The Bellini was invented sometime between 1934 and 1948 by Giuseppe Cipriani, founder of Harry’s Bar, the iconic drinking establishment in Venice, Italy. The sunset-pink color reminded Cipriani of the toga worn in a painting by 15th-century Venetian artist Giovanni Bellini…hence the name. The drink consists of puréed white peaches and Prosecco. The original recipe was made with a bit of raspberry or cherry juice to give the drink a pink glow like the painting. Prosecco
VIVA TEQUILA! By Jimmy Quaile, Certified Sommelier July 24th is National Tequila Day. That’s right, an entire day celebrated across the country honoring a fermented drink. Not just ANY fermented drink you understand ~ A drink that which dates back to the Aztecs in 1000 B.C. A drink which uses a prehistoric plant that is actually a member of the Lily family. A plant that can weigh over 100 pounds before being peeled, roasted and
Perfect to drink on a chilly winter night, this cocktail was made popular back in the 1930s. What You’ll Need 2 ounces Irish Whiskey 1.5 ounces Dry Vermouth 3-5 dashes of Pernod 3-5 dashes of Angostura bitters Directions Fill a shaker with ice and add ingredients. Shake and strain over ice into a rocks glass.
With our rock-bottom prices on Johnnie Walker we threw together an easy, refreshing cocktail to drink when you’re in the mood for a drink with some added carbonation. What You’ll Need 2 ounces Johnnie Walker Black Label 1 lemon wedge Ginger Ale Directions Add about a cup of ice to a collins glass and pour the Johnnie Walker over it. Fill to the top with Ginger Ale and stir well. Squeeze a bit of lemon, and