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Bellini Swirl

Written on May 9, 2011

The Bellini cocktail originated in Venice, Italy by Giuseppe Cipriani, founder of Harry’s Bar. The name Bellini comes from an artisit, Giovanni Bellini, because the unique pink color of the cocktail matches the color of the toga of a saint in one of his paintings. Our Bellini Swirl recipe is a twist on a traditional Bellini and is perfect for a refreshing cocktail after work or when you are sitting out on the patio for a day of relaxation. Spring is here and this is a wonderful remedy for any day! Stay tuned for another champagne recipe and a contest this Friday.

¾ oz. Absolut Raspberri
1 oz. Champagne
1 oz. Peach Puree
¾ oz. Chianti

1. Fill Martini glass with ice and pour ice into blender.
2. Add ¾ oz. of Absolut Raspberri, 1 oz. Champagne and 1 oz. Peach Puree.
3. Blend.
4. Pour ¾ oz. of Chianti in the martini glass.
5. Pour blended mix carefully into glass and enjoy!

What other cocktail recipes would you like to know how to make?

  • Gevaert

    The last time I had a Bilini was in New Orleans. What a treat to find one in the Chicago area. They are the best but can you tell us how you make the peach puree.

  • Jackson12347

    Would love a recipe for Lemoncello!!

  • Cam2372

    This is a Great Cocktail. I have had many in many different place. Extremely refreshing.

  • Carol Conlee

    This certainly sounds like a refreshing summer drink. Will try one the next time we’re in for dinner.

  • ChellePhD

    Yummy! Sounds like a lovely addition to a Sunday brunch. How about a similar treat with Hibiscus flower?

  • lanier

    would love recipes for refreshing non-alcoholic drinks

  • Petra

    This is absolutely the most refreshingnest drink for the summer

  • Pesche

    Looks absolutely delicious, can’t wait to try it!

  • Terry

    We love Maggiano’s and I love my peach bellini’s!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Amy

    Last drink I tried at maggianos was an excellent strawberry mojito, please pass on the recipe!

  • Gondola1

    The Bellini sounds like a great drink to serve with appetizers. Will try it next time we are waiting for dinner.

  • Sooner_susan

    I haven’t had a decent Bellini in YEARS; this is, bar none, my favorite “frozen” drink. Keep ‘em coming!

  • Smkncolorado

    Best bellini outside of NYC’s Cipriani’s!! Thanks for bringing the summer into drinking!

  • Harrison Garo

    I recommend using Prosecco instead of Champagne.

  • Amyjgallagher

    This looks AMaZING! Def going to order one next time I come in.

  • Elasparks

    Love it…will try!

  • george

    Really enjoy the recipes posted……

  • Orchid1220

    was at Maggiano’s two weeks ago and I tried the Bellini Peach cocktail
    drink. I was very good, light and it does have a tasty peach flavor that
    make you want more. It is a good drink for spring and summer.
    Maggiano’s is one of my favorite restaurant in town. They have great
    services, good foods and everyone is very nice. I can’t wait to go back
    to dine in again.

  • Anonymous

    Love the blog. Easy recipes would be appreciated, plus a local flair would be nice.

  • Anthony

    I would like to see new and creative recipes.

  • rebecca

    Actually, I’d like to know how to make Chicken and Spinach Manicotti.

  • JulieG.

    Love the drink recipie, can’t wait to try it! Maggiano’s is our favorite place

  • JulieG.

    Love the drink recipie, can’t wait to try it! Maggiano’s is our favorite place

  • Ahsh70

    Really enjoy the blog, I am a big fan of easy to do recipes, especially Italian dishes like my nana used to make. It would be great to have handed down family recipes to share with other bloggers….

  • Pmalidore

    always enjoy new recipe ideas, food or drink

  • Kenneth d Siler

    I love Maggiano’s and am always impressed with the new entrees that come out, but have never had a chance to meet any of the chefs. I would be very interested in a blog about the chef’s experience and background at my local Maggiano’s in Cincinnati, Ohio so I feel fike I know who is preparing my families meal and our bi-weekly trips feel more personal. Thank you

  • Linda

    Love drink recipes and this one looks fabulous. Only thing I would change about Maggiano’s is the Parmesan cheese. I like shaved or freshly grated cheese.

  • Heshaw

    This drink looks absolutely amazing! Thank you for the recipe, but it would be great if you could list non-alcoholic alternatives for those under twenty-one or disinclined to drink alcohol. Keep up the good work!!

  • Jilly

    Love cocktail recipes and this one does sound delicious! Can’t wait to try it.

  • Mdanyo17

    My daughter and I had the most amazing dinner & dessert at Maggiano’s in Bridgewater. The experience was second to none! Maria Danyo

  • Anonymous

    The Bellini sounds like a terrific summer drink! Light & refreshing & I can’t wait to try it!

  • amanda

    It would be great to include pasta sauce recipes on the blog!

  • Tmom

    I’ve never had a Bellini, but am compelled to try it now that I’ve seen the recipe. Sounds yummy!

  • Swneilso

    OMG what a beautiful looking drink. I hope it tastes as good. Thanks for the recipe. the bartender at restaurant in Durham NC makes a stiff drink! I’ll have to get hinm to make one of these next time. Thanks.

  • Wendy Kelly

    What a nice looking drink! This is a nice blog, can’t wait to try making some recipes! I would love to see your brushetta recipe on here! :)

  • Geni

    Nice blog. I’d love to read about perfect specialty drink pairings with various meals and/or appetizers or desserts.

  • Muniztmr

    Mmmm, I can’t wait to try it. I was in Rome last year and we went to Harry’s Bar to just to have a bellini. It was delicious. I look forward to more exciting information on this blog.

  • Muniztmr

    Mmmm, I can’t wait to try it. I was in Rome last year and we went to Harry’s Bar to just to have a bellini. It was delicious. I look forward to more exciting information on this blog.

  • Lpgabriel

    Can’t wait to try this. It looks delicious. I love Maggiano’s zucchini and their pastas. Everything I have tried there has been wonderful.

  • jen

    Bellini! Terrific- nothing better for a summer brunch

  • jen

    Bellini! Terrific- nothing better for a summer brunch

  • Grewalsusa

    looks delicious and easy to make – perfect for the summer

  • Grewalsusa

    looks delicious and easy to make – perfect for the summer

  • Yolanda Allen

    I come there for your food and the Bellinis. The peach bellini is delicious. I cannot wait to try this new one. We are having our team lunch at the Cumberland-Ga location nect Wednesday.

  • Lily

    This looks delicious. Thanks for sharing. Can’t wait to make it at home!

  • Nayfe

    This looks like a fabulous drink! Thanks for sharing the recipe. I am also a fan of the videos and the Make-A-Wish posts!

  • Jim

    I took the family to Harry’s last summer in Venice. 18 euros for a Belini. With a bowl of olives. It was worth it. Sort of. I was there in in 1982 when the bartender claimed he served “Papa.” So a few drinks and I was quoting Ernest. It is a claen well lighted place. :)

  • Audrey

    I love the Buckhead location in Atlanta, I always get the same thing everytime I go. I would love to see ways to lower calories and fat without compromising the taste. I would love to see a question and answer section, something like ask the Chef. Where you can ask specific questions and have them answer by the Chef.
    Atlanta, Georgia

  • Trod 76

    I absolutely love Maggiano’s. Unfortunately I don’t live near one but every time I go to Chicago or Houston I will go there. Just found out you are in St. Louis and will be there in June…can’t wait!! Really like the suggestions on which wines to pair with the meals. And would love to get some of your pasta sauce recipes especially for Rigatoni “D” which is my favorite!!!!

  • Karenleigh83

    Love this! Would love to know how to make the pineapple martini! It’s my favorite!

  • Rebok55

    I would love to see the nutritional values for your most popular dishes- but- aren’t they all most populat!! MMMM Joey D’s- I’m ready for that gift card!!

  • Sandrak59

    this sounds wonderful!!! please keep sharing other recipes!!!

  • Ronda Simons

    We were recently in for dinner and were given a second pasta meal to take home, a two for one.
    I am curious as to how this generous offer began. It was a real shock. We were also given champagne because the waiter overheard we were celebrating my nieces engagement. I always feel like I am among family. Thank you!

  • Ginny Don

    I would also love a recipe for eggplant rollatini and some great salads for the summer.

  • guest

    That sounds great! I can’t wait to make one. I would love to see more drink recipes.

  • Bphillips

    Salad recipes. Yum! Can you bring back those tasty crackers you used to serve with the bread?

  • Bphillips

    Salad recipes. Yum. Can you bring back those tasty crackers you used to serve with the bread?

  • Anonymous

    We love your menu items that allow you to take home an Entree free. It’s a great way to try a dish that you didn’t try at the restaurant and let’s busy couples have another dinner that only has to be heated up after a busy day at work!

  • victoria7401

    love the blog, would love the blog to cover seasonal produce +recipe + wine pairing!

  • christianj

    I think its a great idea to list drinks recepie…maybe you should have a create your own trio where you pick 3 diffrent things you want to eat for a rgeat price

  • Pam J

    This is awesome with Mango puree too!!

  • Linda Lonsdorf, Snugglestk

    I especially look forward to seeing the recipes. Your food is so appealing in taste, color, and presentation, I would love to try to emulate it although I’m just an average cook.

  • Linda Lonsdorf, Snugglestk

    I especially look forward to seeing the recipes. Your food is so appealing in taste, color, and presentation, I would love to try to emulate it although I’m just an average cook.

  • cls

    I’m not a wine drinker, but I’d love to hear about any of your appetizer dishes

  • Anonymous

    I was at your Troy location for the first time last week, Best meal ever. The frozen peach belini was the best drink I have ever had. Pleae post the recipe!!!

  • Anonymous

    I was at your Troy location for the first time last week, Best meal ever. The frozen peach belini was the best drink I have ever had. Pleae post the recipe!!!

  • Anonymous

    This sounds so refreshing and yes a tasty treat after a busy day. i would love to see you blog on how to choose the best wine to accompany your various entrees, I am always overwhelmed and confused when presented an extensive wine list just how to nattow the choices and select the perfect bottle to enhance the dining experience

  • Chad

    What a great way to connect to those of us who are true followers of this great restaraunt, and to build a new following. I like some of the other ideas of using the blog to share some of Maggiano’s signature recipes and would also like to see postings on upcoming seasonal or limited menu items. One suggestion I would have is to bring back the Balsamic Vinegar and oil for dipping your wonderful bread in. During our last visit about a week ago, we were surprised when our server did not offer us anything to dip our bread in. In visits past our servers have always offered this. Good luck with the blog, we all look forward to your posts.

  • Karynmurph

    I’m so happy you shared your bellini recipe. I’ve been searching for a good bellini recipe for awhile. Can’t wait to try it at your restaurant in Orlando when I visit there in a couple weeks.

  • Barbara Conover

    Looks delicious- after being in Italy, I will have to try this one. have never been to Maggiano’s but hope to get there soon.

  • Anonymous

    I would like to see the chefs actually prepare some of the items on the video….that way for novice cooks such as myself, I can visualize how the dish, drink or what have you should look like. Just a suggenstion.

  • Ranjan

    Thanks for the receipe!! Taste delicious!

  • Otr98

    I really enjoy the e-mails that have coupons that give you a second meal to take home. I love this Bellini recipe, thanks for sharing.

  • Jesstin3

    That looks good. Somthing id like to drink on a beach in Florida or California

  • Bob

    I would love to see more appetizer and drink recipes

  • Anne

    I can’t wait to try this recipe. It looks like it might become my new summer favorite!

  • packerbacker

    I would like to see Maggiano’s offer sampler platters of both pastas and desserts. Maybe just a small sample of 4 or 5 different pasta items on one and 4 or 5 desserts on the other at a reasonable price. I think it would be a good seller for you along with introducing customers to more of your specialties.

  • Mario

    Happy Hour specials!

  • Caminaz1

    Would love to have a great sangria recipe! Refreshing in the summer.

  • Texan13

    Please make your buy one get one offer available for take out (2 pasta dishes), if you also eat at the restaruant (total of 3 entrees). Pay for 2, eat 1, get 2 to go.

  • Ally

    This looks really delicious and I can’t wait to try this!

  • Driva18

    It would be nice to see full course dinners listed in inventory along with the most fitting drinks to go along with.

  • MBurton

    Maybe have a guest contest or suggestion page for new IDEAS for dishes! Love the offers for TAKE ONE HOME, they really make the experience affordable! THANKS!

  • jmc22

    Never tried a Bellini – think it’s about time!

  • L.H.

    I Love Love Love buy one get one free on almost anything! Coupons and special offers are definitely the key to my heart!

  • pinkchic

    I would love to see a breakdown of menu items that are dairy free and also some nutrition facts. 

  • mm

     this drink sounds yummy

  • StayCuriousTravel

    Blog is a great idea especially if Maggiano’s management will respond to comments or suggestions!
     Please include another non-tomato or red sauced classic pasta besides Fettucine Alfredo, because lack of another option makes your great buy 1, take 1 home pasta offer less enticing to groups who can’t or won’t eat cooked tomato ingredients, so please add more pasta options, creamy, pesto, carbonara, aglio, etc…Any chance your family style dinners could be offered to parties of 2 perhaps on slower nights of the week or slower times during serving hours as that would draw in more couples?Also would love some lighter dessert offerings, sorbets, fruit tarts, so some of us wouldn’t have to pass on dessert after a rich or carb heavy meal?Love your servers & we would definitely come much more often if suggestions could be offered perhaps as specials if Maggiano’s doesn’t want to permanently augment menus?Thanks.

  • Biz119

    I would like the recipe for the Peach Lemonade with Pomegranate drink from the recent make a wish foundation special menu.

  • Nmouzone01

    I would love the recipe for your Italian pink lemonade. I had one this past Sunday in chevy chase. It was delightful, but we live over 45 minutes away. I would like to try and recreate it at home.

  • sarah


    No problem! Which lemonade are you referring to? We have the Sangrai Limonata (Sangria Lemonade), Raspberry Lemonade and the Make-A-Wish special, Leslie’s Lemonade (Peach & Pomegranate Lemonade). Please let me know which lemonade and I will see if I can get you the recipe.

    Thank you!

  • Kim

    Could you post the recipe for the regular frozen peach Bellini?  I had two of them last night and they are AMAZING!  Going back Friday night for drinks and appetizers so I can have some more.  These would be great to serve at a party.  Our server said that it is peach puree, wine and something else, but I don’t think there was champagne in it, and definitely no Absolut Raspberri.  I would LOVE to know!

  • Diana

    Would love the recipe for the Peach Bellini….it is pure heaven!

  • ing

    Can you tell us how to make the Pomegranate Mojitos?!?

  • Cp2u

    Had 2 Bellini Swirls last night…awesome! Will be trying the recipe at home soon!

  • Beth3115

    Please please please post the recipe for the pineapple martini! It is so delicious!

  • Diana L See

    I just had the Eggplant Rollatini – OMG was it awesome, PLEASE I beg you post the recipe or email it to me

  • Rxqt

    I got the ingredients from a Maggiano’s in Dallas: Parrot Bay Pineapple Rum,
    Dekuyper’s Tropical Pineapple, & Pineapple juice!! I agree, though! My FAVORITE drink at Maggiano’s!

  • Nyc Bears

    would like the recipe for the red sangria – it was delicious

  • Coolshopper

    This is the best Bellini in restaurants!

  • Anitas1227

    So very Yummy!

  • PinkCaddie

    2 oz peach mix or peach  nectar
    1 oz Lunetta proseceo
    1/2 oz Barcardi limon rum
    blend all ingredients and servein a chilled Martini glass. 

  • Kathy

    Love your Bellini Swirls!!!

  • Charliemae

    While this sounds delicious what I would really really love to have is the recipe for your pineapple martini. I live in the midwest and had the opportunity to visit your restaurant in Vegas .. and everything was so good .. my cousin and I fell in love with that pineapple martini though! :>) Any chance we can get you to share it????

  • Jimkloth

    Anyone know the reciepe for their appletini.

  • Cara WB

    I made this recipe and it was terrible. It was nothing like what I got at Maggiano’s.

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