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Fino Bellini

Australian Gourmet Traveller recipe for Fino Bellini.

By Tim Philips
  • 15 mins preparation
  • Serves 8 - 10
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Fino Bellini
"The Bellini, traditionally a Venetian drink of white peach and prosecco, gets an indigenous promotion here - the Australian nectarine season is short on time, but huge on flavour," says Philips. "Make the most of it at your next barbecue. You can pass the nectarines through a mouli if you have one, which is a specification in the original Bellini recipe from Harry's Bar to minimise oxidation." Makes 1.5 litres.


  • 500 ml fino Sherry (see note)
  • 750 ml dry sparkling wine
Bellini base
  • 2 large ripe yellow nectarines, stones removed, coarsely chopped
  • 50 ml lemon juice
  • 55 gm (¼ cup) caster sugar


  • 1
    For Bellini base, blend nectarines, lemon and sugar in a blender until smooth, adding a little water to thin if necessary to a thick sauce consistency. Refrigerate until required.
  • 2
    To serve, pour 30ml Fino solera into chilled Champagne coupes, add 30ml Bellini base and top with sparkling wine (about 60ml each).