Ginger Honey Bellini, traditional Bellini with a twist!


ginger honey bellini

Ginger honey Bellini, you’re going to love this twist on a traditional Bellini. The Bellini was invented by Guiseppe Cipriani, owner of Harry’s Bar in Venice. A traditional Bellini is made with Prosecco and puréed peaches. The drink’s color reminded Cipriani of the color of a toga that a saint was wearing in a painting by Giovanni Bellini. You gotta love a classy drink inspired by a toga. Toga! Toga! Toga! 🙂

ginger honey bellini ingredients

Bellini’s are perfect for a brunch, especially a Mother’s Day brunch. I wanted to give the tradition Bellini a twist, so I decided to incorporate some ginger and honey. You’ll need sparkling wine or Champagne, ginger brandy, peach nectar, honey, and candied ginger to garnish. The candied ginger smells wonderful and the Bellini color is beautiful, such a unique drink. Your guests are going to love it!

You can purchase candied ginger or make your own. I get a little nervous making anything sort of candy, but it turned out to be very easy. I used Alton Brown’s candied ginger recipe. Since I didn’t need a pound of candied ginger around (because I’d be eating it all and I do try to avoid sugar), I scaled it down. I used fresh ginger and my candy had some extra zing to it! The spicy of the ginger and the sweet of the sugar go so well together. I did have some left over candied ginger which I saved in an airtight container. It’s great as a treat on it’s own, or to sprinkle on desserts and ice cream.

If you need to save yourself some time, Trader Joe’s carries candied ginger and you can order it on line (Trader Joe’s Crystallized Candied Ginger).

ginger honey bellini

Enjoy and have fun starting your morning with a ginger honey Bellini! Make sure you come back and let me know what you think.

Salute, Denise

Ginger Honey Bellini

Yield: 1 drink

Serving Size: 1


  • 1/4 Cup Sparkling Wine or Champagne
  • 1/4 Cup Peach Nectar
  • 1/2 Ounce (1 Tablespoon) Ginger Brandy
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Honey
  • Candied Ginger


  1. Pour 1/2 ounce ginger brandy into champagne flute.
  2. Mix together 1/4 cup peach nectar and 1/2 tablespoon honey and pour into champagne flute.
  3. Top off flute with sparkling wine or champagne (about 1/4 cup).
  4. Garnish with candied ginger.

  1. Hi Denise, I’m visiting from the SITS Girls. My favorite summer drink is a peach bellini and so this recipe caught my eye. It sounds delicious and I’m pinning this one to try sometime. Thanks!

    • Reply

      So glad, let me know if you like it! I’ll head over and check out your blog. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Yes, please! This looks sooo good. pinned to try. Great photographs. found it at hello little home friday roundup. Have a great weekend.

    • Reply

      Thanks Rachel! I’ll head over to your blog, that flat apple pie caught my eye!

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  4. Oh my gosh, this looks so good. And I could really need a drink right now. I’ve never tried candied ginger before, but now I want to make some!

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