OED Appeals: Bellini

Jesse Sheidlower jester at PANIX.COM
Thu Oct 4 11:59:03 UTC 2012

On Thu, Oct 04, 2012 at 11:56:05AM +0000, Stephen Goranson wrote:
> Requested noun (cocktail) earlier than 1965.
> Venice Observed, Mary McCarthy (1956) page 19 col. 1 (confirmed on paper):
> Harry's Bar has a drink called a Tiziano, made of grapefruit juice and champagne and colored pink with grenadine or bitters. "You ought to have a Tintoretto," someone remonstrated, and the proprietor regretted that he had not yet invented that drink, but he had a Bellini and a Giorgione.


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