The mimosa… the brunch cocktail that made it socially acceptable to drink at 10:30am. But, let’s be honest. It’s stuck in a rut. The standard OJ and champagne cocktail has become mainstream and predictable. With the addition of pineapple juice, it’s easy to fall in love with this brunch cocktail again.
A super easy brunch cocktail
The pineapple mimosa is a new twist on the typical brunch cocktail. It’s not too overwhelming to make before your first cup of coffee. The ingredients are easy to find. And it doesn’t involve digging out a blender. It’s a recipe you can bring to a holiday brunch, add to a bridal shower menu, or enjoy at a moment’s notice on a lazy Sunday.
To make a pineapple mimosa, use a 1:1 ratio of pineapple juice to bubbly. Serve in Champagne glasses and garnish with strawberries.
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What type of Champagne?
Any kind! You don’t have to buy a bottle with the label “Champagne”. Just make choose a bottle is sparkling wine. It should have a cork and a wire cage. Only wines from Champagne, France carry the label “Champagne”. Feel confident choosing any sparkling wine you like. The pineapple makes this recipe!
What type of pineapple juice?
Fresh squeezed pineapple juice isn’t always available, and that’s okay. You can usually find pineapple juice in cans or in OJ-like bottles year-round. I’ve tried all types of pineapple juice in this concoction and have no complaints!
OTHER MIMOSA RECIPES
In search of a new mimosa high, I set out on a mission to sample them across all four corners of the United States. I took notes in Boston, Baltimore, Miami, Austin, San Francisco, Seattle and Portland. There are versions garnished with fresh lavender. Or poured over squished red raspberries. Or mixed with peach puree (aka the Bellini). But, out of all the mimosa’s I’ve experimented, this pineapple mimosa is showing up regularly on my breakfast table. Gotta love a colorful tropical drink.
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