Brunch cocktail: Pineapple mimosa

Brunch cocktail: Pineapple mimosa

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.

BUY MINI CHAMPAGNE Bottles

Instead of buying big bottles of Champagne, look for packs of mini Champagne bottles. They come in packs of 3 or 4. One mini champs is perfect for two pineapple mimosas. Not only do they make your fridge look classy, but then they’ll be on hand “for emergencies”. Like rainy Saturday mornings when you don’t feel like leaving bed to run errands.

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.

FEATURED CHAMPAGNE GLASSES from RÖD

The beautiful champagne flutes in this pineapple mimosa recipe are from RÖD Wine Glasses. RÖD sent them to me to try for free in exchange for feedback. I’m so happy I don’t have to send them back! Below is info to check out the wine glasses. (contains affiliate links)

Mimosa lovers, brides-to-be and newlyweds love these high-quality ROD Wine Glasses. They're the perfect excuse to drink pineapple mimosas on the weekend. Plus, the shipping box doubles as glass storage. They're available online via Amazon or rodwine.com. Through 12/31/16, use the 20% off code "SBGWINO" on either site.

Sure, you can use regular wine glasses for mimosas. But Champagne flutes are so damn classy! So, even if you want to lounge in fold-over yoga pants, take out Champagne glasses to make your weekend feel special. 

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Pineapple mimosa brunch cocktail recipe
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Pineapple mimosa brunch cocktail recipe via sipbitego.com #brunching #mimosa
Pineapple mimosa brunch cocktail recipe
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  1. Fill Champagne glasses half way with sparkling wine.
  2. Add pineapple juice to fill the glass.
  3. Garnish with fresh fruit, like strawberries or pineapples.

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