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Pineapple Mimosas are the BEST KIND!! Forget the OJ and add pineapple juice to champagne for your next brunch.
I had my first pineapple mimosa a few years ago when we went to Maui. We took a snorkeling trip with Trilogy (of the famous cinnamon rolls) and they offer pineapple mimosas on the sail home. I’d never been a mimosa person until I tried that pineapple mimosa. Now whenever we host brunch pineapple juice is always on my mimosa bar.
There’s something about the tart and sweet acidity of the pineapple juice mixed with the champagne. It’s a tropical mimosa that is so much better than the orange juice kind!
Next time you’re hosting brunch…or if you’re just in the mood to have champagne for breakfast, try this delicious twist on my favorite cocktail.
With just 2 ingredients, a pineapple mimosa is a refreshing twist on the traditional recipe.
I always get asked what kind of champagne to use in mimosas. I suggest using one you like to drink plain. I prefer something less sweet in general, but especially when I’m adding juice.
When choosing a champagne for mimosas, choose a brut or extra brut, or use prosecco.
You can really make mimosas any way; I’ve done them Hawaiian, Cranberry, and with pineapple and orange juice. It’s all about using the flavors that you love.
Have you ever wondered how to make a good mimosa? I think that’s in the eye of the drinker.
Basically, if you’re pouring me a mimosa, it better be less than an ounce of juice and a full flute of champagne. Someone else might want it more 70/30. Just be sure to ask before you pour!
Tips for making the perfect pineapple mimosa:
- With just 2 ingredients, is this even a recipe?
- I suggest you buy the mini single serve cans of pineapple juice. They come in packs of 6. The large 32ounce cans of pineapple juice are going to be way too much unless you’re making lots of cocktails.
- Be sure to chill the champagne and the juice.
- Wondering how to easily open a champagne bottle? Twist the bottle not the cork!
Other mimosa recipes to try:
- Cranberry Orange Mimosa
- Strawberry Shortcake Mimosa
- Mimosa Recipes for all occasions!
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- 1 ounce pineapple juice
- 4 ounces champagne or prosecco
- Add pineapple juice to champagne flute. Top off with champagne. Serve with pineapple garnish.
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I forgot to add sparkling Bloody Marys! Those are a treat if you make your own BM mix from scratch, I mean like serious scratch like starting with tomato paste so I can control the sodium content (we’re not spring chickens anymore but we like to have fun and stay healthy!) At this rate, food might be an afterthought. No, we will have serious brunch food!
I love bubbly and mixing it with juice is so me! Pineapple by itself or along with OJ, add some cran or pomegranate for color, float a slice of kiwi on top, try with mango or a combo of tropical juices…you can’t go wrong! I’ve been thinking of hosting a brunch and having a mimosa bar so my guests can create their own. That sounds like fun and something I should organize soon now that the holidays are over and January doesn’t really have anything going. It’ll break up the winter doldrums! Lol! I need to get working on that brunch menu…
I agree that pineapple juice is so much better than OJ in mimosas!