|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 0g||0%|
|Saturated Fat 0g||0%|
|Total Carbohydrate 17g||6%|
|Dietary Fiber 1g||3%|
|Total Sugars 14g|
|Vitamin C 34mg||170%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
Get a little flirtatious with this pineapple-flavored rendition of a sparkling cosmopolitan. The flirtini is a great Champagne cocktail for romantic summer evenings or Valentine's Day, New Year's Eve, or any other occasion that you want to celebrate with something a little extra special.
Mix this up just before serving so that the Champagne doesn't lose its bubbles. It may also be best to mix up two or more flirtinis at a time, so you don't waste an open bottle of wine on a single drink.
2 pieces fresh pineapple
1/2 ounce premium triple sec
1 ounce vodka
1 ounce pineapple juice
1 ounce Champagne
Maraschino cherry, for garnish
Steps to Make It
Gather the ingredients.
Muddle the pineapple pieces and triple sec in the bottom of a mixing glass.
Add the vodka and pineapple juice.
Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
Top with Champagne.
Garnish with the maraschino cherry. Serve and enjoy.
- Cointreau is commonly used in the flirtini, but feel free to use your favorite premium triple sec instead. A top-shelf orange curaçao works well, too.
How Strong Is the Flirtini?
It's wise to remember that Cointreau is an 80-proof liqueur, and if we pair that with an 80-proof vodka, the flirtini is not as innocent as it looks. While that is true, this is no martini, and in that respect, it's a gentle cocktail with an alcohol content of about 17 percent ABV (34 proof).