Pineapple Mimosa

Sugar-rimmed glasses of mimosa
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  • Total: 3 mins
  • Prep: 3 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 1 cocktail (1 serving)

The pineapple mimosa recipe is a great way to enjoy the clean, refreshing taste of Cîroc Pineapple Vodka and it is a simple twist on the popular mimosa. It's a tropical fruit delight, offering a brilliant option for brunch or anytime you need a great (and simple) sparkling wine cocktail to impress a few guests.

This drink not only brings in the fruit vodka but adds lemon and honey syrup to the orange juice and sparkling wine mix. You will find that this is a refreshing change that works very well, bringing depth into an already fantastic cocktail.

Ingredients

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Build the ingredients in the order given in a Champagne flute.

  3. Garnish with an orange peel.

  4. Serve and enjoy!

Tips

  • Honey syrup is easy to make. It's simply a diluted version of honey that makes the sweetener a little easier to mix into cold drinks. To make it, mix equal parts honey and water until you get an even consistency: for this recipe, that's 1/4 ounce of each.
  • You can use simple syrup or agave nectar as alternative sweeteners in the pineapple mimosa.
  • Fresh citrus juices really are going to produce a better tasting mimosa. You will not regret taking the time to squeeze lemons and oranges; one of each should yield enough juice for a few cocktails.
  • Any style of sparkling wine, including Champagne, will work great in this recipe. The Italian Prosecco is a great choice and one of the more budget-friendly options.

Recipe Variation

Serving this pineapple mimosa at brunch is just a little easier if you make it by the pitcher. The single-drink recipe is very easy to adapt to any size you want to mix up, making it ideal for parties.

For instance, simply do a little math to fill the average drink pitcher, which is around 60 ounces. Begin by pouring 10 ounces (1 1/4 cups) of the vodka and 5 ounces (2/3 cup) of each of the juices and syrup. Just before serving, fill the pitcher with ice, then top it with Prosecco.

  • Adding a little more sparkling wine to the pitcher than you would for a single drink will help keep the sparkle longer. The drink will be sitting out in the pitcher and the ice will dilute it a bit, so it's good to add more carbonation from the beginning.
  • When making this conversion, it would be best to add the honey syrup to taste. Do this by combining the vodka and juices, then add 1/4 cup of the syrup at a time. Mix it together and give it a taste test until it hits your desired sweetness.

How Strong Is a Pineapple Mimosa?

Like most flavored vodkas, Cîroc bottles their pineapple at 70 proof. With that (and all the mixers) this mimosa mixes up to a pleasant strength. On average, its alcohol content should be just 13 percent ABV (26 proof), or equivalent to the wine on its own.