Pineapple Mimosa

This tropical spin on the popular brunch drink is even better than the original! The pineapple mimosa is bubbly and topped with coconut foam.

Pineapple mimosa

Here’s a cocktail that’s tropical, fruity, and bubby all at once: the Pineapple Mimosa! This spin on the classic brunch cocktail might be even better. Sweet pineapple juice is a unique offset to crisp, dry champagne. The best part? Creamy coconut milk makes a frothy topping so it looks like the bubbles never die! This one is the perfect signature drink for a special brunch or party. In fact, we like it better than the original.

Ingredients in a pineapple mimosa

The mimosa is a simple drink that only has a few ingredients, with a festive feel that’s perfect for serving at parties. The classic mimosa is actually on the list of International Bartender Association’s IBA official cocktails. This means that there’s an “official” definition. Since the pineapple mimosa is already going off script, we took our Prosecco Mimosa and gave it a frothy coconut foam topping. Here’s what you’ll need for this easy drink:

  • Pineapple juice: Any brand of jarred pineapple juice will do!
  • Sparkling wine: use champagne, Prosecco, or your favorite sparkling wine
  • Coconut milk: Use full-fat coconut milk for the best results
Pineapple mimosa

Champagne, Prosecco, & sparkling wines

A few notes on the sparkling wine to buy, before we start! You can use any type of sparkling wine for a pineapple mimosa: just make sure it’s “brut” or dry. The classic for a mimosa is champagne, but we’ve found we like it even better with Italian Prosecco. Side benefit: Prosecco is generally a little cheaper, usually around $15 per bottle. Here’s a little more about Prosecco vs Champagne and other sparkling wine:

  • Champagne: French sparkling wine. It tastes bubbly and fruity, with undertones of almond and orange. It’s typically the most expensive sparkling wine.
  • Prosecco: Italian sparkling wine. It’s a little sweeter than champagne and has lighter bubbles. It’s fruity and flowery, with notes of apple, pear and lemon.
  • Cava: Spanish sparkling wine. It has more citrus notes, and is a little more savory and less fruity.

How to make a pineapple mimosa: layer the drink!

The pineapple mimosa is slightly different from a traditional mimosa because it’s a layered drink. You have to add the ingredients to the glass in a specific order to get the foamy coconut topping. Here’s what to do:

  • Add the sparkling wine first. Contrary to what you might think, here you’ll add the bubbles first! This lets you hold preserve the bubbles and avoids overfilling the glass with out of control champagne bubbles!
  • Add the pineapple, then the coconut milk last. The coconut milk is less dense than the other liquids, so it floats on the top and makes a frothy topping. It almost looks like a constant fizz of champagne bubbles!

One thing to note: As you drink the pineapple mimosa, the coconut foam will stay on top but will start to mix slightly with the rest of the drink. This adds to the fun of drinking it, though it might be unexpected at first.

How to make a pineapple mimosa

More mimosa variations

Once you’ve tried one…you’ll want to try them all! There are lots of fun spins on the classic mimosa using different types of fruit juice. Here are all the types to try:

More pineapple cocktails

Got leftover pineapple juice? There are lots of mixed drinks to try! Here are our favorite pineapple cocktails starring the juice and the fruit:

Pineapple mimosa

When to serve a pineapple mimosa

This drink was made for brunch and parties! It’s great for any occasion and is a fun unique spin on the classic. Here are some great times to serve it:

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Pineapple mimosa

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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 drink 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

This tropical spin on the popular brunch drink is even better than the original! The pineapple mimosa is bubbly and topped with coconut foam.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 4 ounces  (1/2 cup) champagne or Prosecco
  • 2 ounces (1/4 cup) pineapple juice, chilled*
  • 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) unsweetened coconut milk
  • For the garnish: Pineapple wedge (optional)

Instructions

  1. Tilt the champagne flute and pour in the champagne or Prosecco (it will fill about 2/3 of the glass).
  2. Top off with pineapple juice. Pour in the coconut milk, which should settle on top of the drink. If desired, garnish with a pineapple wedge. 
  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Poured
  • Cuisine: Cocktails

Keywords: Pineapple mimosa

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About the Authors

Sonja Overhiser

Cookbook Author and writer

Sonja Overhiser is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best healthy cookbooks of 2018. She’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food blog A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Sonja seeks to inspire adventurous eating to make the world a better place one bite at a time.

Alex Overhiser

Cookbook Author and photographer

Alex Overhiser is an acclaimed food photographer and author based in Indianapolis. He’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the recipe website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Alex is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best vegetarian cookbooks by Epicurious.

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