Pineapple Mimosas

Pineapple Mimosas will be the star of Sunday brunch this summer! Tropical and full of sunshine, everyone will love these tiki-inspired champagne drinks with a tropical twist.

a pineapple mimosa on a white background with a whole pineapple

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Pineapple Mimosa recipe

Summer is coming to an end soon, but not before one more mimosa recipe.

My husband adores snacking on fresh pineapple in the summertime, so I decided to add pineapple juice to our mimosa bar at our last get-together.

And it was such a hit! Everyone loved sipping on these pineapple champagne cocktails instead of orange mimosas. Not to mention the juicy, edible garnish on top!

Why you’ll love this recipe

Mimosas are the #1 brunch drink. Well, tied in first place with the Bloody Mary, depending on who you ask! Here’s why you should make mimosas with pineapple juice instead:

  • Pineapple brings a tropical, tiki twist to the classic mimosa.
  • They are easy to make — just two ingredients. (Three if you want to get fancy!)
  • Mimosas can be made with or without alcohol for everyone’s enjoyment.

Mimosas are the perfect party drink. Set up a mimosa bar with different juices and garnishes for summer celebrations or a special brunch.

two pineapple mimosas and a pineapple

What is a mimosa?

The mimosa is a bubbly cocktail made with orange juice and champagne. Mimosas are quite similar to bellinis, which are made with peach puree instead of OJ.

Mimosas are a crowd-pleaser for a few reasons. They’re tasty, easy to sip and totally customizable with different juices and purées.

Sometimes mimosas have an extra ingredient: orange liqueur, such as triple sec, Grand Marnier or Cointreau. This gives them an extra layer of flavor.

While traditionally served at breakfast or brunch, mimosas can be served any time.

This Hawaiian mimosa is just a twist on the classic that’s got tons of beachy, tropical vibes. They’d be perfect for a vacation breakfast, a summery bridal shower or a bachelorette party.

Ingredients

Pineapple Juice

To make this refreshing drink, you will need pineapple juice. You can purchase it from the grocery store, in the refrigerated section near the orange juice. You can also get canned pineapple juice if you just want to make a handful of mimosas for your next brunch.

If you have a cold press juicer or blender, you can make your own pineapple juice with fresh pineapple. Strain out the pulp with a fine-mesh strainer to get juice.

a bottle of champagne with a cork and wire topper

Champagne

Real champagne can be expensive, so any type of champagne (AKA sparkling wine), such as cava or prosecco, will work.

Since pineapple is pretty sweet-tart on its own, you can get away with sparkling wine that’s more dry. Look for “brut” on the label.

My guide to sparkling wine can help you pick out a bottle, but if it helps, my go-to bottle is Freixenet which is in the $12-15 range. It’s a good quality yet doesn’t break the bank.

If you want to make non-alcoholic mimosas, you can substitute something clear and bubbly such as:

  • ginger ale
  • ginger beer
  • lemon-lime soda
  • sparkling lemonade
  • sparkling apple cider
  • club soda.

My top choice would be lemon-lime soda, sparkling lemonade or ginger ale to highlight the tropical flavors.

Triple sec

For top-shelf mimosas, guests can add 1 ounce of Grand Marnier, Cointreau or triple sec to their glass for some extra orange flavor.

But if you want to keep things simple (and less expensive), feel free to skip this step. Just use equal parts champagne and pineapple juice.

For non-alcoholic mimosas, you can add a splash of non-alcoholic triple sec. It’s not totally necessary but it adds an extra layer of flavor.

pineapple leaves and a pineapple wedge on a bamboo skewer garnishing a cocktail

Garnishes

The garnish is the best part! I wanted to give these Hawaiian pineapple mimosas the tiki drink treatment. I trimmed off pineapple leaves, cut wedges of pineapple and then speared them with bamboo skewers (affiliate link).

You could also use cubes or chunks of pineapple, a lime slice or an orange wedge. No garnish works too — it will still be the perfect cocktail!

How to make Pineapple Mimosas

A pineapple mimosa is was easy to make as a traditional mimosa. They are so easy to make! Here’s what to do:

  1. To make a mimosa, fill champagne flutes (affiliate link) halfway with pineapple juice (about 3 ounces). If adding triple sec, use 2 ounces juice and 1 ounce triple sec.
  2. Then top with champagne. Garnish with a pineapple wedge and serve!

I’m certain these will be your new favorite mimosas — cheers!

champagne pouring into a champagne flute with pineapple juice

Variations and substitutions

Coconut pineapple mimosas: Add an ounce of coconut rum instead of triple sec for a piña colada flavor.

Orange pineapple mimosas: Use half orange juice and half pineapple juice.

Pineapple strawberry mimosas: Fill each glass with half pineapple juice and half the strawberry puree from these strawberry mimosas.

Virgin pineapple mimosas: Use ginger ale, Sprite or club soda to make these mimosas non-alcoholic.

a closeup of the garnish on a pineapple mimosa

More mimosa recipes

Set up a mimosa bar with other types of juices. Here are a few recipes to get the ideas started:

More pineapple cocktails

Leftover pineapple juice? You’ll enjoy these pineapple drinks:

a pineapple mimosa on a white background with a whole pineapple

Pineapple Mimosas

Yield: 1 cocktail
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Pineapple Mimosas are full of tropical, beachy vibes and are perfect for summer parties and brunches.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces pineapple juice (see note)
  • 1 ounce triple sec or other orange liqueur such as Cointreau or Grand Marnier (optional)
  • 3 ounces champagne, prosecco, cava or other sparkling wine

Instructions

  1. Add the pineapple juice and triple sec to a champagne flute.
  2. Slowly, pour in champagne. Allow the bubbles to dissipate and add more champagne if needed.

Notes

Triple sec is optional. If not using, use 3 ounces of pineapple juice.

Coconut pineapple mimosas: Add an ounce of coconut rum instead of triple sec for a piña colada flavor.

Orange pineapple mimosas: Use half orange juice and half pineapple juice.

Pineapple strawberry mimosas: Fill each glass with half pineapple juice and half the strawberry puree from these strawberry mimosas.

Virgin pineapple mimosas: Use ginger ale, Sprite or club soda to make these mimosas non-alcoholic.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 174Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 6mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 0gSugar: 14gProtein: 0g

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