I am a total brunch girl. Or at least a brunch cocktail girl. I’ll be totally honest and tell you, even though the mimosa is traditionally a brunch drink, I have enjoyed just as many of these pineapple ginger mimosas with dinner as I have with brunch. No matter what time of day though, this pineapple ginger mimosa is a definitely a crowd pleaser.
I first tasted the drink this recipe is inspired by at our local pizza place when we were there for an early lunch. I was instantly in love and knew I was going to have to recreate it at home. I talked to the bar tender and they use a combination of ground dried ginger, fresh ginger and crystallized ginger. Since I knew I would be making it at home and I am definitely NOT a bartender, I wanted to keep the recipe as simple as possible.
Pineapple Ginger Mimosa Ingredients:
32 oz pineapple juice
1 large piece of fresh ginger, peeled
1 bottle Champagne or Prosecco
Dried pineapple pieces
Let’s Make It:
1. a pitcher, combine pineapple juice and ginger. Refrigerate for 15-30 minutes; up to overnight. Discard ginger.
2. Fill champagne glasses 1/3-1/2 the way with pineapple juice. Top with Champagne and garnish with dried pineapple.
Mathlete is a huge pineapple fan so we always keep pineapple juice at the house. With only three ingredients, this mimosa is definitely one that you can easily whip up on short notice. Plus, I love it because it is a fun departure from the normal orange juice and champagne that can get a little boring.
I had some crystallized ginger in the pantry so I also garnished my glass with that for fun! Or, drop it into your mimosa for some added ginger flavor!
What are your favorite cocktails and drinks for brunch? Do you love trying to recreate restaurant drinks and recipes at home?