With just 4 ingredients, this Pineapple Paradise Mimosa plus mocktail recipe is a must-try cocktail for the warmer months ahead. Coconut rum, pineapple juice, pineapple sherbet, and topped with some bubbly make for the perfect combination for a lakeside or beach cocktail. Mocktail recipe also included for children or non-drinkers!
Post last updated: May 7, 2020
Oh, hi there! Don’t mind me. I’m just sitting over here doing a happy dance today. After coming off a pretty yucky week of not feeling too well, I hit the ground running Monday morning and I’ve been on a roll ever since.
Between my Make Ahead Praline French Toast Casserole, and now this Pineapple Paradise Mimosa, I’ve almost hit all my favorite food groups. (Bear with me, I tend to make cheesy jokes when I’m happy!)
With the weather finally warming up across the entire US, I can feel a little less guilty about adding this tropical cocktail to the blog. Living in Florida, we’ve been enjoying beautiful weather for quite some time now.
I did brag a little bit in this post back in February because I just couldn’t help myself. Maybe it was the wine, maybe it was the cheese, or maybe it was the lake view. Don’t hold it against me, please. We’re all friends here!
And to show you how good of a friend I really am, I’m going to gift you with this delicious, refreshing cocktail or mocktail if alcohol isn’t your thing.
I absolutely love the combination of pineapple and coconut when it comes to fruity “adult” concoctions. Something about the flavors transports me to a tropical island where my only worry is flipping over on my towel so I can get an even suntan! Now that’s the life.
This particular drink, my Pineapple Paradise Mimosa, was inspired by my friends, Kristen and Melanie. Wondering how? In March, Melanie and I threw an Elephant Themed Baby Shower for Kristen. It was such a great time filled with tons of yummy food, games, family, and friends. Check it out yourself for some baby shower inspiration!
As a thank you for throwing the shower, Kristen gifted Melanie and me with some cute items from Bath and Body Works and an individual-sized bottle of Prosecco. The Prosecco was meant to be “popped” in celebration when she actually “popped” out Baby Parker.
Excitingly, that day arrived two Sundays ago and I got to be a part of the whole thing! I even cut the umbilical cord. If you receive my weekly newsletter updates this is old news for you.
Before Kristen had Baby Parker, she and I went to a photography class together to learn how to use our DSLR cameras. Melanie met us afterward at Chilis and the three of us had lunch to celebrate my birthday. Melanie gifted me a bottle of Malibu coconut rum and a container of pineapple juice along with this adorable Tervis cup that’s perfect for my Lake Life State of Mind.
So between the bottle of Prosecco from Kristen and the Malibu and pineapple juice from Melanie, I knew I had the makings for an awesome cocktail in my future. I just had to get my creative juices flowing…
A while back, I came across a pin on Pinterest where someone made a mimosa using orange sherbet. It looked so delicious I almost had to stop myself from drooling at the picture.
So this weekend when I went grocery shopping, I was almost jumping up and down in the frozen food aisle when I realized they make pineapple flavored sherbet. I grabbed myself a container, and just like that, my Pineapple Paradise Mimosa was born.
Pineapple Paradise Mimosa plus Mocktail Recipe
2 oz./4 tbsp of pineapple juice, 1 oz./2 tbsp of Malibu coconut rum, Prosecco or champagne, pineapple sherbet, pineapple rings (optional for garnish)
2 oz./4 tbsp of pineapple juice, 1 oz./2 tbsp of coconut water, club soda/La Croix/Bubly, pineapple sherbet, pineapple rings (optional for garnish)
Normally mimosas are served in champagne glasses but I used wine glasses instead for this cocktail to accommodate all the delicious ingredients that are in this Pineapple Paradise Mimosa.
Begin by putting a scoop, or two, of pineapple sherbet in the bottom of your glass.
Pour 1 ounce of Malibu coconut rum, or coconut water for the mocktail, into your glass.
Next, add 2 ounces of pineapple juice to each glass.
Top with your champagne or sparkling soda.
Add a pineapple ring for garnish if you so choose and enjoy it!
If pineapple isn’t your thing, feel free to switch out the flavors to your likings. I definitely want to try this with orange juice and orange sherbet in the future. I bet it will be just as delicious!
Oh, and one more tip. The ratio of coconut rum to pineapple juice is 1 to 2. This means you can make this in a larger batch for a crowd by mixing 1 cup of rum and 2 cups of pineapple juice in a pitcher. If you need more, you can do 2 cups of rum and 4 cups of pineapple juice. See the pattern? With that part of the cocktail already mixed, you’ll just need to add the sherbet and Prosecco to the glasses when serving.
I don’t know about you but I’m ready to catch some rays. So get out your tank tops, put on some shorts and sandals, and grab yourself a Pineapple Paradise Mimosa. I’ll be making one here for myself in a little bit and I’ll meet you at the lake in 10. See you soon!
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- 2 oz./4 tbsp of pineapple juice, 1 oz./2 tbsp of Malibu coconut rum, Prosecco or champagne, pineapple sherbet, pineapple rings (optional for garnish)
- 2 oz./4 tbsp of pineapple juice, 1 oz./2 tbsp of coconut water, club soda/La Croix/Bubly, pineapple sherbet, pineapple rings (optional for garnish)
- Begin by putting a scoop, or two, of pineapple sherbet in the bottom of your glass.
- Pour 1 ounce of Malibu coconut rum, or coconut water for the mocktail, into your glass.
- Next, add 2 ounces of pineapple juice to each glass.
- Top with your champagne or sparkling soda.
- Add a pineapple ring for garnish if you so choose and enjoy it!
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