I find breakfast to be a very interesting time for drinks. What a person orders when out to breakfast sort of says a lot about them. For some people, it’s coffee. No matter where they are, coffee. It could be the dregs of the coffee pot and they’ll drink it. For others, hot chocolate. And for those with a fun and light-hearted personality, add in a giant dollop of whipped cream. There are others still who order juice to get themselves going, ready to power through a long day. And there are those who order soda… we bow our heads in shame as we ask for that Pepsi, just waiting for the sugar crash to happen.
I’ve never gone to breakfast and ordered an alcoholic drink, however. It’s been done in movies. Countless times, people ask for a Bloody Mary or a Bellini. I always want to be that person. But in my old age, my tolerance level has gone down. One drink would leave me feeling too tired to continue on without a good nap so thus, I stick to my sugar-laden carbonated drinks.
Even so, I’d love to go to brunch and order a mimosa. They are tropical and fruity and refreshing. In this rendition, I subbed out traditional orange juice for pineapple juice. I thought it would be a fun twist on the classic mimosa. And while I made these at 5:00 at night and drank it with dinner, I could envision myself at a tropical resort, sipping these over a brunch of bacon, biscuits and eggs.
- 1 cup sparkling wine
- 1 cup pineapple juice
- Pour the wine evenly into two champagne flutes. Pour the pineapple juice on top.
- Serve chilled.