Pineapple Jalapeno Mimosas:
Pineapple Jalapeno mimosas?…Just keep reading, I promise it’s good….. So it’s brunch season a.k.a mimosa season!! Oh how I love brunch season, It’s one of my favorite times of year. I don’t know for sure if it’s the food, the drink or the company (it’s the food obvi) but there is just something about getting together just before noon to eat a mix of breakfast and lunch type foods. I’m also pretty sure that is where Sunday-Funday was created, those of us who are such hard-core brunch fans just didn’t want the day to end with brunch so we just kept on going. Haha, I’m actually not sure at all if that is the case, but I like to think so. 🙂
Somehow this week, I ended up with an insane amount of jalapeno’s and pineapple. So, one day I started playing around and came up with my new favorite mimosa!! It’s so yummy and the perfect intro into spring (and brunch season)! The recipe calls for champagne or prosecco, pineapple juice, Grand Marnier and a jalapeno. Easy peasy!
Grab your favorite pitcher and add all the liquids.
Next slice your jalapeno and take a third of those slices and smash the jalapenos to release the oils from the jalapenos.
If you are prepping for a party, I would make this drink 1 to 3 hours before the party. This will allow the jalapenos to release more of their juices and result in a stronger flavor. (Disclaimer: Be careful if making this the night before, the longer the jalapenos have time to steep the stronger the spiciness from the jalapeno will cut through, I learned the hard way, ha!)
What I really like about this drink is that the jalapeno cuts through the sweetness of the pineapple at the very end of your sip, but is not to harsh and you still taste the flavor of the jalapeno without it being too spicy. SOOOO good!