As I mentioned in Hostess With Mimosas’ inaugural post, I’ll be sharing a mimosa of the month the first Monday of each month. It’s been really fun to think of a variety of ways to mix it up with different mimosa flavors. For the month of April, we’re focusing on spring! Spring is one of my favorite seasons. It’s not too hot and it’s not too cold (hopefully) – it’s just nice enough to start doing things outside like eating and drinking (the most important outdoor activities).
I talk a big talk about being outside, which I love BUT since moving to Tennessee, I’ve had some gnarly experiences with allergies. I’ve lived in Virginia, DC and Atlanta and never suffered the way I do here. Well, sort of. There were a few times while living in DC where I was really suffering but those problems haven’t showed up again since leaving the area. Anyway, I love dining outside in the spring and this month’s mimosa of the month is perfect for outside sips.
This month to celebrate spring, I’m combining two of my favorite fruits and making it into a tropical-ish, spring inspired mimosa. April is all about pineapple and pear flavors.
Mimosa of the month: Pineapple pear
When I think of spring, I think of fruit and flowers. Not that I can’t enjoy those things in other seasons but there’s just something about spring that makes me go into overdrive with always having fruit and flowers in the house. In keeping in that in mind, when I was brainstorming ingredients for a spring themed mimosa, I immediately thought of including fruits that I love to nosh on. I also thought of a variety of flowers and herbs as garnishes.
Ideally, this mimosa would be dressed with edible flowers, however, at the time of making this beverage, I had the most difficult time trying to find them – oh the drama! Anyway, I can typically find them in Whole Foods but no luck for this recipe. I did finally find some edible flowers for this drink I made over on Eat.Drink.Frolic.
Anyway, when it comes to garnishes, think outside of the box. Add in flowers and other accessories – have a little fun! Alright, lets celebrate spring with this pineapple pear mimosa of the month.
- .5 oz pineapple juice
- .5 oz pear nectar
- Optional: edible flowers or herbs like thyme, sage, rosemary, etc.
- In a champagne flute, combine pineapple and pear juices then top with champagne and optional garnishes.