Pumpkin Pie Mimosa

A Pumpkin Pie Mimosa is just the right way to start your Thanksgiving, or any brunch during the month of November! Fabulous glasses of pumpkin spice juice and champagne make this a simple cocktail that brings bubbly cheer to any occasion. Topped with whipped cream and pumpkin spice sugar, and you’ll feel like you are sipping on pumpkin pie (the classy way).

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I have a secret to tell you…

I don’t like pumpkin pie.

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GASP.

I KNOW. I used to like it. I used to look forward to it every Thanksgiving. But honestly, it’s not my cup of tea slice of pie (?). It’s just TOO much pumpkin and it tends to be too sweet. 

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Now I like my pumpkin spice. Not in the “OMG I’m going to line up outside Starbucks for the first PSL of the season!!” way, but in the “I love cinnamon, nutmeg and all the other flavors in pumpkin pie spice – sparingly”.

That is why I made this oh-so fabulous, fancy AF cocktail for the morning of Thanksgiving.

It’s my pumpkin pie fix without eating pumpkin pie!

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This is such a simple, elegant cocktail to bust out on Thanksgiving morning, whether you are hosting your family all day or it’s just you and your boo, snuggling up for a late morning before the onslaught of family socializing.

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It has a lovely burst of pumpkin in every sip, but the bubbly brut champagne makes it so the cocktail itself isn’t really sweet. Instead it’s bubbly, perfectly spiced and just fantastic.

The little dollop of whipped cream and the pumpkin spice rimming sugar provide just the touch of sweetness to balance out the crisp champagne and the rich pumpkin spice flavors.

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You’ll find yourself definitely wanting to indulge in more than one, so feel free to double or triple the recipe below to meet your needs!

Heck, with all that family and booze in one room, you know that you’ll be needing one extra drink to make it through the day without going insane 😉

Pssssst, this is also a great one to bust out the day after Thanksgiving with leftovers!

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Pumpkin Pie Mimosa

Yield: Serves 4

Prep Time:5 minutes

Cook Time:5 minutes

Total Time:10 minutes

Make this Thanksgiving more festive with a riff on pumpkin pie, for brunch! This fancy mimosa has just the right amount of sugar, spice and everything nice.

Ingredients:

Pumpkin Juice

  • 1 (15 oz) can pumpkin puree
  • 1 tsp pumpkin spice
  • 2 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 2 tsp water

Rimming Sugar

  • 2 tsp pumpkin spice
  • 1/4 cup sugar

Cocktail

  • Champagne
  • Garnish: whipped cream, cinnamon stick, rimming sugar (recipe below)

Directions:

  1. In a small saucepan over medium heat, add the pumpkin puree, pumpkin spice, and sugar. Cook the mixture down slightly, stirring constantly, for approximately a few minutes. The mixture should still be a puree, so don't cook it down too far!
  2. Remove mixture from heat and strain through a fine mesh sieve. Discard remaining puree. Cool completely before using in the refrigerator.
  3. When you are ready to make the drinks, in a small bowl, stir together ingredients for the rimming sugar. Wet the rims of 4 champagne glasses and rim them with the pumpkin spice sugar. Set aside.
  4. Add 1 1/2 oz of the strained pumpkin juice to the champagne glasses and give the mixture a stir.
  5. Fill each glass to the top with champagne.
  6. Top each with whipped cream, a cinnamon stick and a sprinkle of the remaining rimming sugar.
  7. Serve immediately.
Yum

2 Responses to “Pumpkin Pie Mimosa”

  1. Jen — November 22, 2017 at 4:41 pm (#)

    Thanks for the recipe! I just tried making the pumpkin juice ahead of time and ended up with a thick pumpkin paste. Are the ingredients correct for the juice? Should there be more water perhaps? I cooked and stirred, but it never thinned out. I doubt anything would have made its way thru the sieve. (I ended up just using this puree for my Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cake, so no harm, no foul.)

    • Meghan B. — November 22, 2017 at 5:54 pm (#)

      Hi Jen! Thanks for trying the recipe out! It sounds like the puree may have reduced a little too much if it formed a thick paste. It should be more of a puree still after you cook it and then when you let it strain through the sieve, you end up with a thicker juice (it’s not watery, but it’s not thick like a puree or smoothie). I would try stirring in some more water to get it back to a puree and then push the juice through the sieve!

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