The Rising Queen
An Original Recipe by me 🙂
A part of the Women EmpowerMint Series
+ the Nostalgic Cocktail Series
This is the final contribution to my Woman EmpowerMint Beverage Series in honor of March being Woman Empowerment Month. I have loved creating these fun, minty drinks. To see the others, click here (Skinny CBD Mocktail Mojito | Thin Mint Cocktail)
This drink was actually inspired by a pineapple tattoo I have, believe it or not. Years ago I saw a quote which read, “Ladies, be a pineapple. Stand tall, be sweet, and wear a crown.” I absolutely loved that and it stuck with me for so long I ended up getting a pineapple tattoo on my left heel to remind me everyday.
You can totally call this a Pineapple Mint Spritzer, but I decided to call it The Rising Queen because I think it’s the perfect brunch cocktail. The pineapple + orange give it bright, refreshing vibes and the mint is helpful in case you forgot to brush your teeth that morning ;P However, if you’re not into day drinking, or you just need a good mocktail option, you can easily substitute the moscato for sparkling water or even Sprite. Either way it’s enjoyed, during the day or during the night, as a cocktail or a mocktail, it sure is delicious and every queen should have one.
Knowing I wanted to use pineapple juice in my final empowermint cocktail, I knew I had to incorporate the leaves into a crown garnish. If you make this drink, it’s obviously optional, but I hope one day this drink shows up at a Galentine’s Day brunch, a bachelorette party or bridal shower, or maybe just two girlfriends sipping on them together on a Sunday as they do life together crowns and all. However, a mint sprig is another great/easier option for a garnish.
As you’ll see in the recipe card below, I use Sunny D in this cocktail. I do that for a few reasons. One being, I honestly prefer it over orange juice (probably all the sugar tbh haha). The other being, I am all about creating nostalgic recipes and Sunny D reminds me so much of childhood. However, feel free to substitute OJ for less sugar/calories.
If you do end up making this cocktail, please take a pic and tag me on social media + leave a review below. My inbox is always open if you have any questions or have some constructive feedback. As always, please drink responsibly. Cheers, my fellow queens!
All my love,
Dani, a big tid
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