Flavors of pineapple, orange, and coconut are shaken together and topped with prosecco make this Tropical Sparkling Cocktail just what you need to take that tropical vacation, even if it’s only a state of mind, right in your own home.
Tropical Sparkling Cocktail
Close your eyes and picture yourself on a beach with the sound of the waves crashing, the warm sunshine on your skin, and a Tropical Sparkling Cocktail in hand. Who are you with? Take a sip. Let the taste of citrus cool you.
Taste the orange and pineapple juices with the sweetness of coconut rum and a splash of grenadine, let the bubbles from the Prosecco tickle your nose. Let the smile come across your lips. Ah. This is the life, right?
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Put a Ring On it
My husband, Brian and I will be married 30 years this coming fall. I don’t really remember destination proposals and destination weddings really being a thing back when we got married. I think we just called those types of weddings “eloping.” But they are both a big thing now. In fact, I think they grow in popularity every year.
Well, at least before travel became so difficult in the last year they had. But just because you can’t hop on a plane to anywhere doesn’t mean that with a little planning you can’t create that perfect “destination proposal” at home.
Planning an At-Home Destination Proposal
It’s been a long time since I felt the feeling that I described. That peace I find when I am near the water, with my bare feet planted firmly in the warm sand and the hand of the one that I love held in mine. I am a true believer in love and in making your own happiness.
So, why wait until we are free to roam to uncharted destinations? Why not create that feeling right in your very own home?
Who says you can’t crank up the heat and turn on some island reggae music and shake up a tropical sparkling cocktail that can make it feel like you are somewhere else? Even if it’s in your mind, and you are in your home.
How to Plan an At-Home Tropical Proposal
If your dream was always to “pop the question” on a romantic beach with the sound of waves crashing in the distance, and yet, that isn’t in the cards, right now, who says that you can’t create it? I mean, I feel like there would be a boatload of bonus points just for the creative aspect of it.
Set the Tone
Give your significant other a bit of time to prepare for the evening. Plan ahead and invite your love to dress for the islands. Maybe even purchase a fun printed sundress for her or a playful Hawaiian shirt for him to wear.
If it’s cold where you are, crank up the thermostat, (there are no goosebumps allowed in the warmth of the tropics).
You can stream all sorts of soothing sounds online, find an island playlist, or some beach sounds and cue it up on your Spotify. Light some candles, preferably some scented like the smells you would enjoy in the island air.
Set the Table
Think intimate dinner for two. Nice table linens are always a plus. No need to go to extra expense, white table linens are always timeless. Fill a glass vase with seashells from your local craft store, or pick some up online, and fill the vase with some tropical flowers for your centerpiece. Remember not to make it too tall, you want to be able to see your special someone across the table. Shorter centerpieces are the way to go.
Preparing a Meal with a Tropical Vibe
When you think island food, where does your mind drift? Mine heads straight to Jamaican jerk chicken, Pina Coladas, and pretty much all things coconut and pineapple. I have all sorts of recipes that would be perfect for your at home island proposal date night in.
Start with some Tropical Chicken Nachos served with Tropical Salsa, or even make a whole meal out of them! So darn good.
Dessert can be elaborate or easy. Two-Ingredient Pineapple Angelfood Cake is delicious with some fresh whipped cream and berries, or this Jamaican Grape Nut Ice Cream is sure to satisfy. If you want something small and fun, you can’t beat a Coconut Mug Cake, made right in the microwave, just grab two spoons and dig in.
Shake up a Tropical Sparkling Cocktail and get down on one knee and ask for their hand.
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Speaking of things that sparkle. Let’s talk about this Tropical Sparkling Cocktail, shall we?
Ingredients in this Tropical Sparkling Cocktail
Here is what you’ll need to make this delicious cocktail: Orange Juice, Pineapple Juice, Coconut Rum, Grenadine and Prosecco.
For garnishing, fresh pineapple slices and orange slices. Tropical flowers are gorgeous in them, too!
Begin by filling a glass with ice.
Next, add orange and pineapple juice, grenadine and coconut rum to a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously to combine and chill.
Pour into glass and top with Prosecco.
Tropical Prosecco Mimosa
These Tropical Sparkling Cocktails remind me a bit of a Mimosa, only they aren’t heavy on the champagne or Prosecco. If you wanted them to be, I would mix up the cocktail as shown, but pour it into two champagne flutes and top with Prosecco or champagne. Either way, you’re sure to enjoy the taste of these Island Cocktails!
Other Ideas to Switch Up These Cocktails:
- Make a large batch for a party. Place the juices, along with the rum into a punch bowl or in a glass pitcher and have chilled Prosecco to top off the glasses. Makes a fun Tropical Sparkling Rum Punch for entertaining.
- Switch out the alcohol. Prefer vodka over rum? Use coconut vodka in place of the rum.
- Prefer champagne over prosecco? That is an easy swap. Make it a tropical champagne cocktail instead.
- Want a mocktail? Remove the rum and prosecco and mix them up with some coconut La Croix.
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You know you can’t wait to try this cocktail! Don’t forget where you found the recipe. Pin it to your favorite Pinterest recipe board and you’ll always know right where it is.
Cheers to Tropical Cocktails, Our Sweethearts, and Gorgeous Diamonds!
These cocktails are a magnificent addition to the many delicious cocktails I have here. I always love mixing up a new concoction for parties and for our date nights right here at home. Here are some of my other favorites that have a good “vacation vibe:”
- The Mini Vacation – Brazilian Lemonade
- Large Batch Frozen Vodka Slush
- Blueberry Margaritas
- CranApple Fizz Cocktails
- Grown-Up Orange Julius
- Nutty Monkey Smoothie a great mocktail, delicious with coconut rum, too!
Let’s shake some Tropical Sparkling Cocktails!
- 1 ½ ounces (1 shot) Orange Juice
- 1 ½ ounces (1 shot) Pineapple Juice
- 3 ounces (2 shots) Coconut Rum
- ½ ounce Grenadine
- 1 ½ ounces (1 shot) prosecco
- Add everything (except prosecco) to a cocktail shaker with
- Shake it and pour into a glass with ice, and top with prosecco.
- Garnish with fresh pineapple and orange slices if desired.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 713Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 439mgCarbohydrates: 103gFiber: 1gSugar: 93gProtein: 1g
Please note that nutrition is not guaranteed accurate.