Get a little flirtatious with this pineapple flavored rendition of a sparkling Cosmopolitan. The Flirtini is a great Champagne cocktail for romantic summer evenings or Valentine's Day, New Year's Eve or any other special occasion that you want to celebrate.
Mix this up just before serving so that the Champagne doesn't lose its bubbles. It may also be best to mix up two or more Flirtinis at a time so you don't waste an open bottle of wine on a single drink.
- Muddle the pineapple pieces and Cointreau in the bottom of a mixing glass.
- Add the vodka and pineapple juice.
- Stir well.
- Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
- Top with Champagne.
- Garnish with the maraschino cherry.
How Strong is the Flirtini?
It's wise to remember that Cointreau is an 80-proof liqueur and if we pair that with an 80-proof vodka, the Flirtini is not as innocent as it looks. While that is true, this is no Martini and in that respect, it's a gentle cocktail with an alcohol content of about 17% ABV (34 proof).