7 Spectacular Alcohol-Free Baby Shower Mocktails
A baby shower is a fun way to celebrate the arrival of a baby and provide many of the essentials that the parents need for the new addition to their family. Refreshments help everyone relax and have a good time while the mom-to-be opens her gifts. Because baby showers often include children and other guests who don’t drink alcoholic beverages, going alcohol-free means all your guests can enjoy delicious and creative beverages – especially the guest of honor. These updated mocktail recipes include classic non-alcoholic cocktails that put a fun twist on some party favorites to serve at a baby shower. Whip up a batch of these drinks, break out the baby shower games and let the festivities begin!
Under the Sea Punch
The soft blue color of this punch makes it ideal for a beach-themed party or for welcoming a baby boy.
- 12-ounce can of frozen lemonade
- 4 cans warm water
- 2 liters lemon-lime soda
- 2 packages blue raspberry lemonade powdered drink mix
- Pineapple sherbet
Combine frozen lemonade with warm water in a punch bowl, and then stir in the raspberry lemonade mix. Add the lemon-lime soda slowly and stir. Serve in a glass with a scoop of sherbet, and decorate with drink umbrellas for a tropical twist.
Cranberry Cutie Mocktail
This charming pink mocktail is a great choice for celebrating a baby girl’s arrival.
- 3 ounces lemon-lime soda
- 3 ounces cranberry juice
- Juice from one mandarin orange
- 1 ounce lime juice
Mix the cranberry, orange and lime juices in a shaker with ice. Stir in the lemon-lime soda. Strain the blend into martini glasses, and garnish with an orange slice.
The green colors make this mocktail recipe ideal for parents who haven’t revealed their baby’s gender or are planning a gender-neutral party theme.
- 4–6 slices fresh cucumber
- 1/2 ounce lemon juice
- 6 ounces tonic water
- Mint leaves
Add the cucumber, lemon juice and mint leaves to a shaker with ice. Shake vigorously. Pour the mixture into a glass and fill with tonic water. Mint leaves make a sweet garnish!
This classic non-alcoholic beverage is so reminiscent of the ultimate child star. It’s sweet, tangy and ideal for welcoming the new baby – who is also the star of the show at a Hollywood-themed party!
- 8 ounces lemon-lime soda
- 1 ounce grenadine
- Maraschino cherries
Pour the grenadine syrup into a glass with ice. Top it off with the lemon-lime soda and garnish with a maraschino cherry.
Hibiscus Mint Iced Tea
Nothing is quite as refreshing on a hot day as a glass of iced tea, making this mocktail a revitalizing choice for warm summer baby showers.
- 4 hibiscus tea bags
- 1/2 cup mint leaves
- 4 cups boiling water
- 2 cups apple juice
- 2 cups cold water
Add the hibiscus tea bags and mint leaves to boiling water and steep for 10 minutes. Discard the tea bags and mint. Combine the brewed tea with the apple juice and cold water. Store the tea in a container and place it in the refrigerator for a few hours to chill. Serve over ice garnished with mint leaves.
Raspberry Sherbet Party Punch
Punch is a welcome favorite at every party, and this recipe replaces alcohol with sweet and fruity sherbet.
- 2 liters lemon-lime soda
- 1/2 gallon raspberry sherbet
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
Combine the juices and half of the lemon-lime soda in a punch bowl. Scoop the sherbet into the bowl and add the remaining soda. Garnish each glass with a lemon slice for a pop of brightness.
Sparkling non-alcoholic champagne has a bit of a bite and is ideal for toasting the new parents at the celebration! It’s also quick and easy to make.
- 2 quarts white grape juice
- 2 liters ginger ale
Chill the grape juice and ginger ale overnight. Combine them in equal parts in a punch bowl. Serve in champagne flutes, and add frozen berries to the glass as a garnish – and to keep the drink chilled.
The arrival of a new baby is certainly a reason to celebrate. These fun mocktails, with their bright colors and tantalizing flavors, are sure to boost the fun factor at your baby shower. They're so tasty that your guests won't even miss the real deal, so whip up a batch and let the festivities begin!