Mamas, we’ve got you with baby shower ideas. For your baby shower, cause a stir with a non-alcoholic version of your favorite cocktail.
A BOOZE-FREE PLAY ON YOUR FAVORITE GIRLS’ NIGHT OUT COCKTAIL
Lily and Llama founder Michelle Conarty used to have girls’ night at Cowboy Ciao, a now-closed Old Town Scottsdale favorite. While the restaurant may no longer be open, their signature drink, the Flowering Cosmo, still lives on.
The original version, a riff on a Cosmopolitan, was made with elderflower liquor. To help you with some baby shower ideas for drinks, we’ve replaced the elderflower liqueur with elderflower syrup and swapped out the vodka and replaced it with verjus. To distinguish it from the original, boozy version, we’ve renamed this pink drink the Blushing Babe.
THE BLUSHING BABE
Ingredients (makes one!):
- ¼ ounce fresh lime
- ¾ ounce cranberry juice
- 1 ounce elderflower cordial (we used the one from Belvoir Fruit Farms)
- 1.5 ounces white verjus (we used the Perigord Verjus from Olive Nation)
- A mixing vessel with a lid (a cocktail shaker set or even a mason jar!)
- A chilled coupe glass (to chill, you can either keep it in the freezer and pull out when ready, or chill by letting ice and water rest in the glass)
- Something with which to measure your ingredients (you can use one of these)
- A cocktail strainer
- Grab your mixing vessel
- Starting with the lime juice and moving down the list, add your ingredients to the mixing vessel
- Add the ice!
- Give everything a good shake until all the ingredients are fully incorporated
- Pull the coupe out of the freezer or, if you’ve been chilling your glass using ice and water, dump the ice water into the sink
- Using the cocktail strainer to hold back the ice, pour the drink out into your chilled coupe
If you want to add even more of a festive element, you can garnish the drink using a slice of lime or fresh cranberries.
ONE OF OUR BETTER BABY SHOWER IDEAS
Mama, you can hire a bartender and give them this recipe, or make these yourself and serve them to your guests. Or, for an interactive element, get a bunch of mason jars, purchase a strainer per person, and have your baby shower guests mix, shake, and pour their own. They can take the jar, strainer, and a printed recipe card home as a baby shower souvenir.
Your guests will love this colorful sipper and classic presentation. This is not just one of our better baby shower ideas, mamas. You’ll want to make this mocktail as a summer treat for yourself, too. Oh, and check out our post on Michelle’s baby shower for even more baby shower ideas!