Baby shower mocktails are all about including everyone in the fun. You don’t have to drink alcohol to enjoy them, making them perfect for events where your guest of honor can’t drink alcohol.
Are mocktails alcoholic? Mocktails are creative non-alcoholic beverages, an alternative to drinking alcohol.
That doesn’t mean mocktails are any less delicious than cocktails. It just means you have the added benefit of not drinking alcohol along with your very fun drink.
What drinks do you serve at a baby shower?
If you’re throwing an event with a baby shower theme involved, get a little bit playful with your baby shower mocktails. Create festive non-alcoholic drinks that are not only fun to drink, but fun to look at. Think beyond grape juice in your menu planning.
What drinks do you serve at a baby shower? At a baby shower, serve a mix of non-alcoholic sodas, juices, teas, and mocktails created especially for that occasion.
Mocktails don’t have to be hard to make, either.
Easy Baby Shower Mocktails
There can undoubtedly be alcohol at a baby shower, but you’ll be leaving the expectant mother out of the fun that way.
What are some easy mocktails? Easy mocktails can be riffs on real cocktails without alcohol, or drinks you create with ingredients on hand.
For the most basic mocktail, try a fizzy base like sparkling water or alcohol-removed wine with your own garnishes. If you’re trying to mimic a particular cocktail for guests, or a virgin cocktail, there are a variety of non-alcoholic spirits out there for you to test.
Here are a few easy mocktail recipes that will work at a baby shower or any event where you’re looking to have fun without the booze.
It wouldn’t be a list of mocktails without the classic Shirley Temple. If you think the original is too sweet, try this version. This recipe is for a single serving.
- 2 tablespoons grenadine
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- ⅔ cup ginger ale (or ginger beer)
- Maraschino cherries
- Stir grenadine and lime juice in a glass.
- Add ice cubes.
- Fill the rest of the class with ginger ale.
- Add as many cherries as you’d like.
Use fresh fruits of the season to make easy mocktails big on fizz that your entire group will love! These easy spritzers are perfect for large groups and pair well with whatever you’re serving for guests to munch on, from brunch-style appetizers to fanciful cupcakes. This recipe serves 4.
- 2 cups chopped fresh fruit (Go for color, with strawberries, blueberries, or kiwi to start.)
- 1 cup chilled ginger ale/ginger beer or alcohol-removed champagne
- ½ cup pineapple juice (Choose unsweetened juice to cut the sugar.)
- ½ cup lemonade
- Layer the fruits in the bottom of a glass.
- Mix remaining ingredients in a separate glass.
- Pour mixture over your fruit.
The mimosa is a must-have drink recipe for daytime events. The best part is, you can adjust your mocktail based on whatever you have on hand.
If you want to have even more fun, consider a virgin mimosa bar where guests can choose how to mix their own beverages. This recipe is for a single serving.
- ½ cup sparkling water, non-alcoholic sparkling wine, or sparkling apple cider
- ¼ cup orange juice, pineapple juice, or grapefruit juice
- Pour your fizzy base in a champagne glass, tilted.
- Top your drink with your chosen juice. That’s it!
Best Creative Mocktails
If you’re seeking a yummy, refreshing drink where you can show off your bartending skills, try these creative mocktails. You may have the next signature drink everyone is talking about the morning after, no hangover cure needed.
You can have your mojito and stay sober, too. Substitute limeade for the fresh lime and seltzer to make things easier if you serve a large group. This recipe is for a single serving.
- Fresh mint
- Sliced lime
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 6 ounces of soda or seltzer
- Add a sprig of mint leaves and 2-3 slices of lime to a glass.
- Muddle/mash the lime and mint well.
- Add honey, ice, and soda, stirring to combine.
- Garnish with more lime and mint.
Pretty Pink Punch
If you don’t want to be mixing drinks all afternoon because you’re also in charge of baby shower games — or you just don’t want to be mixing drinks that long — consider punch bowl drinks.
For this one and most punch recipes, you’ll want to mix everything close to serving time to keep things fizzy. This recipe serves 32 small punch cups.
- 4 cups cranberry juice
- 1 ½ cups sugar (or your favorite sugar substitute)
- 4 cups pineapple/grapefruit juice
- 1 two-liter bottle of soda, seltzer or half-and-half with your favorite non-alcoholic sparkling rosé
- Cranberries to garnish
- Pour sugar into a bowl.
- Add cranberry juice, stirring continuously until the sugar is dissolved.
- Add juice and chill until serving time.
- Pour mixture into your punch bowl, and top with your ginger ale or rosé.
- Give it all one good stir.
- Top each cup with cranberries as a garnish.
If you’re throwing a barbecue-style shower, there aren’t many fruits that are better suited for a menu of smoked meats, corn on the cob, and all of those sides than watermelon. Most of the sweetness in this one comes from the fruit itself. This recipe serves 2.
- 4 cups cubed watermelon
- 3 cups club soda or alcohol-removed Brut
- 2-3 teaspoons lime juice
- 1 tablespoon of your choice of sweetener
- Blend the watermelon until smooth.
- Add the sugar and lime juice, pulsing until smooth.
- Strain any pulp.
- Add your fizzy base and give your mixture a couple stirs.
- Chill until cold and serve over ice.
Sparkling Berry Sangria
Perfect for baby showers or bridal showers, sangria is easily customizable based on the fruits you have available. This one calls for berries for that floating effect. The recipe makes 10 servings.
- 1 bottle sparkling grape juice or non-alcoholic sparkling white wine
- 2 ½ cups white cranberry juice
- ⅓ cup each berry of your choice for 1 ⅓ total cups (e.g., blackberries, raspberries, blueberries, strawberries)
- Ice cubes
- Mix liquids in a large pitcher.
- Add fruit, and give it all a good stir.
- Refrigerate until serving.
- Serve over ice.
Pina Colada Floats
Take your party straight to the islands with this fun take on pina coladas. You can skip the sherbet if you’d like, but if kids are invited, they’ll love the addition of dessert to their kiddie cocktail.
If serving just for adults, non-alcoholic wines would work here, too. Just go for a sparkling variety as the fizz is part of the fun. This recipe is for one serving.
- 3 tablespoons coconut milk
- 1 ½ teaspoons sugar/sugar substitute
- ½ cup lemon lime soda
- ½ cup pineapple sherbet
- Whisk milk and sugar until sugar has dissolved.
- Pour soda into the mixture and stir.
- Scoop sherbet into a glass.
- Pour soda mixture over the sherbet.
Choose a Quality Base
A key component of delicious non-alcoholic drinks and the best mocktails are the ingredients you choose to mix together.
Go for fresh fruits and garnishes, and avoid loading up your mocktails with simple syrups. Our non-alcoholic wines at Surely are an excellent base for all kinds of festive concoctions you can create for the most fun baby shower you’ve ever hosted.
The best part is, all of our wines are well below the 0.5% threshold required by the Food and Drug Administration to be labeled non-alcoholic. That means they’re safe for the pregnant mama as the guest of honor, too.
Upgrade Your Mocktails
If there was ever a party that was perfect for showing off your mocktail game, it’s a baby shower. Show off your mocktail skills with festive drinks that aren’t just there because they’re alcohol-free, pregnancy and breastfeeding safe, but because they’re delicious, too.
Surely’s variety of non-alcoholic wines are the perfect way to upgrade that shower into something beyond the usual baby shower ideas, and now they even come in cans. Have your guests taste the Surely difference!