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Cocktails and Mocktails to match your baby shower theme!

July 22, 2020

Cocktails and Mocktails to match your baby shower theme!

Be crowned the “best party planner.” Match your cocktails and mocktails to your baby shower’s theme.

Are you planning a nautical baby shower?



Nothing says nautical like a “Dark and Stormy” cocktail! You’ll be called clever for serving this drink alongside a pasta and crab salad or mango and pineapple chicken salad. 
Alcoholic version - A classic Dark and Stormy recipe:
  • 2 ounces Goslings Black Seal Dark rum
  • 3 ounces ginger beer
  • ½ ounce lime juice
Mix together and pour over ice for a single serving. Use any dark rum, and you call it a “Safe Harbor.”
Non-alcoholic version- To create a non-alcoholic version for the mama to be and others, replace the rum with vanilla syrup. Bring 1 cup of sugar and 1 cup of water to boil in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook until the sugar has dissolved. Cool. Add 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract.
If you want to go renegade, try this fun fig Dark and Stormy to be the talk of the town!

This recipe comes from Half Baked Harvest
  • 1 tablespoon fig preserves
  • 2 ounces dark rum or bourbon (Remember for non-alcoholic use vanilla syrup)
  • Juice of ½ a lemon
  • 3 ounces ginger beer
  • Fresh figs and thyme for servings
In a cocktail shaker, combine the fig preserves, bourbon, and lemon juice. Shake to combine.

Strain into a glass filled with ice. Top off with ginger beer and garnish with fresh figs and thyme.

Have nautical baby rompers on hand!
 


A Sunday brunch shower calls for spiked lemonade definitely, but here’s twist for the summer when you can find fresh organic cucumbers!
    Non-Alcoholic version – Cucumber Lemonade 
    • 1 cup water 
    • ½ cup sugar
    • 1 cucumber sliced
    • 6 lemons juiced
    Make a simple syrup by stirring the water and sugar together in a saucepan over medium heat; heat until just about to boil and the sugar has dissolved. Place in refrigerator 30 minutes, or until cool.

    Place the cucumber slices in a blender or food processor; blend until mashed into a pulp. Pour the cucumber pulp into a fine mesh strainer place over a bowl to catch the liquid; allow to sit until you have about 2/3 cup of liquid from the cucumber, about 15 minutes.

    Stir the simple syrup, cucumber liquid, and lemon juice together in a pitcher. Serve cold. (From AllRecipes.com)

     
    For the alcoholic version, add your favorite vodka to taste, or if you can find it - Inverroche Gin from South Africa. Serve with fresh garden or fruit salad, scallion scones, and eggs any style.
     
    Have some lemon rompers on display!
     
    So, you’re having a New York evening baby shower—lights, chic black and white décor, and passed vegetable canapes, dips, and crispy toasts!

    Of course, you have to serve Manhattans!


    Alcoholic version:
    • 2 ounces rye whisky
    • ½ ounce sweet vermouth
    • 1 dash Angostura bitters
    • Ice cubes
    • 1 maraschino cherry
    Non-Alcoholic version:
    • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
    • 1 ½ ounces sweet non-alcoholic red wine
    • 1 ounce non-alcoholic vanilla extract
    • 1 ounce unsweetened apple juice
    • 1 maraschino cherry
    And an "I already love New York" gift set is a must have!



    Size Chart

    The average size baby is born 7.5 lbs and grows approximately 1.5 to 2 lbs each month, and 1 to 1 ½ inches in height each month.

    3-6 months = Chest: 12-14 inches Height: 20-24 inches Weight: 12-17 lbs

    Size translation: Buy this size when you want Mom and Dad to dress the babe up in your purchase for Instagram stories; and, for those fun early refrigerator magnet pictures with Granny and Grandpa!

    6-12 months = Chest: 14-16 inches Height: 25-28 inches Weight: 17-21 lbs

    Size translation: Buy this size when you cannot make the baby shower. Mom and Dad will appreciate it!

    12-18 months = Chest: 16-18 inches Height: 29-31 inches Weight: 22-24 lb

    Size translation: Buy this size when you cannot remember when the baby was born—but you think--in the last year and a half! Or, pop into the 2T toddler t-shirt section.