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8 Pink and Blue Cocktails for Your Baby Shower

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Creating a new human is a big deal, so it’s only appropriate to celebrate with festive, delicious cocktails. While you may not be drinking at your own baby shower, your guests will appreciate a light daytime libation with their finger sandwiches and petit fours. And though we admit that the whole pink and blue thing is a little cutesy, it certainly will get everyone in the mood to celebrate the mom-to-be. These eight pink and blue cocktails are perfect to serve at a baby shower.

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As a full-grown drinker and expectant mother, you know lady power well. Remind your guests who’s boss with a strong cocktail that has enough oomph to kick the shower into high gear.

The Essentials

Gin
Applejack
Grenadine
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The Pink Squirrel was invented back in the ‘50s when soda parlors and all-pink baby showers were still a thing. This take on a Grasshopper is nuttier and less minty than the New Orleans classic, but just as creamy and decadent. Plus, everyone might be confused about the state of your offspring if you presented them with a green drink.

The Essentials

crème de noyaux
white crème de cacao
cream
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The Pink Martini must make an appearance if your shower is celebrating a baby girl. Our version—made with tart grapefruit and pomegranate juices along with a dash of lime—defies the stereotypical sweet ‘girly’ drink without betraying its tasty lineage. It’s an important member of the Martini family tree, and one worth passing down.

The Essentials

grapefruit juice
vodka
lime juice
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With three pink ingredients—Aperol, rosé and strawberry ice cream—you might expect this boozy float to be sickly sweet, but it’s lighter than it sounds. Seltzer helps keep things bright while guests indulge in the triple threat of pink on pink on pink.

The Essentials

Rosé
Aperol
Ice Cream
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Someday, your little one will be the perfect excuse for a family beach vacation, where you can relax by the surf in sunny Waikiki. Until then, settle for the Blue Hawaii—which was invented in that same beach town—to whisk everyone away on a tropical breeze. Just don’t go naming the kid Elvis, unless you want a hound dog for a son.

The Essentials

light rum
blue curaçao
Pineapple Juice
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Where there is a Pink Martini, inevitably a Blue Martini must follow. In our azure variation, we use only high quality ingredients to make the cocktail more complex and drinkable than versions you’ve had in the past. In this case, Cocchi Americano replaces vermouth, which complements the obligatory blue curaçao for an improved take on the vivid cocktail.

The Essentials

Vodka
Blue Curaçao
Cocchi Americano
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Serving AMFs, aka a blue take on the Long Island Iced Tea, is a power move for uncompromising mothers-to-be. The ensuing rager of a shower will be a good story to tell your kids someday when they’re much (much, much) older.

The Essentials

all clear spirits
blue curaçao
lemon-lime soda
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For a baby shower that’s truly popping off, serve a cocktail with actual Pop Rocks in it. The sizzling candy is the perfect childhood treat for all the adults at the shindig, and the sound of popping bubbly is like instant party catnip. Plus, Prosecco is a great budget option, considering the massive debt you’re about to amass as you raise your little bundle of expensive joy.

The Essentials

Blue Curaçao
Prosecco
Tropical Punch Pop Rocks

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