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Baby Shower Punch Recipes

Baby Shower Punch Recipes Punches to serve at the Baby Shower

Traditionally Baby Showers were only held for the family's first child and only women were invited. The original idea was for the women to give the new mother-to-be advice and information on what lay ahead. 

Now Baby Showers are held for all the children and both women and men are invited, although it is predominantly women who attend. Because the party centres on gifts for the newborn baby it is usually hosted a close friend of the mother-to-be.

There are no hard and fast rules as to when and where showers should be held, sometimes they are held after the baby is born and the new baby is in attendance. The style of the party and number of guests is determined by the hostess.

Punch is a great party drink and always goes down well with the guests. Baby Shower Punches are usually non-alcoholic for the sake of the expectant mother, but you can always have two, alcoholic for the guests and non-alcoholic for the new mother-to.be. They can be as exotic and colourful as you like.

The first one, which comes from the famous chef Emeril Lagasse, can be made in either alcoholic or non alcoholic form.

Pineapple Aqua Fresca Party Punch

Ingredients

  • 4 cups diced ripe pineapple
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water (or light rum for alcoholic version)
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 6 cups water
  • 1/4 cup cilanto leaves for garnish

In a blender combine half the pineapple, sugar, rum and lime juice. Puree until smooth and transfer to a 3 quart pitcher. Add the water then repeat with the remaining sugar, (or additional cup of water if non-alcoholic) and lime juice. Stir well to combine, making sure the sugar has completely dissolved.

Refrigerate until thoroughly chilled and serve in tall glasses filled with ice and garnished with cilanto leaves.

The following punches are all non-alcoholic, the first one comes from the Food Network's Paula Dean.

Sparkling Italian Fruit Punch

Ingredients

This punch uses Italian sparkling soda for a sweet, yet refreshing flavour.

  • 12oz frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
  • 12oz frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
  • 48oz pineapple juice
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 pts strawberries, hulled
  • 1 litre sparkling lemon-lime soda

Combine the orange juice, lemonade, pineapple juice and stir well. Bring three cups of water and sugar to the boil until the sugar has dissolved and let cool.

Add the syrup to the fruit juices and place the whole strawberries in a ring mould and pour in enough fruit juice to fill the mould and freeze. Refrigerate the remaining juice and when ready to serve pour the fruit juice into a punch bowl and add the soda. Float the strawberry ice ring in the punch.

Creamy Pink Party Punch

Ingredients

  • 1 quart vanilla ice cream
  • 1 quart rainbow sherbet
  • 2 quarts pineapple juice
  • 2 litre bottle of lemonade, 7-up or sprite.

Mash ice cream and sherbet together in a pinch bowl, add the pineapple juice and soda, make pink punch by using raspberry sherbet, green punch with lime sherbet, or orange punch with orange sherbet.

Lime Sherbet Punch

Ingredients

  • 2 quart lime sherbet
  • 2 litre ginger ale
  • 46 oz pineapple juice
  • 2 whole lemons, thinly sliced
  • 3 whole limes, thinly sliced
  • whole small jar of maraschino cherries

In a punch bowl add 2 quarts of lime sherbet, then add the ginger ale and pineapple juice. Decorate with lemon and lime slices and some maraschino cherries.

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