Special occasions need to be celebrated. And there is no occasion more special than welcoming a new baby into the world!
I recently threw my daughter a baby shower. The party was lovely. We had perfect weather, delightful company, delicious food, and the drinks were festive, colorful and refreshing! I call this ‘The Citrus Sparkler’. It is the quintessential non alcoholic party drink: bubbly, cold, sweet, and take a look at that color!
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How to Make a Citrus Sparkler!
These beautiful sparkling drinks are made with only three ingredients: Sonoma Sparklers, sorbet, and fruit for a garnish. It’s that simple. Sonoma Sparklers are refreshing, non-alcoholic, sparkling juices with champagne qualities and a light, crisp taste! You can find Sonoma Sparklers at Rite Aid locations Nationwide.
Our party was held in mid February. In California that means the end of winter and the beginning of spring. So I chose two flavor combinations: a spring Citrus Sparkler made with Sonoma Sparkler’s Organic Sparkling Lemonade and Raspberry Sorbet and a winter combination of Blood Orange Sonoma Sparkler and Pomegranate Sorbet! I offer more suggestions below so you are covered no matter time of year you throw a party.
Simply spoon sorbet into glasses.
Then pour the sparkling drink over the sorbet!
Garnish with fresh or frozen fruit and you have a gorgeous party drink everyone will enjoy!
Sonoma Sparklers are spectacular served straight out of the elegant bottle too.
The Recipes: Citrus Sparklers and Pomegranate Sorbet
Tips, variations and what you will need: You will need a sparkling lemonade and a good quality blood orange sparkling drink. I use Sonoma Sparklers. You can find Sonoma Sparklers at Rite Aid locations Nationwide. Be sure to use a great quality sorbet. Pomegranate sorbet can be tricky to find, so I included a homemade recipe below. Variations: in summer how about combining the Natural Peach Sparkler with Peach Sorbet with fresh sliced strawberries as a garnish? Or the Natural Pear Sparkler with Pineapple Sorbet…the possibilities are delicious!
Two refreshing delicious sparkling party drinks. Non alcoholic. Use a great quality raspberry sorbet. Pomegranate sorbet is harder to find so I include a recipe below. Serve the Sparkling Raspberry Lemonade in spring, summer and early fall. Serve the Blood Orange Sparkler in late fall and winter.
Homemade Pomegranate Sorbet
Tips and what you will need: Because Pomegranate sorbet is a little tricky to find I am including an easy to make recipe. I use this Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker and love it. Sorbet in 20 -25 minutes!
- 3 cups cold pomegranate juice
- 1/2 cup baker's or castor sugar super fine sugar
- juice of one lemon
Whisk ingredients together and then pour onto ice cream maker. Allow to churn until sorbet thickens. Serve!
If you are looking for a less formal party drink try the absolute best Root Beer Float served in chocolate dipped mason jars! Click to see view the entire Baby Shower menu. May life offer plenty of opportunities to celebrate! ~ Linda Spiker
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Post tags: Gluten free, grain free, dairy free
These sound really delicious, and oh so pretty!!!
So festive and delicious! I love the lemon addition.
Hey I recently welcomed a new baby into this world and no body made me one of these delicious citrus sparklers! boo hoo hoo 🙁 Your daughter is lucky to have you Linda, congrats to your family!
Thanks Krystal! I am sure your family celebrated in other ways!
This looks great. Great beverage for a Spring brunch.
I want to make this right now! The drink looks and sounds awesome!
What a wonderful drink for a baby shower!
This looks fabulous! What a fun, beautiful drink to share with company.
This looks just so refreshing and delicious. Must give it a try! 🙂
Since we don’t drink, I really appreciate this. Looks and sounds delicious.
We don’t drink either! Nice to have pretty delicious choices!
Mmm that looks delicious! Blood orange and pomegranate – what a fun combo! Such a great idea for a baby shower, too – a much more dazzling option than the old “ginger ale and sorbet” standby 🙂
They look so delicious! So sorry I couldn’t be there….
We missed you and Courtney and Mari!
Now that looks amazing! Great alternative for those who don’t drink 🙂
this looks so delicious! thank you for the recipe – I can’t wait to try it!
I can’t pretend I wouldn’t make this with champagne, but I love the idea!
hahahaha! Well whatever floats your boat!
I need to try this. Looks very refreshing.
This sounds really great and perfect for a baby shower! Festive and very colorful 🙂
What a delicious drink for everyone! These Sonoma Sparklers sound fabulous!
So sparkly and fun…great for a baby shower…you could add champagne for a bachelorette party:) Looks yummy
What a perfect non-alcoholic beverage for a baby shower! It looks and sounds yummy as well.
So pretty! Not to mention sounds super delish!
This looks so refreshing but I think I might have to add some raspberry vodka:)
Lol remember it was a baby shower haha!
They look amazing. I bet they went over so well at the shower! They look fun and refreshing. What a great addition to a party. Will have to try these!
This looks absolutely amazing! They are really pretty to look at too! Definitely need to try this delicious and refreshing treat!
Congrats on your daughter’s baby! This drink looks absolutely delicious! I don’t drink alcohol, so it’s the perfect party drink 🙂
These look delicious. I love all those flavors.
Oooh. This looks so delicious. Love the party drink. Congrats on your daughter’s pregnancy.
Beautiful! Congratulations to Lindsay! And to you!
Thank you Linda! Good to hear from you!
This is SO my kind of drink 😀 Pomegranate is so popular out here in AZ, our neighbors are going to love it!
This looks so delicious! Congrats to your daughter
This looks delicious! This recipe is perfect, I always have events at my house and some of my friends don’t drink. This will be a great addition to my events. Can’t wait to try it!
What a beautiful drink, cheers & congrats to your daughter & your family!!!
This looks so refreshing. Can’t wait to try it
So yummy! Makes me want to throw a party!
Lol. Do it!