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Mock Champagne

February 2, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post

Pregnancy is an incredibly exciting time! Annie of Annie’s Eats is expecting her second child, a little girl. Courtney of Cook Like a Champion initiated a virtual baby shower for Annie, and a bunch of us have prepared recipes to “bring” to the virtual baby shower. I took advantage of the chance to try out some new beverage recipes. During my first trimester, I lived off lemonade but I am beyond tired of lemonade. Most beverages are too sweet for me these days so I’ve been struggling finding something I actually enjoy drinking!

Since this is a baby shower (and I am pregnant), I needed to find a good non-alcoholic beverage ;-) But babies and showers in general are a great time of celebration so champagne based drinks kept coming to mind. Then I stumbled across this recipe for Mock Champagne. Perfection! Its really not too champagne-ish in my opinion, the juices make it too sweet to resemble champagne, but it is tasty! I drank far too much of it ;-)

I’ve included instructions in the recipe for making ice cubs/ice ring to help keep the Mock Champagne cooled during a party, but I don’t put ice in my real Champagne, so opted not to for this recipe too. :-) But if it were actually going to be sitting out for a few hours in a non-virtual baby shower, I’d recommend following the additional step to keep the mock champagne chilled (although I drank some at room temperature as well and it tasted fine).

To see what everyone brought to Annie’s Shower, pop over to Annie’s Eats or Cook Like a Champion to see the full round-up and recipes! Its a delicious spread! Congrats Annie!

Mock Champagne
Yields: 20 8 oz. servings

2 (2 liter) bottles ginger ale, chilled
1 (46 fluid ounce) can pineapple juice, chilled
1 (64 fluid ounce) bottle white grape juice, chilled
fresh fruit for garnish, if desired

Optional: If you’d like ice to keep the Mock Champagne chilled longer during a party, freeze 1 liter of ginger ale in ice cube trays. Add fresh fruit/flowers if desired.

Combine all ingredients in large punch bowl, including ice (if using).

Source: Adapted from Allrecipes

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Jessica February 2, 2011 at 4:35 am

This looks great Ashley! I have a baby shower at the end of the month and this would be the perfect addition to our menu! :-)

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Courtney February 2, 2011 at 8:51 am

This looks so delicious and perfect for any type of shower! I love drinks like this and always end up drinking way too much of them at showers and parties. I can’t wait to give this one a try. Thanks again for participating in the virtual shower! :)

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Shanon February 2, 2011 at 9:38 am

Ashley-

I always am looking for a type of drink like this for baby/wedding showers. I love pineapple and grape juice, AND ginger ale! I am bookmarking this for sure to share.

Shanon :)

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elly February 2, 2011 at 9:57 am

This looks great, Ashley! I’m actually not a huge champagne drinker, and I think I like this even better, mocktail or not. :)

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Lauren February 2, 2011 at 10:27 am

This looks SO GOOD. I am saving it for my next brunch! I had a blast doing this shower with you. :)

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Nikki (Pennies on a Platter) February 2, 2011 at 10:52 am

I’m a sucker for these kind of drinks! Looks wonderful!

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Amy (Sing For Your Supper) February 2, 2011 at 12:19 pm

Mmm, this looks so refreshing and yummy! What a perfect treat for a baby shower! This was SO much fun and I’m thrilled to be a part of it! :)

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Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking February 2, 2011 at 12:35 pm

What a great cocktail, er, mocktail! Wonderful flavors, and what a sweet thing to make for Annie’s shower. You have a beautiful blog, and Iā€™m so glad to have found it. Keep up the delicious cooking and baking! :) ā€“ Georgia

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Josie February 2, 2011 at 8:28 pm

mmm this looks so refreshing!

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Dana February 2, 2011 at 10:40 pm

This sounds tasty! Happy baby shower!

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naila February 3, 2011 at 2:35 am

hi Ashley,

Im a new fan of urs. Im ferociously hunting for a YYYYum choclate cake and in http://whippedtheblog.com/2009/01/20/my-1-recipe-luscious-moist-carrot-cake/ i read that ul be sharing your fabulous chocolate cake recipe with us. Have u already posted it. If yes under what post.

The carrot cake looks nice too and am gona try it. BUT after the chocolate one.

Thanx

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ashley February 8, 2011 at 7:36 pm

I haven’t posted that family recipe yet. I will eventually but I don’t like chocolate right now… very very odd side effect of pregnancy ;-) so it won’t be til later this year :-) Sorry!

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Michelle February 3, 2011 at 12:28 pm

I am pregnant too and was so excited to find this. Thanks so much!!

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