Need a cocktail recipe for your gender reveal party? Try this “something blue” cocktail recipe and popcorn idea: a Baby Boy Blue Punch and, as a snack, make some blue popcorn to go with it! The drink recipe is a little tart, a little sweet, and totally tasty. This blue drink is easy to make as a champagne punch, but also super simple to make as a mocktail for the moms to be in the crowd. Scale back the champagne and boost the amount of blue curacao (and blue raspberry syrup) if you want to pump up the blue color and fruity flavor.

The thing we like about this pretty little cocktail is that it’s not cloyingly sweet, and it’s perfect for a boy’s baby shower and something fun for guests to enjoy. The sparkling wine gives you a nice fizziness in the Baby Boy Blue Punch, and the lemonade makes a perfect in-between option for summer events, when we’re still months away from the warmth of winter drinks (which are great for chasing off the chill when it’s snowing outside). But it’s also good for a spring gathering, when the cherry blossoms are blooming and we’re longing for something to bright and tasty.

To make this as a mocktail: Swap the champagne out for club soda; replace the vodka and orange liqueur with lemon-lime soda and 1 cup of blueberry juice; and replace the curacao with triple the amount of blue raspberry syrup used (like Torani’s), or as much as you like, to taste. Be sure to serve this mocktail version over ice, to help keep the drink nice and cold.

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