Today is a very special day.
Not because it’s Monday. Not because we’re now more than halfway through April (and how did that happen?!).
Today is special because we’re having a virtual baby shower!
Caroline and Logan are welcoming a baby in just a few short weeks, and I’m so happy to be bringing a treat for this online shower. I’m not sure who thought to start doing online surprise baby showers, but I love it – what a fun surprise to wake up to!
So…what do I “bring” to a baby shower full of food bloggers?
No cupcakes from me, I’ll just say that. My decorating abilities are severely lacking compared to most people. Plus, I knew there would be a great list of sweets and savory dishes.
One thing I never think about until the last minute is drinks for get togethers like this.
Having 1-2 fun drink options besides water or tea helps bring everything together.
Plus, strawberries are trickling into the market right now, and I couldn’t pass up the chance to make a light and summery drink to share for the shower.
This cool twist on lemonade is full of crushed strawberries, muddled mint, sugar, and sparkling water to take a bit of the pucker out of the lemonade and keep it light and bright.
Strawberry Mint Sparkling Lemonade
Makes: 8-10 servings
- 1 cup medium strawberries
- 2-3 Tbsp fresh mint leaves
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 cup lemonade
- 1 liter sparkling water
- Cut the tops off of the strawberries, slice them in half and place them in the bottom of a pitcher with the mint and sugar.
- Muddle the strawberries, mint, and sugar together with a muddler (or a spoon) until the strawberries have started to break down and the sugar is dissolved.
- Pour the lemonade and sparkling water over the strawberry mix, stir, and serve.
Congrats to Caroline and Logan!! I’m so excited for you both!
Want to celebrate, too? Here’s the other dishes for this virtual shower:
Healthy Food For Living – Carrot Cake Colada
Bran Appetit – Strawberry Mint Sparkling Lemonade
Baked Bree – Pancetta and Chive Quiche
Simply Whole Kitchen – Mini Quinoa Bites with Goat Cheese Pesto
Food Doodles – Chocolate Peanut Butter Cream Filled Whole Wheat Cream Puffs
Kevin & Amanda – Baby Cinnamon Buns
Baked by Rachel – Mini Lemon Lime Cheesecakes
Bake Your Day- No Bake Lemon Cheesecakes with Lemon Blueberry Sauce
Eat Good 4 Life – No Bake Mini Raspberry Cheesecakes
Fearless Homemaker – Angel Food Cupcakes with Whipped Vanilla Cream
Itzy’s Kitchen – 10 Grain Chocolate Chip Cookies
Texanerin Baking – 100% Whole Grain Chocolate Carrot Cake Cupcakes