Gender Reveal Mocktails

Make gender reveal mocktails to announce the news of a baby boy or girl by pouring pink or blue drinks created with a lemon basil base + fruity lemonade.

Gender Reveal Mocktails were created for a thrilling family celebration.

In case you do not know, I am a twin! My sissie lives in Indiana with her hubby, dog and cat – and now, a baby bump (seriously so excited).  Being twins is the best, but Mary and I have not always been best friends.  When we were younger, we strived so much for our individuality, that we would claim to not be twins at all. In an effort to not sound cliche, (I am DEFINITELY getting old) some things you really don’t quite understand until you are older.

As we moved out of our fighting phase, and became our own individual selves, we found a strong connection that I know I’ll never experience with anyone else. We are very different, but we are counterparts. Our hopes and wishes are as much desired for ourselves as for the other.  And in places where characteristics are lacking, we find in the other.  For example, we joke that Mary is my therapy and I am Mary’s drugs because I am a very positive, bubbly and lively person. On the other hand, Mary is realistic, mellow and strong.  Even though we have some similarities, these differences have made us the strongest sisters and partners in crime (for real, don’t mess with my sister, or you have to answer to me).

And now, I am going to be an Auntie!

Mary and I have always wondered what it would be like to be twin aunties. I am so looking forward to that same closeness with my new nephew or niece (be sure to scroll down to see what Mary is having!), to be another role model in their life, to make them laugh, spoil them and have babies for them to love too (because cousins are friends forever, duh). I’m sure you know what I am talking about, aunties!

Mary always challenges me to be my best, so for her gender reveal party, she asked that I make pink and blue mocktails.

As we continued to grow up, Mary took the role of mother hen.  She always looked after me, asked the hard questions and pushed me. These days, her main focus is The Jolly Hostess.  So, naturally, we had to work together to plan a small & intimate gender reveal party.  And, as we are a toasting family, I had to create some mocktails.

How Gender Reveal Mocktails are done.

  1. Make strawberry or blueberry ice cubes.
  2. Let basil and lemon sit in water overnight.
  3. During the party, pour water in martini shaker and punch bowl in a hidden room.
  4. Add Crystal Light packets per the gender and stir.
  5. Pour drink into clear glass.  Insert woo’s, smiles and tears (of happiness, of course).
  6. Cheers to the baby!

PS If there are guests that are ready to party, simply top their mocktails with champagne.

In Summary.

The Jolly Hostess twist this week allows you to celebrate the gender reveal with a refreshing mocktail.  Already had your gender reveal or just found out you are preggers? This mocktail is also great for casual sipping at home or a house party.  Everybody needs a little celebration, right?!

PS Drum roll, please! My counterpart is having a baby girl!

It’s a boy! mocktail is below:

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Cheers!


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Announce the news of a baby boy or girl by pouring pink or blue mocktails created with a lemon basil base + fruity lemonade.
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  1. Make ice cubes the night before. For strawberries, chop into small pieces. Place either 5 pieces of chopped up strawberries or 5 blueberries into ice cub tray. Add water and freeze.
  2. Add all lemon slices and 8 basil leaves to a gallon pitcher filled with water. Let sit overnight as well.
  3. When ready to reveal, take martini shaker into another room, fill with lemon basil water and add 5-7 squirts of Crystal Light. Pour in a clear glass to display color.
  4. Add lemon basil water to punch bowl and add around 64 (or until you are happy with the color) squirts of Crystal Light, mix.
  5. Serve in 5.5 oz clear plastic glasses and add the left over basil leaves as garnish.
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