Guess what? It’s time for another virtual baby shower! Yippee! (I never get tired of these!) This time, it’s for my good friend Courtney of Cook Like A Champion.  My friend Josie of Pink Parsley is hosting this time and I’m SO glad she asked me to participate! Courtney was sweet enough to take part in my own virtual baby shower in November (remember? She made me that awesome Opera cake!) and I’m thrilled to be a part of her’s today! I feel so much closer to her since we both got pregnant around the same time and have kept up with each other throughout our pregnancies. I remember when she first told me she and Eric were expecting- I was SO excited for them!  She’s having a sweet baby girl in March (so soon!) and I know exactly how she feels right about now- excited, nervous and READY! I know she and Eric are going to be amazing parents and this little girl is certainly lucky to have them! I can just imagine all the mother/daughter baking that will be happening in their kitchen! How sweet!

When I was in my last weeks of pregnancy, all I wanted was a cocktail. Something cold, fruity and refreshing…unfortunately, I couldn’t very well go out and order myself a margarita or anything (boo.), so when I found a bottle of sparkling peach juice (non alcoholic) in a pretty champagne bottle at Target, I decided to make myself a little mocktail. I served it in a pretty stemmed glass with a peach slice and strawberries. Even though there was no alcohol in it, it was the BEST thing I had tasted in weeks! I sat there and drank half the bottle by myself! So refreshing and fruity! I decided I would make the same thing for Courtney since I’m sure she could use a little mocktail herself! This time I added a little blood orange Italian soda to it and made it even better! YUM! So here you go, Courtney- here’s a nice, tall, fizzy drink to relax you! Cheers and congratulations!

Virgin Peach-Blood Orange Sangrias

1 part blood orange Italian soda (any brand will do- I used the Archer Farms brand from Target)
2 parts sparkling peach juice (also Archer Farms, found at Target. If you can’t get this, sparkling apple cider or sparkling grape juice will work great as well)
frozen or fresh peach slices
pink sugar and strawberries for garnish

Slightly wet the rim of a stemmed glass and dip in pink sugar. Place a peach slice in glass and pour in peach juice and blood orange soda. Garnish with a strawberry. Serve cold.

Recipe source: Sing For Your Supper original

Be sure and head over to Josie AND Courtney’s blogs to check out all the other beautiful dishes and sweets our friends put together.



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  2. Great drink- def adding vodka to mine! 😉


    Comment by Blog is the New Black — February 17, 2012 @ 6:46 AM

  3. I have an unhealthy obsession to blood orange soda – it sounds so refreshing!


    Comment by Shawnda — February 17, 2012 @ 7:42 AM

  4. This looks like a really delicious drink! I think I need to try this blood orange soda ASAP.


    Comment by elly — February 17, 2012 @ 8:03 AM

  5. I drank a lot of that peach soda when I was pregnant, too! I guess the upside to not being able to drink alcohol was finding so many fun virgin drinks. This looks so good, and you can bet I’ll be picked up a few bottles next time I’m at Target!


    Comment by Josie — February 17, 2012 @ 8:33 AM

  6. What a fun and delicious drink, Amy! You are so thoughtful to include something like this on Courtney’s shower table. I love it, right down to the pink sugar on the rims!


    Comment by Kelsey — February 17, 2012 @ 10:10 AM

  7. Amy, this looks super fab. I already love Archer Farms sodas so this is right up my alley. Great choice for Courtney’s shower!


    Comment by Annie — February 17, 2012 @ 10:33 AM

  8. What a great substitute to the “real” thing! I’m thinking even not being pregnant, I might want one of these…often. 🙂


    Comment by Nikki — February 17, 2012 @ 2:32 PM

  9. Amy, I’m going to Target tonight so that I can make this. I love it, and it’s just perfect for my shower. The pink rimmed glasses are just too cute. Thank you so much for participating! I’m sure Cassidy has kept you busy, and it means so much to me that you took the time to make this.


    Comment by Courtney — February 17, 2012 @ 3:33 PM

  10. Hi Amy!
    Congrats on your little girl! This drink sounds awesome-anything with peach flavor is good. I agree with Liz (I might add a splash of vodka to mine!) 🙂


    Comment by Shanon — February 17, 2012 @ 6:35 PM

  11. Congrats on your little girl! I love this mocktail! It’s so pretty and pink and completely perfect for a shower for a baby girl! I can’t wait to make this!!


    Comment by Ryan — February 17, 2012 @ 7:58 PM

  12. I love the idea of a peach and blood orange drink, Amy! I haven’t tried the Archer Farms sodas yet, but they are on my list now for the next trip to Target. I think a little vodka might be perfect for a non-virgin version. 😉


    Comment by Tara — February 17, 2012 @ 8:12 PM

  13. This looks so great for when you want to skip the booze. Such cheerful colors too.


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