Ever since picking up the June issue of Bon Appetit, I haven’t been able to get the idea of an adult ice cream float out of my head. I loved their combinations, but wanted to try something that was completely my own. I started thinking about sorbet and came up with two versions. Keegan and I tried them for movie night this weekend.
I’m pleased to report they were both really great. My favorite was the raspberry lemon one. His choice was inspired by Port Fonda’s aquaverde, which has fresh mint, cilantro and lime. We drank both of ours spiked, but they’re also really great without alcohol too. This may just be your new summer drink.
Raspberry Lemon Float
1 oz. vodka (optional)
Scoop the raspberry sorbet into a tall glass. Fill it two-thirds of the way up.
Add twist or two of lemon peel to the glass on top of the ice cream. Top with sparkling water, covering the ice cream. Then, continue to stream it in until nearly full. Add an ounce of vodka if you’d like and stir.
Lime sparkling water (I used La Croix)
1/4 tsp. fresh mint, finely chopped
1/4 tsp. cilantro, finely chopped
1 oz. silver tequila (optional)
Mix together your chopped herbs. Put 1/2 of the mixture into a tall glass.
Add several scoops of lemon sorbet. Fill it two-thirds of the way up. Top with the lime sparkling water, covering the ice cream. Then, continue to stream it in until nearly full. Add an ounce of tequila if you’d like and stir.