The last two weeks I’ve been experimenting with soda floats and liquor. It’s been interesting to see how different alcohols and ice creams taste in combination. Of course, it’s also been refreshing to have a cold dessert on hot summer evenings. This last float is a deliciously sweet mix of vanilla ice cream, Dr. Pepper and the almond liquor, Disaronno. Appropriately enough I call it a Disaronno Vanilla Float. I’m original like that…
Disaronno Vanilla Float
- 3 scoops vanilla ice cream
- 1 oz. Disaronno liquor
- chocolate syrup for garnish
Add three scoops of ice cream into a chilled glass. Pour Disaronno over ice cream. Fill glass with soda. Garnish with chocolate syrup.
After this week, I’ll be returning to “regular” cocktails but this was a delicious way to end the experiment!
I enjoyed the Campari Peach Float so much last week that I decided to start experimenting with other alcoholic ice cream floats for the rest of the summer. It was a good call on my part because, so far, it’s been a real hot summer! Today’s “cocktail” is a variation of last week’s. I’ve exchanged the grapefruit for orange and the the peach ice cream for strawberry ice cream, and instead of an herbal liquor, like Campari, I went with pineapple vodka. Thus, this float is much sweater than last weeks. That’s okay though, its is the perfect accompaniment to 90+ degree nights.
Pineapple Vodka Strawberry Float
- 3 scoops strawberry ice cream
- 1 oz. pineapple vodka (New Amsterdam’s here)
- Orange soda
- fresh berries to garnish
Add three scoops of ice cream into a chilled glass. Pour vodka over ice cream. Fill glass with soda. Garnish with berries.
Pineapple vodka and orange soda don’t perfectly go together. But, the strawberry ice cream goes a long way in making the two place nice together. As I said, these floats are wonderful desserts for the end of the day or a nice companion for sharing a sunset on the back patio with.