Posted: Jul 18, 2014 9:00 AM
 
As a child, ice cream floats were magical. As an adult, you can experience that same feeling — just in a more grown-up way with these ice cream float cocktails. Best enjoyed in the middle of the afternoon with your favorite tunes on the radio.

Booze, ice cream and soda. If that's not a perfect combination for summer, we don't know what is. Not only are these three ingredients super easy to put together, they also hit the spot when the sun is scorching. Do yourself a favor and grab a pint of ice cream and fix yourself one of these ice cream float cocktails. Now.

allParenting Bourbon and cream soda float

Bourbon and cream soda float

Serves 1

Ingredients:

  • 1-1/2 ounces bourbon
  • 2 scoops coffee ice cream
  • Cream soda

Directions:

  1. Pour bourbon into a tall glass.
  2. Add scoops of coffee ice cream.
  3. Top with cream soda and enjoy.

allParenting Gin and lavender soda float

Gin and lavender soda float

Serves 1

Ingredients:

  • 1-1/2 ounces gin (try a new style gin here such as Aviation or No. 209)
  • 2 scoops vanilla ice cream
  • Lavender soda

Directions:

  1. Pour gin into a tall glass.
  2. Add scoops of vanilla ice cream.
  3. Top with lavender soda and enjoy.

allParenting Limoncello and tonic float

Limoncello and tonic float

Serves 1

Ingredients:

  • 1-1/2 ounces limoncello (homemade limoncello works great here)
  • 2 scoops raspberry ice cream or raspberry sorbet
  • Tonic water

Directions:

  1. Pour limoncello into a tall glass.
  2. Add scoops of raspberry ice cream or sorbet.
  3. Top with tonic water and enjoy.

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