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Boozy Lime Sherbet Floats

Boozy Lime Sherbet Floats

These gorgeous green, adults-only sherbet floats are boozy, pretty and refreshing too.MORE+LESS-

1/2

cup triple sec or Cointreau™

Seltzer water or lemon-lime soda, for topping off

Fresh limes and fresh mint sprigs, for garnish

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    If desired, salt the rims of each glass by rubbing with water or lime juice, then dipping in salt crystals.

  • 2

    In a glass-measuring cup, combine the tequila, lime juice and triple sec (or Cointreau™). Fill each of 4 glasses with a few scoops of sherbet. Pour the tequila mixture over the sherbet, dividing the tequila evenly among all 4 glasses. Top off each glass with seltzer or lemon-lime soda.

  • 3

    Garnish with fresh limes and mint.

Expert Tips

  • To make these virgin, replace the booze with an extra 1/2 cup lime juice and a 1/2 cup seltzer water or lemon-lime soda.
  • For a greener float (St. Patrick’s Day!), add a drop or two of green food coloring and stir to blend evenly.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
300
Calories from Fat
15
% Daily Value
Total Fat
1 1/2g
2%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
480mg
20%
Potassium
120mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
35g
12%
Dietary Fiber
1g
5%
Sugars
27g
Protein
1g
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
20%
20%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:

0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • Move over stout beer, there's a new drink in town for St. Patrick's Day!It’s a shamrock float... only better!!My original thought for these drinks was just a simple lime sherbet shamrock float. I thought they would be perfect for St. Patrick’s Day.Then I decided that a margarita float just sounded too good not to make. Now, I know that traditionally margaritas are Mexican, but seeing as this one here is full-on green, I'm thinking it's a good bet for St. Patrick’s Day.So if stout beer is making you sigh, or you want a fun and pretty option for your St. Patrick’s Day party, here's your ticket!Cool, refreshing and decidedly perfect.

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