cup triple sec or Cointreau™
Seltzer water or lemon-lime soda, for topping off
Fresh limes and fresh mint sprigs, for garnish
If desired, salt the rims of each glass by rubbing with water or lime juice, then dipping in salt crystals.
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.
Garnish with fresh limes and mint.
- 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.
Serving Size: 1 Serving
- Calories from Fat
% Daily Value
- Total Fat
- 1 1/2g
- Saturated Fat
- Trans Fat
- Total Carbohydrate
- Dietary Fiber
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
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.