In honor of National Ice Cream Soda Day, we want to share a few boozy beverages with you to celebrate your inner child. Whether you prefer chocolate or vanilla, each of these delicious drinks will make you want to embrace this season’s hot weather with open arms. So fix yourself a float with your favorite scoop of ice cream and start feeling like a kid again.
Dark Chocolate Bourbon Cherry Soda (1 serving)
- 1/2 pint chocolate ice cream
- 2 oz. bourbon
- 1 bottle cherry soda
Fill a glass with the chocolate ice cream. Pour in bourbon and cherry soda. Enjoy.
Blackberry Gin Fizz Float (1 serving)
- 1/4 pint blackberries
- 1/2 tbsp. granulated sugar
- 1/4 tbsp. water
- 1/8 cup chopped mint leaves
- 2 oz. gin
- about 1/8 cup lime juice
- 6 oz. ginger ale
- scoop of vanilla ice cream
Heat blackberries, sugar and water in a small saucepan over medium heat. While they heat, crush the berries with a spoon until their consistency becomes thick, around 10 minutes. Using a coffee filter/strainer, strain the heated combination into a container and refrigerate for 10 minutes. After it has cooled, fill a cocktail shaker with the berry puree, mint leaves, gin, lime juice and ice. Shake until the entire beverage is chilled. Strain into a tall glass and mix in ginger ale. Finally, top off with the vanilla ice cream.
Bourbon Ginger Beer Float (1 serving)
- 1/2 scoop of vanilla ice cream
- 1/2 oz. bourbon/whiskey
- Ginger beer
In a chilled beer mug, scoop in the ice cream. Add bourbon or whiskey and top off with ginger beer. Serve right away.
Kahlua Root Beer Float (1 serving)
- 1 1/2 oz. Kahlua
- 3/4 oz. vanilla vodka
- orange juice (splash of)
- 1 scoop of vanilla ice cream
Over ice, shake together the Kahlua, vodka and orange juice. Pour in the root beer and top off with vanilla ice cream.