Illustration: Holly Exley
Total Time
1 Hour 10 Mins
Serves 6 (serving size: 1 float)

This grown-up float gets classy with sweet wine and a hit of fresh basil (you can substitute sparkling grape juice or cider). Blending the frozen cantaloupe makes the drink wonderfully frothy and refreshing. Freeze the fruit ahead; then blend and assemble just before serving.


How to Make It

Step 1

Place cantaloupe on a plate; freeze 1 hour or until firm.

Step 2

Place frozen cantaloupe, 3/4 cup wine, club soda, and torn basil in a blender; blend until almost smooth.

Step 3

Scoop 1/2 cup sorbet into each of 6 highball glasses. Pour cantaloupe mixture evenly over sorbet. Top each glass with 2 tablespoons remaining wine. Garnish with basil sprigs, if desired. Serve immediately.

Ratings & Reviews

Tasty & refreshing!

August 21, 2016
We all enjoyed this cocktail on a summer afternoon. Next time I will blend the cantaloupe mixture a little longer so it is a bit smoother.