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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.

Recipe by Cooking Light August 2016


Credit: Illustration: Holly Exley

Recipe Summary

1 hr 10 mins
Serves 6 (serving size: 1 float)


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

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

  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

243 calories; fat 0.1g; carbohydrates 45g; sodium 18mg; calcium 11mg.