This sophisticated, boozy float is the perfect treat to make any hour exceptionally happy. Sip it slow or eat it with a spoon—either way, this simple dessert-meets-cocktail recipe is essentially stress relief in a glass. The recipe below is for one serving, but it’s easily multiplied to make more floats. As simple as they are to whip up, these spirited, bubbly floats are excellent for entertaining. And if gin and cherry isn’t your jam, give our Boozy Root Beer Floats a go.
2/3 cup black cherry sorbet
2 1/2 tablespoons (1 1/4 oz.) gin
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice (from 1 lime)
1/4 cup (2 oz.) club soda or sparkling water
1 fresh cherry
How to Make It
Place sorbet in a highball glass. Pour gin over sorbet, and add lime juice. Top with club soda. Garnish with cherry.