I’m not going to lie to you. Sometimes when a blogger is working on a post they choose things based on color. I knew a pink cocktail idea would go great with my girl’s night post so I grabbed a bottle of strawberry lemonade. I’ll tell you another secret. Sometimes we don’t add alcohol to the drinks we are shooting. For the most part, I shoot my recipes at 10 am. For me, at least, that is not prime drinking time, so the drinks usually go wasted. What I’m really trying to tell you is that this cocktail recipe started out as a sham and ended up being really delicious and something I think you guys need to make this summer. It’s a simple champagne float that is full of flavor and it is crazy easy to make. No measuring required!
My boys love strawberry lemonade so I picked it up knowing that they’d be super excited to drink it once I was done using it for my shoot. It was even on sale and cost about $1.50. I’m not sure if you know, but I got a sabre for my birthday. What’s that, you ask? Oh, you know, it’s BASICALLY A SWORD THAT I CAN OPEN CHAMPAGNE BOTTLES WITH! (For real, see the video!) It was a total bucket list item and, because I have the best mother-in-law in the world, she researched and got me my very own sabre. This means that I have an abundance of inexpensive champagne around the house. Although sabreing open a bottle of champagne isn’t exactly difficult, it does take some practice and I don’t want to end up wasting the good stuff. Needless to say, I thought a little splash of champagne would go quite nicely with the lemonade. One of my favorite warm weather drinks is a champagne float that is even more simple than this recipe I’m sharing today. Just add your favorite sherbet or sorbet to a glass and top with champagne. As the sorbet melts, it flavors the sparkling wine and is super refreshing. So I picked up some strawberry sorbet to add a double dose of strawberry flavor (and more pink!) to the drink.
You guys. This champagne float with strawberry lemonade and strawberry sorbet is perfect for a girl’s night, summer and every single Friday. Plus it’s pink. It’s a perfect party drink idea for bridal and baby showers and, of course, you can skip the champagne and make these for any little girl’s party. These are good. Real good. Adult floats are always a good idea.
- 1 bottle strawberry lemonade
- 1 container of strawberry sorbet
- 1 bottle champagne or sparkling wine
- In a glass, add a few small scoops of sorbet.
- Top with strawberry lemonade.
- Add champagne.
- These are made like mimosas in the sense of making them to taste. Some people may want more champagne while others just want a splash (weirdos...).
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