I love to share cocktails with my girlfriends! This Champagne Float with Strawberry Lemonade and Strawberry Sorbet is perfect to serve for a crowd. But, sometimes life happens. And you can’t hang out with your girlfriends. It’s a bummer, I know.
It happens and it sucks. But what is so great about this cocktail is that it works just as well for one! I know, I know. Drinking alone is not the best, especially when you’re a mom. But sipping on simple wine cocktails can sometimes be the best self care ever!
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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 easy mixed 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 champagne saber 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 saber.
This means that I have an abundance of inexpensive champagne around the house. Although sabering 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.
Party tip: Mixing champagne with another liquid is a great way to make a bottle of champagne bottle go farther!
How to Make a Champagne Float with Sorbet
One of my favorite warm weather drinks is a sorbet champagne cocktail 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.
And as I mentioned before, my kids can also enjoy the lemonade and the sorbet. And if you don’t want to open a full bottle of champagne, just for one drink for yourself, you can pick up canned wines to keep on hand! They’re such a great idea to not waste a whole bottle.
Champagne Float with Strawberry Lemonade
This is one of my favorite drinks to make for a girl's night. It's like a bubbly glass of champagne and sorbet dessert in one!
- 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...).
More Cocktails to try!
- Don’t be afraid of the name, a Corpse Reviver No. 2 is a fantastic summer drink idea!
- Switch up your usual mule with this strawberry mint version.
- I’ve never met a margarita I didn’t like but this cucumber margarita makes me swoon.
Pin This Champagne Float Idea for Later
If you don’t think this Strawberry Sorbet and Lemonade Champagne Float sounds delicious and like the perfect summer drink for yourself or your friends, I’m not sure we can be friends. And that’s ok because I can drink a whole bottle of champagne by myself. I’m not a quitter. (I’m totally kidding. I’m a total lightweight!)