Cream Soda Float Cocktail.

08 June 2013

Tipsy Cream Soda

We’re serving up a tipsy cream soda float two ways! 

Forget the root beer.  In our house, a cream soda float is the way to go.  We wanted to make an adult version of this delicious summer staple, one for him and one for her.  My version has vanilla vodka and lime, light and summery.  Dave’s is a boozy bourbon masterpiece.  Both are delicious.  Make them both and decide which you like best.  {As long as the answer is the vanilla vodka lime one!}

So what is cream soda?

It’s a sweet, vanilla flavored soda.  It also comes in flavored varieties like Orange or Red Cream Soda, but for these purposes, we’re sticking with the original.  {I haven’t had a red cream soda in ages, they used to be a favorite as a kid!}  If you are looking for some recommendations for which to buy, Serious Eats did a great Cream Soda taste test.  For this recipe, I used IBC simply because it’s what we had tucked into the fridge.

This cocktail recipe could not be easier.  It takes less than five minutes to get to the sipping part.

So, what are you waiting for?

Cream Soda Float Cocktail

You will need:

  • 2 pint sized glasses*
  • 1 12-ounce bottle of cream soda
  • half a lime
  • 1 ounce of vanilla vodka
  • 1 ounce of bourbon
  • 2 generous size scoops of vanilla bean ice cream

Put a large scoop of vanilla ice cream in two pint sized glasses.  Top with either one ounce of vanilla vodka or one ounce of bourbon.  Squeeze half a lime over the one with vanilla vodka.  Top each with half a bottle of cream soda.

Add a straw and enjoy!

*My Meme gifted these vintage glasses to me years and years ago.  They are one of my prized possessions.  My mom’s dad, who passed away before I was born, had these behind the bar that he built in their basement.  He used them for beer, but I think he’d approve of this recipe too.

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Just A Normal Mom said...

Three glorious things in one: cream soda + float + cocktail. You had be before I even clicked on the post.

Erica said...

I have been obsessively thinking about this since I saw it... tonight said, "fuck it! I don't care if it's Wednesday!" (because I was sure you'd approve of my language) and went and got everything... except the lime. I can't get to lime and ice cream in my head (lime and beer, yes) and I called an audible and went for UV Cake vodka instead. Good golly miss molly, my 8:10pm is a glorious slice od heaven, so *clink* here's to you! :-)

Michelle said...

HA! Erica, this is the best freaking comment I have gotten in ages! And yes, I completely approve of the f-bomb! For the record, the lime vanilla combo is lovely. Try it!

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