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Margarita Float {Ice Cream Cocktails}

Cool off this summer with one of the best ice cream cocktails – a Margarita Float!

Easy margarita float - one of this summer's ice cream cocktails you won't want to miss. A refreshing summer drink recipe perfect for any occasion.

There are a few things that make me think of summer – tacos, margaritas and plenty of sunshine. Thankfully, my friends share my same enthusiasm for tacos and margaritas and we’re sharing our favorite recipes with you today.

Boozy Floats – Summer’s Party Drink

Last summer we purchased a lake cottage and I frequently made mojito floats – a delicious boat drink that tastes as good as it looks. When my friends mentioned throwing a tacos and margs party, I started experimenting to make a margarita float.

A Perfect Summer Cocktail

Margaritas are Chris’ favorite cocktail and we love to cool off with them on the dock. After a few attempts, I perfected the most refreshing margarita there is – a margarita float that doesn’t require a mix, but also doesn’t require any more effort than a mix!

how to make a margarita float - the most refreshing summer drink

My secret ingredient? Lime sorbet. You can purchase it at the store or make your own {in just 3 minutes hands on time}. To be honest, I never knew I loved lime so much! I couldn’t keep my spoon out of the sorbet, or my mouth. A salted rim, tequila, water and lime sorbet and you’re on your way to the most refreshing cocktail ever.

One of the Best Ice Cream Cocktails

I taste tested a few to do my due diligence. As the sorbet melts, you get the most delicious traditional margarita there is, but if you’re impatient like me, just dip your spoon into the sorbet and get equal parts liquid and enjoy!

Easy margarita float recipe - the quintessential summer cocktail

Do you love tacos and margs, too? What are your favorite recipes?

Pizzazzerie is mixing up her Coconut Grapefruit Margaritas, Inspired by Charm has made you Strawberry Coconut Margaritas, and if you’re into something skinny, check out Sugar and Cloth’s Jalapeño Margaritas. Of course you’ll need some tacos to go with them like Freutcake’s Fish Tacos with Coconut Avocado Crema and the Effortless Chic’s Build Your Own Taco Board {think taco cheese plate}! Enjoy!

Margarita Float

Prep Time 3 mins Cook Time Total Time 3 mins
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Easy margarita float - one of this summer's ice cream cocktails you won't want to miss. A refreshing summer drink recipe perfect for any occasion.


  • 1 oz water
  • 3 oz tequila
  • 3 scoops lime sorbet


Salt the rim of a glass and fill with tequila and water.

Add lime sorbet and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

You can customize this drink by changing the sorbet to add different flavors. Ex. Strawberry, Mango, Pineapple. 

If you prefer a sweet rim instead of a salty one, replace the salt with a little sugar. 

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7 comments on “Margarita Float {Ice Cream Cocktails}”

  1. Yum! What a fun and easy way to enjoy a margarita in no time! Love this idea Julie.

  2. From this day forward all of my cocktails will have a sorbet or ice cream floater. GENIUS! 🙂

  3. That looks like it would be fun to drink on a Saturday nite

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  5. I tried these last weekend and everyone loved them! Love this boozy cocktail for summer. Thanks for another great recipe!

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