Mojito Float

LAST UPDATED: Apr 16, 2020 | PUBLISHED: Jun 14, 2016 | By: Julie Blanner

A Mojito Float is the best of both worlds – the quintessential flavor of a mojito served with lime ice cream floating in a sea of rum!

Combine your drink and dessert with the ultimate summer cocktail - a mojito float!

It’s June and it is hot. These 90 degree humid afternoons have snuck up on me and I’m looking for a way to have my drink and eat it, too! If there’s one drink I can’t resist, it’s a good mojito with fresh mint and great rum. One sip and I’ve drifted away on vacation, if only in my mind.

I have combined two of my favorite treats (desserts and drinks) to  create the ultimate summer cocktail – a mojito float. If June is any indication, I’ll be enjoying plenty of them this summer and hope you’ll join me!

Cool off this summer with a boozy float - a frozen mojito!

A mojito float is a simple twist on the classic summer cocktail – a mojito. It has all the same great flavors, wrapped up into a boozy float!

It’s made with sugar, lime, mint, white rum, club soda, lime sorbet or sherbet.

Sherbet (which is often misspelled sherbert) is frozen fruit blended with 1 percent to 2 percent milkfat from milk or cream. A sorbet is also a frozen fruit based dessert without dairy. You can use either to create this amazing mojito float!

Favorite summer cocktail a boozy mojito float

Mojito Float Ingredients

  • Sugar – White granulated sugar or sugar cubes.
  • Mint – Fresh mint leaves (and a sprig to garnish).
  • Lime – A slice of lime offers traditional mojito flavor when muddled with mint and sugar to release the juices.
  • Club Soda – Makes it float with a little carbonation.
  • Rum – Mojitos are best with white rum. The below is an array of white rum that compliment the sweet lime flavor we all love!
  • Sherbet – Nice and creamy for a traditional float. You can substitute lime sorbet if you prefer.

The Best Rum for Mojitos

  • Captain Morgan White Rum
  • Flora de Cana
  • Bacardi Silver
  • Bones White Rum
  • Koloa White Rum     
Combine your drink and dessert with the ultimate summer drink - a mojito float!

Variations

  • Make it Virgin – Want to make a virgin Mojito Float? No problem! Just add a little extra club soda and sugar! Either way you’re sure to love this refreshing mocktail or cocktail!
  • Make it With Vodka – Untraditional, I know but so good!
  • Make it a Pineapple Mojito – Offers a more tropical flavor you can’t resist! Simply use Pineapple Rum.
Favorite summer cocktail a boozy mojito float

How to Make a Mojito Float

  1. Muddle – Muddle lime, sugar and mint using a muddler or back of a spoon.
  2. Mix – Add Club Soda and Rum. Stir until well combined.
  3. Top – Add sherbet and garnish with a sprig of mint and slice of lime.

Tips

  • Chill Ingredients – Chill the rum and or club soda to reduce melting.
  • Garnish – Fresh mint makes a beautiful garnish for this simple cocktail.
  • Make a Pitcher of Mojitos – Simply use the slider in the recipe card to adjust serving size. Muddle lime, sugar and mint, combine with club soda and rum in a pitcher. Pour and top with sherbet when ready to enjoy!
Combine your drink and dessert with the ultimate summer cocktail - a mojito float!

Let summer fun overflow with this easy mojito float.    

Look familiar? This summer cocktail has been featured by MSN, Redbook, Elle Decor, House Beautiful and many more!

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Cool off this summer with a boozy drink - mojito float

Mojito Float

Julie Blanner
A Mojito Float is the best of both worlds – the quintessential flavor of a mojito served with lime ice cream floating in a sea of rum!
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 3 mins
Total Time 3 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American, Mexican
Servings 1
Calories 180 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 slice lime
  • 2 sprigs mint
  • 2 ounces white rum
  • 2 ounces club soda
  • 2 scoops lime sorbet or sherbert

Instructions
 

  • Using a muddler or spoon, crush mint into lime and sugar.
  • Add rum, club soda and stir.
  • Add sorbet and enjoy!

Notes

Substitutions

  • Sugar – White granulated sugar or sugar cubes.
  • Club Soda – Eliminate sugar and use Sprite in a pinch.
  • Rum – Use your favorite white rum. Captain Morgan White Rum, Flora de Cana, Bacardi Silver, Bones White, Rum, Koloa White Rum     
  • Sherbet – Substitute lime sorbet.

Variations

  • Make it Virgin – Want to make a virgin Mojito Float? No problem! Just add a little extra club soda and sugar! Either way you’re sure to love this refreshing mocktail or cocktail!
  • Make it With Vodka – Untraditional, I know but so good!
  • Make it a Pineapple Mojito – Simply use Pineapple Rum like Malibu.

Tips

  • Chill Ingredients – Chill the rum and or club soda to reduce melting.
  • Garnish – Fresh mint makes a beautiful garnish for this simple cocktail.
  • Make a Pitcher of Mojitos – Simply use the slider in the recipe card to adjust serving size. Muddle lime, sugar and mint, combine with club soda and rum in a pitcher. Pour and top with sherbet when ready to enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories:180kcalCarbohydrates:13gProtein:1gFat:1gSodium:13mgSugar:12gVitamin C:2mg
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