Grown-up Rainbow Sherbet Float (with a kid-friendly option!)

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Today, I’m sharing a great treat to make during these hot summer months – a Rainbow Sherbet Float. Now this isn’t your ordinary, run of the mill float – no, this one has a little something special in it for us grown-ups. Vodka. Rainbow sherbet vodka to be exact :) But not to worry if you can easily make this without the alcohol if needed. 

Rainbow sherbet holds a special place in my heart. And I’m sure you’re thinking, why? Well, when I was growing up I vividly remember my grandpa eating sherbet ice cream with pretzels for dessert. My grandpa showed me exactly how you were suppose to take the pretzels and dip them in the ice cream and then take a bite. 
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I’m almost certain this is where my affinity for sweet and salty things started – sharing sherbet & pretzels with my grandpa after dinner at my grandparents house. My grandpa passed away a few years ago, but every time I see sherbet ice cream it makes me think of him :) And that is why I garnished this cocktail with a pretzel – it’s my little tribute to him and our sherbet-pretzel eating. 
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{Grown-up} Rainbow Sherbet Float

  • 3 scoops of rainbow sherbet ice cream
  • 1 1/2 shots of rainbow sherbet vodka (i.e. Pinnacle Vodka)
  • 1 can of lemon-lime soda
  • Pretzel rod (optional)

Scoop into a tall glass the ice cream. Add the rainbow sherbet vodka and then top with lemon-lime soda. Garnish with a pretzel rod. And make sure to scoop some of the ice cream with the pretzel and eat it together (I promise you won’t be disappointed!)
**To make this kid friendly, just omit the vodka and simply top the ice cream with all soda. 
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Disclaimer: Pinnacle Vodka was kind enough to provide me some of their Rainbow Sherbet Vodka to try, but no other compensation was received. I only share products with my readers that I love and would recommend. 
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  1. says

    LOVE the tribute to your grandfather with the pretzel. When I first saw the picture I kinda went “Huh?” Why’s there a pretzel in that float but now I couldn’t imagine it any other way. This sounds so good. I know the kids and big kids alike will love this. Definitely gonna make this, pretzel stick and all!

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