If you hadn’t noticed by now, I have a habit of adding ice cream to my cocktails (ahem, my Root Beer Float Cocktail or my Champagne Floats). Part of being a grown-up is that you shouldn’t have to choose whether you want a drink or dessert! So, in the spirit of all things great about being an adult, I bring you this delicious and decadent Black Cherry Float Cocktail.
I first shared this Black Cherry Float cocktail recipe on my friend, Amanda’s site.
Black Cherry soda is one of my few indulgences. I don’t have one very often but every once in awhile I buy a bottle as a treat… okay, and I always have to order it if I see it on the menu while we’re out for lunch!
I don’t know why it’s become such a niche flavor; it’s sooo incredibly tasty, I’d be shocked if someone said they didn’t love it but maybe that’s my nostalgia talking.
I guess being a bit rare (and served up in a vintage glass bottle) makes it that much more special – and this black cherry float is definitely a special treat!
It’s pretty simple – just black cherry soda, vodka and ice cream – making it the perfect low-key addition to a backyard BBQ or a night in with friends or family. A cocktail float is one of my favorite ways to have my dessert and drink it, too!
During the summer you might have some luck finding black cherry coolers, so feel free to swap that in for the black cherry soda and skip the cocktail mixing – but I’m more of a fan of the soda than any cooler I’ve come across.
Ingredients to Make a Black Cherry Float Cocktail
- 1 bottle Black Cherry soda
- 4 oz vodka
- 2 scoops vanilla ice cream
- Black Cherries, for garnish
Tip: you can swap out the soda and vodka for a black cherry cooler, if available. And if you can’t find black cherry soda, you can use cherry vodka or whiskey instead of the plain vodka called for in this recipe.
KITCHEN TOOLS YOU WILL FIND HELPFUL:
How to Make a Black Cherry Float Cocktail
Scoop the ice cream into the mason jars or cocktail glasses. (1 scoop each)
Pour 2 oz of vodka over the ice cream, then fill the glass with black cherry soda.
Garnish with cherries and serve with cute vintage straws.
Print your free copy of our Black Cherry Float Cocktail Recipe here:
Do you have a special drink that brings back a bit of nostalgia? What kind of soda float cocktail would you mix up?