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Ginger-and-Mint Lime Floats

  • Makes: 4 servings
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Chill: 30 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins


  • 1 cup water
  • 1 2 1/2 inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and thinly sliced (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 4 sprigs fresh mint, torn into small pieces
  • 1 cup lime sorbet or sherbet
  • 2 - 3 cups club soda, chilled
  • Finely shredded lime peel (optional)


  1. For ginger syrup, in a blender combine the water and ginger. Cover and blend until ginger is pureed. Transfer mixture to a small saucepan. Stir in sugar. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, about 10 minutes or until mixture is reduced to 1 cup; cool completely. Chill for at least 30 minutes (up to 1 week).
  2. For each float, pour 1/4 cup of the ginger syrup into a tall glass; add 1 tablespoon of the lime juice and 1 torn mint sprig. To muddle, gently crush mint with the back of a spoon. Add 1/4 cup of the sorbet; slowly fill with club soda. If desired, garnish with lime peel.

Nutrition Facts (Ginger-and-Mint Lime Floats)

  • Per serving:
  • 183 kcal ,
  • 1 g fat
  • (1 g sat. fat ,
  • 0 g polyunsaturated fat ,
  • 0 g monounsaturated fat ),
  • 3 mg chol. ,
  • 43 mg sodium ,
  • 45 g carb. ,
  • 1 g fiber ,
  • 38 g sugar ,
  • 1 g pro.

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