Recipes and Cooking Ginger-and-Mint Lime Floats 4.6 (5) A fresh ginger syrup makes this dessert drink recipe taste like something you could only find at a fancy soda shop. Cool off with this summer drink recipe on the next hot day in your neck of the woods. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on December 12, 2012 Print Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Jason Donnelly Prep Time: 20 mins Cook Time: 10 mins Chill Time: 30 mins Total Time: 60 mins Servings: 4 Yield: 1 cup each Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 1 cup water 1 2.5 inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and thinly sliced (about ½ cup) ½ cup sugar ¼ cup lime juice 4 sprigs fresh mint, torn into small pieces 1 cup lime sorbet or sherbet 2 - 3 cup club soda, chilled Finely shredded lime peel (optional) Directions 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). 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. Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 183 Calories 1g Fat 45g Carbs 1g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 4 Calories 183 % Daily Value * Total Fat 1g 1% Saturated Fat 1g 5% Cholesterol 3mg 1% Sodium 43mg 2% Total Carbohydrate 45g 16% Total Sugars 38g Protein 1g Vitamin C 10.6mg 53% Calcium 40.4mg 3% Iron 0.5mg 3% Potassium 96mg 2% Folate, total 4mcg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.