Ginger-and-Mint Lime Floats


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.

Ginger-and-Mint Lime Floats
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Chill Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
1 cup each


  • 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)


  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 (per serving)

183 Calories
1g Fat
45g Carbs
1g Protein
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.

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