Celebrate Strawberry Season With This Shortcake-Inspired (and Boozy) Float

Strawberry shortcake never had it so good. Strawberries, cream and a little boozy boost make this the perfect summer sip.

Boozy Floats

Boozy Floats

Strawberry Shortcake Float

Photo by: Sam Henderson

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The Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup strawberry ice cream
  • 1-1/2 ounces strawberry liqueur
  • 1 ounce vodka
  • 3 ounces cream soda
  • whipped cream
  • fresh strawberry, for garnish
  • biscuit crumble, for garnish

The Instructions

Make or purchase buttermilk biscuits. Cool the biscuits, cut off the tops and crumble. Set aside.

Place strawberry ice cream in the bottom of a large float glass (12-16 ounces). Add the strawberry liqueur and vodka. Slowly pour cream soda over the ice cream to fill the glass.

Top with whipped cream and a fresh strawberry. Garnish with biscuit crumbs. Serve immediately.

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