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Firecracker Berry Margarita Floats.

These are just fun! You can even make the nonalcoholic version for your kids so that they can partake in the fun as well!! See, I am just looking out for everyone these days.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: berries, berry, float, margarita
Servings: 6 Floats
Calories: 239kcal
Author: halfbakedharvest

Ingredients

Strawberry Margarita

  • 1 cup strawberries chopped
  • 1/3 cup sugar or honey
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3-1/2 cup tequila I used 1/3 cup, use lemon-lime soda or lime-aid for a non-alcoholic version
  • 2 tablespoons cointreau use orange juice for a non-alcoholic version
  • 1/3 cup fresh lime juice only use 1-2 tablespoons if making the non-alcoholic version

Blueberry Margarita

  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1/3 cup sugar or honey
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3-1/2 cup tequila (again I used 1/3 cup) (lemon-lime soda or lime-aid for a non-alcoholic version)
  • 2 tablespoons cointreau use orange juice for a non-alcoholic version
  • 1/3 cup fresh lime juice only use 1-2 tablespoons if making the non-alcoholic version

To make the floats

  • salt for the rims
  • 2-3 scoops per person of vanilla coconut ice cream or regular vanilla bean ice cream
  • lemon-lime soda water
  • fresh strawberries + blueberries

Instructions

  • Combine the strawberries, sugar and water in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat and cook, stirring occasionally, until the strawberries break down, about 5 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat and pour the mixture into a blender. Puree until smooth. Alternatively, you can strain the mixture through a fine mesh strainer, pushing the juices out of the strawberries. Pour the mixture into a small juice jug and add the tequila (or lemon-lime soda), cointreau (or orange juice) and fresh lime juice. Cover and refrigerate until cold or until ready to use.
  • Combine the blueberries, sugar and water in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat and cook, stirring occasionally, until the blueberries soften, about 5 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat and pour the mixture into a blender. Puree until smooth. Alternatively, you can strain the mixture through a fine mesh strainer, pushing the juices out of the blueberries. Pour the mixture into a small juice jug and add the tequila (or lemon-lime soda), cointreau (or orange juice) and fresh lime juice. Cover and refrigerate until cold or until ready to use.
  • To make the floats layer 1-2 tablespoons of strawberry margarita with a few fresh berries, 1 scoop of ice cream and 1-2 tablespoons blueberry margarita until your glass is almost full (but leave a little room at the top). Pour the soda water over top until it reaches the lip of the glass. ENJOY!

Notes

*The margaritas can be made and kept in the fridge for a couple of days. Then just add the ice cream and soda when you are ready to serve. Perfect for any party!

Nutrition

Calories: 239kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Sodium: 60mg | Potassium: 125mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 38g | Vitamin A: 15IU | Vitamin C: 31.6mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 0.4mg