Ginger & Mint Lime Floats | Inspired by Charm

Of all the herbs, mint may be my favorite and I’m honestly not sure why. While I like the taste, I’m certainly not obsessed with it. However, give me mint chocolate chip ice cream or some other sort of mint and chocolate combination and I’m all over it. I think what I like most about mint is the way it looks. When it comes to garnishing a cocktail, a bowl of fruit, or some other scrumptious concoction, mint always delivers.

 Ginger & Mint Lime Floats | Inspired by Charm

As you all know, this past year I’ve teamed up with  Glade® to share ideas for creating the #bestfeelings in the world. And with temperatures on the rise and lots of mint planted, today I thought I’d explore this wonderful herb and create a fun little float for summertime porch sipping!

 Ginger & Mint Lime Floats | Inspired by Charm

For this particular recipe, I’ll be using pineapple mint, which tops my list not only for its flavor, but its gorgeous variegated leaves as well. You seriously need this in your garden ASAP.

 Ginger & Mint Lime Floats | Inspired by Charm

This fun little float combines so many refreshing flavors. In addition to the mint, the lime and soda make this drink so refreshing while the ginger simple syrup adds a bright little bite.

Even though this recipe is alcohol-free, you could easily turn it into a cocktail with the addition of a little citrus vodka. I think it also could work as a delicious punch. Gotta love that!

 Ginger & Mint Lime Floats | Inspired by Charm

However, today I just mixed up a couple for a cozy chat on the porch with a friend. Paired with Glade®‘s new Live Loud™ fragrance from their Limited Edition Spring Collection, I have the perfect recipe for a relaxing afternoon. (You can learn how to make the adorable gold-dipped mason jar vase here.)

 Ginger & Mint Lime Floats | Inspired by Charm

Let me show you how to make this delicious float.

Ginger & Mint Lime Float

Here's what you will need (for four floats):
1 cup water
1 2 1/2 inch piece fresh ginger (peeled and sliced)
3/4 cup sugar
8 lime wedges
4 springs mint (I prefer pineapple mint), julienned
1 cup lime sherbet
2 cups club soda, chilled

Begin by making the ginger syrup. In a blender, combine the water and ginger; then blend until pureed. Transfer this mixture to a small saucepan. Stir in the sugar. Bring the mixture to a boil then reduce the heat to a simmer. Heat for about 10 minutes or until the mixture starts to thicken slightly. Cool completely

For each float, pour about 1/4 cup of the ginger syrup into a glass. Squeeze in two lime wedges and then put the wedges in the glass. Add a pinch of the julienned mint. Then muddle. Fill the glass about 3/4 full with club soda. Add one or two scoops (about 1/4 cup) of lime sherbet. Garnish with a sprig of mint.

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 Ginger & Mint Lime Floats | Inspired by Charm

That’s it, friends! A delicious and easy summer refresher!What drinks or cocktails do you sip on in the summer? Share your thoughts with Glade® on Facebook and Twitter using #bestfeelings and / or leave a comment below.

Enjoy!

This post was created as part of my collaboration with Glade. As always, the thoughts and ideas are my own. 

Comments

  • Elle at

    Oh my! I bet it’s as tasty as it looks. Hubs is going to like this>

  • caroline [the diy nurse] at

    All of my favorites packed into one- I think I’m gonna have to make this one! But don’t judge me if a little tequila finds itself in the mix 😉

  • Yalanda @ Laugh Anyway at

    This looks amazing! These are two of my favorite flavors, I want to come on over and take a sip!

  • Felicia at

    I also LOVE fresh mint, especially in the summer. I add it to my sweet tea, I’m from the south, and lemonade, and sparkling water! Mojitos anyone? Ur recipe sounds perfect and kid friendly, although I may add a little something for the grown folk:) lol

  • Marybeth at

    These sound yummy, Michael. I love the addition of lime sherbet. Here is a link to one of my fave mint recipes YOU might enjoy: https://food52.com/recipes/12209-orange-ginger-mint-sodas. :-). LOVE that gold-dipped Mason jar, too….nice touch for a summer tablescape.

  • 204 Park at

    These look delicious!! So perfect for a hot day! Xo, S

  • Shashi @ RunninSrilankan(dot)com at

    I am so glad to have stumbled by – such a wonderful combo of lime and ginger – topped with lime sherbet this is one heck of an amazingly refreshing drink!!

  • Bridget at

    the drink looks tasty and refreshing, but I can’t figure out why you are writing a beverage recipe post for Glade candles? and why is there no disclaimer that this is a paid sponsored post? “I’m teaming up with Glade” is not a legal disclaimer.

  • Hannah C at

    Well this looks like the best drink I’ve ever seen.
    Making it VERY soon!!

  • mary at

    I can’t seem to find the recipe for the strawberry/rhubarb syrup. When I hit the link it takes me to the recipe for ginger and mint lime float.

  • Jen at

    This looks and sounds DELISH! Your photos, as usual are stunning. You were missed and I for one am glad to see you back!

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