Rich, refreshing and a classic summertime favorite, the ice cream float loses its innocence. No one's knocking root beet floats, but you've probably been away from summer camp long enough to crave a more grown-up take on the classic concoction. This season let the kids chase the ice cream truck while you serve easy-to-make spiked floats as the perfect ending to your summertime get-togethers.

Limoncello Dream

Pour one ounce of limoncello and 1/2 ounce of Grand Marnier into a tall glass. Fill the glass with champagne or soda and top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Garnish with a lemon slice.

Melba Float

Fill a glass with cold semi-sweet Riesling and add a scoop of raspberry sorbet. Garnish with a sprig of mint.

Caramel Stout

Fill a mug 3/4 full with stout and plop in a scoop of Ben & Jerry's Triple Carmel Chunk ice cream.

Frozen Pink Mimosa

Use a melon scooper to make tiny balls of blood orange sorbet to float in pink champagne or sparkling wine. Garnish with an orange peel fan.

All photos by Adam Finkle

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