Strawberry Margarita Sherbet Float

Strawberry Margarita Sherbet Float

If you like frozen margaritas, you will love this strawberry margarita sherbet float! Despite the name, it is actually non-alcoholic so it is a great treat for the whole family! On an ice cream float kick this summer, I found some new inspiration a few weeks ago as I looked through my mom’s June issue of Better Homes and Gardens.

Strawberry Margarita Sherbet Float - The Gifted Gabber


I had so many struggles with photographing my frozen drinks this summer. When I first made this blue-raspberry frosted lemonade drink two months ago or so, I nearly pulled my hair out trying to photograph the frozen drink in 95 degree temps using natural sunlight. Several weeks later, as I played around with float combinations, it finally dawned on me to use frosty mugs straight out of the freezer. That not only helped with the photography, but also helped extend the life of the drink so that it was actually worth drinking once the photo shoot was finished.

The Better Homes and Gardens article on floats seconded using frosty mugs. It also directed readers to scoop the ice cream or sherbet in advance and place on frozen cookie sheets. Then, you can keep the trays in the freezer until needed.

I love the  magazine’s idea of making a strawberry margarita sherbet float, complete with salted rim.

Strawberry “Margarita” Sherbet Float


  • 3 scoops of frozen lime sherbet
  • 1 1/2 cups or so strawberry soda
  • table salt


  1. Dip the mouth of a frosty mug into a plate or bowl of table salt, to salt the rim of the glass.
  2. Add the frozen scoops of sherbet to the mug.
  3. Carefully, pour enough strawberry soda into the glass to allow for a few inches of foam at the top of the glass.
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Hope you enjoy this strawberry margarita sherbet float. After all, it’s five o’clock somewhere.

Strawberry Margarita Sherbet Float - The Gifted Gabber

By the way, how do you say it –  “sherb-et” or “sherb-ert?”

Linking up this week with the crafty and creatives at these link parties:

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  1. Gabby says:

    This looks amazing! I am so trying this with some frozen strawberries I have still! Thank you for linking up with us at the Tips and Tricks Link party!

  2. Lou Lou Girls says:

    Loving this and I’m drooling right now! You are so talented. Thanks for sharing this at our party. Pinned and tweeted. I hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm, so we get to party with you again! Lou Lou Girls

  3. Rachel says:

    This sherbet drink looks amazing, I will need to try this. I never thought to salt the rim but that is a neat and creative idea.
    Thank you for linking up to “Bloggers Who have Inspired Me” yesterday.
    Rachel xo
    Please stop by Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me link up here
    Garay Treasures

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