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Wine Plus Cola Plus Gelato Equals Wine Floats!

In The Imbibery and Distillery by Christine McKellar

What inspired this post was that I inadvertently stumbled upon the popular Spanish cocktail, the Kalimotxo (cali-mot-cho), which in turn led to some interesting spins off this odd combination of wine and coca cola or similar soft drinks. Yes, the Kalimotxo is an equal mix of red wine and soda poured over ice. I’m reserving my judgement on that combination, however, anything to with gelato or ice cream certainly grabs my attention and appetite. I LOVE ICE CREAM and GELATO. And I do like to drink wine. Sodas I am not fond of in general or served solo. However a float is a float regardless how you spin it. The following cocktail recipes may just be the perfect adult floats for a summer gathering by the pool.

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Dulce de Leche, Pear and Blanc Float

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 fl. oz Dulce de Leche gelato
  • 2 fl. oz Blanc de Blanc
  • 2 fl. oz pear soda
  •  slice of Asian pear.

Pour liquids into tall glass, then top with gelato and garni.

Chocolate, Cherry and Pinot Noir Float

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 fl. oz cup malted milk chocolate gelato
  • 2 fl. oz Pinot Noir
  • 2 fl. oz Black Cherry Soda
  • a fresh cherry

Pour liquids into tall glass, then top with gelato and garni.

Kalimotxo Float

Ingredients: 

  • 1.5 fl. oz mascarpone gelato
  • 2 fl. oz Zinfandel
  • 2 fl. cola
  • Pour liquids into tall glass, then top with gelato and serve.