Blackberry Gin Fizz Float Recipe

Nothing says summer like an ice cream float! Beat the heat with this delicious ice cream float recipe that you can make in under 25 minutes.

Blackberry Gin Fizz Float. YAM Ju/Aug 2022
Photo By: Jeffrey Bosdet.

For a boozy float, try combining blackberries and gin (for an extra hit of blackberry, try Stillhead Wild Blackberry Gin) with a local vanilla ice cream from 49 Below or Betterwith. Sip away!

Blackberry Gin Fizz Float
• 1 pint blackberries
• 2 Tbsp granulated sugar
• 1 Tbsp water
• 1/2 cup chopped mint leaves
• 8 oz gin
• 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
• 24 oz ginger ale
• Ice
• Vanilla ice cream

Heat the blackberries, sugar and water in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Smash the berries while they heat, and cook until fairly thick, about 10 minutes.

Strain the blackberry mixture through a mesh sieve into a small bowl, pressing out as much juice as possible. Refrigerate juice for at least 10 minutes.

For each drink, fill a cocktail shaker with 2 tablespoons of the blackberry juice, 2 tablespoons mint leaves, 2 ounces gin, 1 tablespoon lime juice and a handful of ice. Shake 5 or 6 times, or until the drink is ice cold.

Strain into a tall glass, top with 6 ounces of ginger ale, and stir gently. Once all of the drinks are made, top each with a big scoop (or two!) of ice cream. Makes 4 floats.