Jennifer BravoComment

Lambrusco Floats

Jennifer BravoComment
Lambrusco Floats

If summer had a “drink”…

…I would probably guess Rosé, or a crisp cold beer. But then, there’s this. A Lambrusco float. Holy cow. My root beer float loving inner-child just grew up. 2 ingredients of crisp, effervescent, sweet, tart, refreshment. Drink it as a dessert, or as a fun afternoon cocktail on your porch. This version is completely dairy-free, and that felt more natural to me with sparkling red wine. But, if you really want the true “float” experience, try a sherbet instead of a sorbet. You’ll get that frothy, milky effect that does get left out when using sorbet. Heck, while you’re playing around, try any tart fruit flavor. Have fun with this one, friends!!


Lambrusco Floats

Jennifer Bravo

Published 08/14/2019

Lambrusco Floats

Bubbly red wine makes this dairy-free float an adult favorite!


  • 1 pint raspberry sorbet (or sherbet if you prefer creamy, dairy)
  • 1 bottle Lambrusco
  • Fresh raspberries for garnish


  • In a wide mouth glass place two scoops of the raspberry sorbet. Pour lambrusco over top, stopping half way to keep the bubbles from overflowing. Garnish with raspberries and enjoy!

Yield: About 4

Prep Time: 00 hrs. 05 mins.

Total time: 5 mins.