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St. Patty’s Floats

March means that everything’s gone green. No, we don’t mean that spring’s new growth makes the world come alive. We’re talking about St. Patrick’s Day, when everyone wears green, eats green, and drinks green. So throw on your most verdant shirt, affix the “Kiss Me, I’m Irish” button, and find out how to make these family-friendly St. Patty’s Floats. They might not be a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, but they’ll do for the little leprechauns in your family.


More about amounts in a moment.

  • lime sherbet
  • Sprite
  • pineapple juice
  • lemon lime drink mix
  • green garnishes


Depending on the size of your St. Patrick’s Day gathering, you’ll need to scale the ingredient amounts. These St. Patty’s Floats follow a simple formula:

  • 1 part pineapple juice
  • 2 parts lime sherbet
  • 4 parts Sprite
  • 1 pack lemon lime drink mix


Mix the pineapple juice and lemon lime drink mix in a large bowl (preferably a punch bowl, so that you can serve from that bowl and save a pouring step that could get quite messy) until the drink mix is dissolved.

Add the Sprite. Gently stir until all the liquids have blended. Don’t agitate it too much or you’ll cause the Sprite to fizz too soon.

Add a scoop or two of lime sherbet to your serving cups. You can always add any leftover sherbet directly to the punch bowl after serving the first round.

Using a ladle or other serving spoon, carefully pour the Sprite/juice mixture over the sherbet. If it bubbles up, allow it to subside, then add more to the top. Add green garnishes of your choice.

Green Garnishes

The St. Patty’s Floats will be green enough, to be sure, but that doesn’t mean you can’t go all in on the green garnishes. Can you have too much green on St. Patrick’s Day? Try these options to liven up the already lively floats.

  • cucumber slices or spears
  • kiwi wheels
  • lime wedges
  • honey dew melon spears
  • mint sprigs
  • green apple slices
  • green Twizzlers (if you can find them, you can use them as straws)