Lazy Leprechaun Float Recipe: Lemon-Lime Irish Float for St. Patrick's Day by Elisa Schmitz

Lazy Leprechaun Float Recipe: Lemon-Lime Irish Float for St. Patrick's Day

Want a fun way to toast St. Patrick's Day? If you want to celebrate St. Patrick's Day without putting in all the effort to make Irish soda bread, apple cake or corned beef and cabbage, or if you're looking for a refreshing St. Paddy's Day mocktail, then this lazy leprechaun float is just the thing. It's festive and fun and, best of all, ready in less than five minutes.

This simple Irish float recipe has just two ingredients – lime sherbet and lemon-lime soda – but you can dress it up with shamrocks, paper straws and fun napkins. Your family will appreciate all that "effort" you put into making St. Patrick's Day extra special (don't worry, we won't tell).

This is not quite a smoothie recipe and you don't even need a blender. But this fun beverage makes an energizing snack or even a refreshing dessert (and you don't need to be Irish to enjoy it). This is a great activity to do with kids, too. Cheers!

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Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1


  • 2 scoops lime sherbet
  • 10 ounces lemon-lime soda, (more or less, to desired consistency)
  • mint for garnish, if desired

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Recipe Notes

  • If you prefer a smoother drink, stir to combine the ingredients. If you prefer more of a shake consistency, serve immediately.
  • I use paper straws because they’re better for the environment than plastic.
  • Have some fun dressing up your float with shamrocks, decorations and festive napkins.

Here's how to make it:

  1. Put the lime sherbet into a tall glass or small mason jar.
  2. Slowly fill the glass with lemon-lime soda. Be careful, because it will get fizzy and you don't want it to overflow. If you prefer a smooth drink, stir to combine. If you prefer more of a shake, serve as is.
  3. Garnish the glass with festive strawsdrink stirrers, shamrocks or even a sprig of mint for garnish, if desired.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 363

Total Fat: 2.1g

Saturated Fat: 1g

Cholesterol: 10mg

Sodium: 98mg

Total Carbohydrate: 85.1g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Total Sugars: 67.5g

Protein: 2.2g

Vitamin D: 0mcg

Calcium: 81mg

Iron: 2mg

Potassium: 3mg

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Donna John
Mmm! Sounds so refreshing! Growing up, my aunt made a punch using lime sherbet. So good!
Elisa Schmitz
I'm a fan of lime punch, too, Donna John . Lime is so refreshing (and this float is, too)!
We love these so much 😋

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