Mike’s Hard Floats {Recipe}

Sometimes you have a hard time committing to trying new flavors.  As I stand in front of the refrigerated beverages at my favorite liquor store, I pop a DumDum in my son’s mouth to keep him busy, as I waiver between all the luscious flavors of Mike’s Hard. Do I go with the standby, and classic Lemonade?  Do I branch out to a new flavor taking a total risk that it might not be as good as my standby flavor? Oooh, the decisions, I can’t handle it!!!  Then my son has finished his pop and he’s ready to move on, like jump out of the cart move on, and I have not yet decided.  So I panic and go with what I know.  You ever feel the same way?

Introducing the Mike’s Hard Winter Grab Bag.  The first mixed selection of new holiday flavors from Mike’s, in stores now.  And they’re quite scrumptious, I might add.  3 flavors in one 6 pack, all just for you and me – the indecisive crowd.  The bunch consists of Chocolate Cherry, Winter Blackberry ,and Cranberry Lemonade.  All three flavors will be wetting your whistle this winter season.

I was most intrigued with the Chocolate Cherry flavor.  Upon opening it up, it smelled a little different, but sucking that baby down tasted very similar to a Cherry Tootsie Pop.  I was in heaven and even featured them on the Mom TV show recently, watch me make them here.  Of course since I try add something to everything, I made it into a Chocolate Cherry Adult Float.  Start your standing ovation….NOW!

Mike’s Hard Chocolate Cherry Floats

makes 1 float

2 scoops Vanilla Ice Cream – I used Blue Bell Vanilla

1 Mikes Hard Chocolate Cherry

Spoon one scoop of ice cream in the bottom of a float glass.  Slowly pour Chocolate Cherry over the top, being careful not to let it foam too much.  When the glass is 2/3 full, plop another scoop on top.  Add your favorite glass straw for a more sophisticated float.

And PS, how cute are those glass eco-chic straws?  You’re saying, SOOOOO CUTE!  Read more about Glass Dharma straws here.

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  • December 7, 2012

    Lori Lavender Luz

    I am DEF gonna try that!

    (the grab bag and the float)

  • December 7, 2012

    Connie Weiss

    I’m going to try this! Root Beer Floats are one of my favorite things so this should be great.

  • December 11, 2012

    Connie Weiss

    I’ve decided I can’t make these until I find the perfect glass for it. Anyone else have a glassware problem? As in….you collect too many.

  • December 11, 2012


    Oh my. I’m going to get some ice cream and pick up a box of these today. Perfect for the end of the day while I’m racing around getting ready for Christmas!

  • December 11, 2012

    gretchen from lifenut

    Damn my cherry allergy, for real.

  • December 11, 2012

    Susan Wells

    I am definitely going to try this. So delicious!

  • December 11, 2012

    Cara Scott

    Putting this on the things I must try before the end of 2012!