Upward Float

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Created by Pamela Wiznitzer of New York City bar Seamstress, this float starts with a Negroni, then adds the nostalgia one ingredient at a time—starting with ice cream and vanilla soda, and ending with a garnish of sprinkles. The Negroni, it turns out, is the perfect base for an ice cream drink, melding botanically-driven gin, bitter-but-sweet Campari and herbal vermouth with vanilla ice cream’s warming baking spice notes. Plus, we can all agree that sprinkles make everything better—including cocktail hour.

Upward Float

Bitter, Sweet


  • .75 oz Campari
  • .75 oz Gin
  • 1 oz Cocchi Rosa
  • 3-4 oz vanilla soda
  • 1 Scoop vanilla ice cream
  • Orange peel and sprinkles


Step one

Add Campari, gin and Cocchi Rosa to a Collins glass and stir to combine.

Step two

Top with ice cream and vanilla soda.

Step three

Garnish with orange peel and sprinkles and serve with a straw.

Contributed by Pamela Wiznitzer