Red Wine Floats: summer special or sacrilege?

Wine has been around for millenia, ice cream since the 1600s and the soda float since 1874, so it was only a matter of time before someone put two and two together and created the Red Wine Float. Wine purists may shudder at the though but for those wanting to give this a go, here’s the recipe:


Chocolate sauce, for lining glasses
Raspberry ice cream
1/2 bottle red wine
Sparkling water

Line the insides of the glasses with chocolate sauce. Scoop in ice cream and pour red wine over the top. Top off with soda water and serve.