Key Lime Float



Every kid needs a fun St Patrick’s day drink. This bubbly drink is perfect to make the kiddos feel extra special and excited about the holiday. I tell my little one fun little stories about drinking this “lucky leprechaun elixir” or key lime float which will help them see evidence of the leprechauns. I then place little green footprints on bathroom counters, and pots of gold under the bed. They get such a hoot out of it and I love that.


Is Key Lime Different Than Regular Lime?

Key limes are smaller than regular limes and have thin, leathery skin.

Key limes have a bolder aroma and a very unique flavor.


Can You Substitute Regular Lime For Key Lime?

Key limes are a bit more acidic than regular limes.

Key limes are juicier and have more seeds than regular limes.

Although there is a difference in aroma and flavor, you can substitute regular lime for key lime.


Does Lime Help Quench Thirst?

Lime juice does help quench thirst and in addition lime juice gives you many health benefits.


Key Lime Float

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Key Lime Float

Prep Time2 mins
Total Time2 mins
Course: Thirst Quenching Drink Recipes Non Alcoholic
Keyword: drink, sherbet, sprite, st patrick's day
Servings: 6 -8 glasses
Calories: 188kcal
Author: Sweet Basil


  • 1 12 oz Sprite
  • 4 Cups Lime Sherbet
  • 4 Cups Frozen Limeade already prepared.


  • Place the limeaide and sherbet in a blender and pulse slightly to mix the drink.
  • Pour into cups about 1/2- 3/4 the way full and top with sprite.
  • Enjoy!


Let the sherbet soften on the counter for a few minutes before blending


Serving: 1g | Calories: 188kcal | Carbohydrates: 43.9g | Protein: 0.8g | Cholesterol: 0.7mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 38.2g
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Carrian Cheney

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One comment on “Key Lime Float”

  1. Awesome drink named lucky-leprechaun-elixir. This recipe will be pinned in my recipe book. First I would like to taste the drink. I personally loved the name of the drink. I have a quick question to you? Pale green color does not make kids attract. So may I add some colors to it to cherish the drink. It will be very nice definitely I guess. Please kindly reply for my question.