Today I am taking you beyond the rootbeer float....back in time... to the old-fashioned soda and ice cream bar at the drugstore on the corner. Few of these gems still exist. We had one in a small city I lived in in the South a few years ago. But, when the owner died, so did the business, along with the beautiful curved bar with chrome details.
I didn't live in the era of the soda fountain. I'm too young. If you did, or if one still exists in your town, I'd love to hear about some of the drink combos and their names.
Having a float bar was fun summer activity for our family. Everyone was excited to try out their own concoctions. Below are a few that we especially enjoyed. Some of the names are borrowed from actual soda fountain drinks; others are our own invention. :)
This is extremely refreshing. One of those drinks that will always sound good.
Creamy. Fizzy. Yummy.
An old classic. Oldie but goody.
My dad introduced this one to me as a kid. It is also yummy with grape juice. Seriously yummy.
The name says it all.
This was a creative idea we concocted, and it was DELICIOUS.
Different than it's reverse, but just as tasty.
Chocolate ice cream in a float? Can it be so? Yes, it can.
My chocolate-loving daughter especially loved this one.
The possibilities are endless. So many sodas, so many ice creams and sherbets! Invite some friends, pull out the mason jars and straws, and it's a FLOAT BAR PARTY!
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