What Does ‘Float’ Mean?

As in “floating” alcohol in a drink.

Floating means to pour gently on top of the drink. Floating refers to the fact that you want the liquor to “float” on top of the other ingredients. You also don’t stir a drink after adding a float.


  1. by Meyer Lemon Margarita | the wicked noodle, January 20th, 2012 at 7:44 am

    […] tequila, meyer lemon juice and cointreau. Pour into an ice filled glass rimmed with salt. “Float” with Grand Marnier, if desired. Garnish with slices of meyer lemon and […]