Serendipity3's First-Ever Boozy Float Has An Unexpected Twist

In the 1950s, three dancers created a setting that New York had never seen — a restaurant decorated with objects from city streets and gifts received from magazine editors. The result was a fantastical atmosphere that attracted the likes of Marilyn Monroe, Andy Warhol, and Jacqueline Kennedy (via Jetset Times). The goal, according to Serendipity3, has always been to make each guest feel "like a child again."

But it wasn't only funky decorations and famous celebrities that contributed to the establishment's fame. Serendipity3 has collected several Guinness World Records: most expensive dessert, most expensive hamburger, and most expensive and commercially available sandwich. Ice Cream Recipes shares that their record-smashing sundaes have been crowned with gold, caviar, and Venezuelan chocolate. One dessert was priced at $25,000, reported the New York Times. But the restaurant isn't reserved for the elite. 

To ensure their secret Frrrozen Hot Chocolate is accessible to all, Serendipity3 made a vegan alternative, per a press release, blending 14 cocoas into one decadent treat. The Serendipity3 recipe is so loved that couples have gotten married in bathtubs and swimming pools filled with it (per Forbes). Encouraged, Serendipity3 converted their top-selling desserts into ice creams sold at 7-Elevens nationwide, according to People

Leave it to Serendipity3's Creative Director, chef Joe Calderone to take things one step further — and just in time for Father's Day.

A sweet surprise for Father's Day

The ice cream float Serendipity3 is serving isn't the basic recipe you remember from childhood. The very first ice cream soda, as recorded by The Nibble, was a spoonful of vanilla ice cream added to soda water. According to a press release shared with Tasting Table, Serendipity3 is adding ice cream to booze for Father's Day weekend. But not just any booze, or even a super fancy one — the NYC restaurant known for gold crowned desserts is using Bud Light Seltzer in its new float, which could very well cause a buzz.

"We are excited to debut the restaurant's first boozy float, which incorporates Bud Light Seltzer, a brand that is all about bold flavor, and the iconic Birthday Cake flavor from our ice cream line," says Calderone. First, Cherry Cola-flavored Bud Light Seltzer Hard Soda is poured over two scoops of Serendipity's Birthday Cake ice cream. Then, the Spiked Cherry Cola Ice Cream Float is topped with more ice cream, whipped cream, and, of course, a cherry. The unique pairing is available to customers aged 21 years and older and will be served from June 16 until June 19 at the restaurant's 225 East 60th Street Manhattan location. Cheers!