Spiked Root Beer Float Recipe

Spiked Root Beer Float
Who wants to grow up when you can have a boozy Root Beer Float?. Jeff Shffer / Dawn Smith / StockFood Creative / Getty Images
  • 3 mins
  • Prep: 3 mins,
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 1 cocktail (1 serving)
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This is probably not the Root Beer Float you are thinking of, but it is a fantastic alternative. This is a cocktail that mimics the taste of the popular ice cream and root beer drink by the same name that is a favorite treat, especially for kids. In this drink, the ice cream is replaced with a mix of Galliano, vanilla liqueur, and cream and the whipped cream topping is just icing on the cake -- so to speak. I like to use the boutique root beers for either drink.

Another common adaptation of this recipe has vodka, Galliano, cream, and cola.

What You'll Need

How to Make It

  1. Fill a tall glass with ice and add the liqueurs and cream.
  2. Top with root beer.
  3. Garnish with a dollop of whipped cream and a cherry.