Root Beer Floats for Grown Ups

Still looking for a good vanilla ice cream

Still looking for a good vanilla ice cream

We can’t think of a more American drink than the root beer float. (That probably means the French invented it.)

Happy Fourth of July to all you state siders.

Root Beer Floats for Grown Ups

  • 3-4 ounces root beer schnapps
  • 1 ounce simple syrup
  • 3 ounces soda water
  • vanilla ice cream

Divide desired amount of ice cream between two mugs. Mix schnapps, simple syrup and soda water. Pour over ice cream. Serve immediately.

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This blog attempts to collect some of the things I try to create with food and booze. Sometimes I succeed and sometimes I fail. My hope is to entertain and maybe help people think a little harder about what they decide to eat and drink.
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9 Responses to Root Beer Floats for Grown Ups

  1. I saw root beer schnaaps behind the bar at a restaurant the other day…right next to a stoli s’more…
    What the hell is wrong with people? 😉
    Happy 4th, you two!

  2. Eva Taylor says:

    Happy Fourth of July to you too! You definitely know how to get the party started! Cheers!

  3. Lauren says:

    I just would’ve added a shot of vanilla vodka to a regular root beer float and called it a day… but this sounds yummy too. There’s a local place here that makes stout floats… mmm.
    Happy 4th!

  4. nrhatch says:

    Yum! We had root beer floats a few days ago.

  5. Happy 4th to you! Just need to grab a couple of straws and I am good to go. Now that is what I call a traditional good ole US root beer float.

  6. This is such a great idea…although I do not ever drink Schnapps…I do think this is the best possible use for it. Yum!

  7. ChgoJohn says:

    These could put A&W out of business.

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