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Boozy Root Beer Float

Cocktails & Beverages from Issue 1 – Summer 2012 – Float

The float has been a hit since its invention in the late 1800s, beloved for its combination of two longstanding childhood favorites: sodapop and ice cream. In our more classic riff, root beer is replaced by Root (an aromatic liqueur available at most specialty liquor stores), and in our seasonal version, rhubarb takes center stage.

serves 2 floats (pictured left)

  • ½ cup to ⅔ cup Root (an alcoholic root beer inspired liqueur)
  • cup spicy ginger ale or birch beer (like Boylan’s)
  • ginger or vanilla ice cream for scooping

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    Divide Root liqueur and ginger ale between two tall glasses. Top each with a generous scoop of ice cream.