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Root Beer Float


Root Beer Float

Root Beer Float (with ice cream)

Photo Credit: © Shannon Graham
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.

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Total Time: 3 minutes

Yield: 1 Cocktail



  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.

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