Alcoholic Root Beer Float Recipe: A Classic with a Boozy Twist
Root beer floats are a classic American dessert, typically made with vanilla ice cream and root beer soda. But have you ever considered adding a bit of alcohol to this delicious treat? The Alcoholic Root Beer Float is a perfect adult twist on a childhood favorite. Here is a simple recipe to try:
— Ingredients Needed :
▢4 ounces vanilla ice cream (¼ pint)
▢8 ounces root beer IBC recommended (¾ bottle)
▢1½ ounces vanilla vodka Smirnoff recommended (1 shot)
— How to make it :
Place 2-3 scoops of vanilla ice cream into a tall glass.
4 ounces vanilla ice cream
Fill halfway up with root beer.
8 ounces root beer
Pour 1 shot of vanilla vodka, and then top with root beer to fill to the top of the glass.
1½ ounces vanilla vodka
— Becky’s Tips:
- Choose a high-quality root beer for the best flavor. Avoid using diet or low-calorie versions as they may not provide the same level of sweetness.
- Use a sturdy glass that can handle the weight of the ice cream and the carbonation of the root beer.
- For a stronger alcoholic flavor, add an extra shot of spirit to the recipe.
- Experiment with different spirits to find your favorite combination. Some popular choices include vodka, rum, and whiskey.
- If you want to get fancy, try garnishing your Alcoholic Root Beer Float with whipped cream, sprinkles, or a cherry on top.
- This recipe serves one. To make multiple servings, simply multiply the ingredients by the number of people you want to serve.
- If you’re not a fan of vanilla ice cream, you can substitute it with your favorite flavor.
- For a non-alcoholic version, simply omit the shot of spirit from the recipe.
In conclusion, the Alcoholic Root Beer Float is a fun and unique twist on a classic dessert. With just a few simple ingredients and Becky’s tips and notes, you can easily make this refreshing drink at home. So why not give it a try and see for yourself why this delicious treat is a favorite among adults? Cheers!
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