Root Beer Float
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Root Beer Float
Cocktail recipe

Rating

3.99 / 5
The Root Beer Float cocktail is a sweet and indulgent drink that takes inspiration from the classic root beer float dessert. This cocktail creatively combines Bailey's Irish Cream and coffee ... more The Root Beer Float cocktail is a sweet and indulgent drink that takes inspiration from the classic root beer float dessert. This cocktail creatively combines Bailey's Irish Cream and coffee liqueur, which meld together to form a rich, creamy base with a hint of coffee flavor. Typically served in a pint glass and poured over root beer, this cocktail offers a unique twist on a nostalgic treat, with the aromatic fizz of root beer reminiscent of old-fashioned soda fountains. The Root Beer Float cocktail is a playful beverage choice that appeals to those who appreciate the comfort of familiar flavors with an adult beverage spin.
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Bailey's
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19% | 0.86 units *

Pint glass

Ingredients

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Cocktail Colin says:

4/5

The Root Beer Float cocktail is a nostalgically sweet ride, combining Bailey's creamy texture with the boldness of coffee liqueur, all softened by the effervescence of root beer for a playful twist on a beloved dessert.

Method
How to make a Root Beer Float

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
In a tall frozen beer mug, add a shot of Kahlúa and half a shot of Baileys Irish cream
Fill the rest of the mug with root beer and serve
~ This drink is best served as cold as possible. ~


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FAQ's

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the ideal glass to serve a Root Beer Float cocktail in?

The ideal glass to serve a Root Beer Float cocktail in is a pint glass, which allows for a good mix of the ingredients and enhances the drink's aroma and flavor.

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

What are the primary flavors in a Root Beer Float cocktail?

The primary flavors in a Root Beer Float cocktail come from Bailey's, which adds a creamy, slightly chocolatey taste, and the coffee liqueur, which contributes a deep, rich coffee flavor.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of a Root Beer Float compare to a typical beer or wine?

The alcohol content of a Root Beer Float cocktail is approximately 19%, which is higher than most beers (ranging from 4% to 6%) and many wines (around 12% to 15%). This makes it a stronger drink option.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

Can I add any other ingredients to a Root Beer Float to customize it?

Yes, you can customize a Root Beer Float by adding a scoop of vanilla ice cream to enhance the 'float' aspect, or incorporate spices like cinnamon or nutmeg for added flavor complexity.

NON_ALCOHOLIC_VARIATIONS

Is there a non-alcoholic version of the Root Beer Float cocktail and how can it be made?

A non-alcoholic version of the Root Beer Float can be made by substituting the Bailey's and coffee liqueur with non-alcoholic cream soda and a splash of coffee extract. Add these to a pint glass and top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for an alcohol-free treat.

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