Happy Veterans Day!!! Federal Holiday and nobody seems to be working here in DC. So it is a good thing that it happened to fall on a Wednesday. Yep, Cocktail Wednesday. The other day I went to the store and they had real Root Beer on sale. Not that caramel colored stuff that we know and love. Real brewed root beer. So I picked some up. After tasting it I went through my bar and found that Bourbon worked magically with it. Then one thing led to another and I ended up grabbing some vanilla ice cream and the Root Bourbon Float was born.
The root beer reacts with the ice cream and creates a delicious foam.
Root Bourbon Float
- 8-12 oz, Root Beer – Any works, but natural root beer has a flavor that the big boys can’t compete with.
- 2 oz Bourbon
- 1/2 – 1 cup vanilla ice cream
Simple but tasty recipe. Fill a large glass with ice cream. I like vanilla ice cream with the vanilla beans in it. Personal choice but any vanilla will do.
Next add 2-4 ounces of bourbon. Depends if you have the day off or not.
Finally top off with your favorite root beer.
Sip back and cheers your favorite veteran. I would like to take this opportunity to cheers all of the veterans out there that are currently and/or have served to protect this country. Thank you and Cheers!!!