Boozy Root Beer Float | How to be Awesome on $20 a Day

Boozy Root Beer Float

Alcoholic Drinks

This Boozy Root Beer Float takes a classic American treat and adds something a little extra. Spike your float with spiced rum and vanilla vodka for a dessert cocktail mash up.

Boozy Root Beer Float | How to be Awesome on $20 a Day

I’m a root beer fan. My husband thinks I’m insane. He says it tastes like cough syrup. Apparently, they don’t have root beer in England.

To me, it tastes like childhood. My mom worked for A&W when we were little. That means we got to eat a ton of root beer floats and greasy cheeseburgers. It was pure happiness.

In high school, I went through a serious Henry Weinhard’s phase. Their root beer is smooth with a hint of honey and vanilla. It’s the best there is. I probably thought I was terribly clever walking around school with a bottle that looked like actual beer. I was not cool in high school. 

Boozy Root Beer Float | How to be Awesome on $20 a Day

Today I’ll still drink root beer whenever I get the chance. I especially like it with spiced rum. Much better than coke. I figure if one kind of booze is good, two is probably better. And while we’re at it, why don’t we go ahead and throw some ice cream in there. Now we have a party.

Boozy Root Beer Float | How to be Awesome on $20 a Day

Bring the best of your childhood into your grown up world. Make a Boozy Root Beer Float. It’s gonna be fun.


Boozy Root Beer Float

Boozy Root Beer Float | How to be Awesome on $20 a Day

A favorite childhood sweet treat is all grown up with this Boozy Root Beer Float.

  • Author: Renee Rendall
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Total Time: 5
  • Yield: 1 drink 1x
  • Category: Drinks
  • Method: Mixed
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian


  • 3 scoops vanilla ice cream
  • 1 ounce vanilla vodka
  • 1 ounce spiced rum
  • 1 bottle root beer


  1. Scoop your ice cream into a tall pint glass.
  2. Add your booze, then pour in the root beer to fill the glass. I like to add more root beer as I go. Stir gently.


  • This drink is pretty strong. You can cut back on the booze if you like. I just keep adding more root beer.

Keywords: Root Beer, Ice Cream

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