Who Says Kids Get All The Good Stuff?
Root beer floats are a childhood favorite, but this Whiskey Root Beer Float will get your inner child turnt.
I love root beer floats. I also love whiskey. I’m a big kid at heart, so when I have the opportunity to turn a childhood favorite into a cocktail indulgence – I’m going to make it happen. Much like tea, whiskey and root beer were meant for each other.
Sometimes known as a Lynchburg Beer, the combination of Jack Daniel’s and root beer is actually quite delicious. Sometimes mixing Jack with sodas, like Coke or Sprite, can make it incredibly sweet, which will lead to one wicked hangover.
But root beer stands apart from other sodas because it has a unique spice palate that pairs well with whiskey, like Jack Daniel’s.
If you’d like to try Jack and root beer before making these root beer floats, fill a rocks glass partway with ice. Pour in 2 ounces Jack and top with 4 ounces root beer. Stir together and take a sip. If the whiskey is a little overpowering for you, add more root beer to taste.
I could have cut corners and just used Not Your Father’s Root Beer and ice cream, but it just didn’t do enough for me [Believe me I tried it]. My uncle introduced me to Stewart’s Root Beer, and it was love at first sip. It made the perfect partner for Jack Daniel’s Whiskey in this adult root beer creation.
For this recipe, I used Turkey Hill’s French Vanilla, but by no means does that mean not to go with another vanilla if you like it. You could make this Whiskey Root Beer Float recipe with your choice of Vanilla, Chocolate, or even Coffee ice cream and you will melt into bliss. Add some whipped cream and chocolate sauce and you have a party.
Whiskey Root Beer Floats
Yields: 2 Servings
Ingredients You’ll Need:
- 3 Ounces Jack Daniel’s Whiskey
- 2 12 Ounce Bottles Stewart’s Root Beer
- 2-3 Scoops French Vanilla Ice Cream
- Whipped Cream [Optional]
- Hot Fudge or Chocolate Sauce [Optional – Highly Recommended]
Glassware and Items You’ll Need:
- Beer Mug
- Ice Cream Scooper
- Long Spoon
Whiskey Root Beer Floats: Chill a beer glasses in the freezer for 10 to 15 minutes.
Remove glasses from freezer and add one scoop of ice cream to the bottom of each glass. Pour chilled Stewart’s Root Beer and whiskey over the ice cream. Stir together. Add one to two more scoops of ice cream to mixture. Top with whipped topping, hot fudge or chocolate sauce. Got nuts add sprinkles! Enjoy!
1 serving approximately contains: Calories (kcal) 330 Fat (g) 4 Saturated Fat (g) 2 Potassium (mg) 0 Carbohydrates (g) 70 Dietary Fiber (g) 0 Total Sugars (g) 66 Protein (g) 4 Sodium (mg) 120