root-beer-floatWho doesn’t love an ice-cold root beer? That refreshing, sweet taste is a summer craving that can’t be ignored or left unfulfilled. But why settle for just a classic can of soda when you can spice it up to fit your needs? Specifically, your booze needs. This National Root Beer Float day, we’re putting a spin on things and spiking our soda a couple of different ways. Of course, there is always the traditional tipsy root beer float, but we think these recipes have the potential to make your day (or night) a little more interesting. Check it out:

Black & Brown: (1 serving)

  • Guinness Stout
  • root beer

Fill a glass half full with root beer and top off with Guinness.

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Bailey Float: (1 serving)

  • 1 oz. Bailey’s Irish Cream
  • 10 oz. root beer
  • ice

In a glass filled with ice, add baileys and root beer. Slowly stir together.

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Slacker’s Slammer: (1 serving)

  • 1 oz. Vodka
  • 1 oz. root beer schnapps
  • 1 glass root beer
  • 1 scoop ice cream (vanilla)

Pour vodka into a glass, then add 1 oz. of root beer schnapps. Top off with root beer and scoop of ice cream.

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Black Cow: (1 serving)

  • 2 scoops vanilla ice cream
  • 10 oz. root beer
  • 1 Tbsp. Chocolate syrup
  • whipped cream
  • Maraschino Cherry

In a large glass, pour root beer over ice cream and chocolate syrup. Garnish with whipped cream and a cherry.

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