Root Beer Float Cocktail Recipe

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Root Beer Float Cocktail Recipe

The recipe starts with vanilla vodka in combination with Galliano, a gold-colored herbal liqueur that specializes in the flavors of vanilla and anise. In place of vanilla ice cream, cream is used then root beer is finished off with the recipe.

If you’re in the mood for a spiked root beer float, this is an excellent and easy recipe. It doesn’t even require any ice cream (though you can use ice cream in its place) and it’s absolutely wonderful.


  • It doesn’t have to be Galliano as you can substitute another dark liqueur or vanilla schnapps to make it just as good. Alternatively, a double shot of vanilla vodka would do.
  • Pour the liquors then add a scoop of vanilla ice cream, gradually pour the root beer over the ice cream.
  • You can find some fantastic options of root beer that you can use for cocktails that are better than those made by the big soda manufacturers. The following bands are all excellent choices: Boylan, Bundaberg, Dang!, and Triple XXX.

Cocktail strength (from 1 to 10 scale)

The strength of Root Beer Float Cocktail Recipe is 2 out of 10.



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Nutrition (calories per serving)

The estimated calories of Root Beer Float Cocktail Recipe is 483 calories per serving.

Preparation time (minutes)

The time it takes to create Root Beer Float Cocktail Recipe is 3 minutes.


  • tall glass

Ingredients (ML/OZ)

  • 1 oz Galliano L'Autentico Liqueur
  • 3 to 5 oz root beer (to taste)
  • 1 oz vanilla vodka
  • 1 oz cream
  • whipped cream (for garnish)
  • maraschino cherry (for garnish)

Steps to Make It

  • Pour the vodka, Galliano, and cream in a tall glass filled with ice.
  • Top it off with root beer.
  • Use a dollop of whipped cream and a cherry to garnish.
  • Serve and enjoy.

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