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Rootbeer Float... The Drink - Sun, 12/30/12 7:28 PM
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My cousin introduced this idea during the Christmas Break.
 
She pours Whipped Cream Vodka over ice and then adds some rootbeer of her choice.
She says it tastes just like a rootbeer float.

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Re:Rootbeer Float... The Drink - Sun, 12/30/12 7:44 PM
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I had my first-ever root beer float in a drug store in Willits, California back around 1956. Come to think of it, I had my last root beer float then, too.

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Re:Rootbeer Float... The Drink - Mon, 12/31/12 1:34 AM
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I had two root beer floats... the drink, when I was in college.
 
It consisted of a shot of vodka, a shot of Kahlua a shot of Galliano,  2 scoops of vanilla ice cream and whatever room was left in the mug was topped with Coca Cola.
 
I got up from the stool to leave and knocked down 2 bar stools.  When I turned to see what the racket was I knocked down the coat tree.
 
Haven't had one since.

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Re:Rootbeer Float... The Drink - Mon, 12/31/12 8:30 AM
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My Sister is really not much of a drinker. She does love an occasional sugary concoction..

After Sandy...she was without power for over two weeks. I never saw so many extension cords.

She finally had it and that was it! She was going to go get the Marshmallow Vodka!!!

I tried not to laugh. It didn't work...so I made her laugh.

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Re:Rootbeer Float... The Drink - Mon, 12/31/12 8:32 AM
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I have never had flavored vodka in my life-and if I choose to imbibe again, it will NOT be anything of the sort, much less mixed with sugary stuff.

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Re:Rootbeer Float... The Drink - Mon, 12/31/12 12:29 PM
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mar52


I had two root beer floats... the drink, when I was in college.

It consisted of a shot of vodka, a shot of Kahlua a shot of Galliano,  2 scoops of vanilla ice cream and whatever room was left in the mug was topped with Coca Cola.

I got up from the stool to leave and knocked down 2 bar stools.  When I turned to see what the racket was I knocked down the coat tree.

Haven't had one since.


Very wise! 
Drinks containing alcohol which do not taste of alcohol are truly dangerous.
Pretty much every teen learns that "the hard way"!

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Re:Rootbeer Float... The Drink - Mon, 12/31/12 2:58 PM
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LOL.when I was cooking for my 87 year old lady who was legally blind with macular degeneration, hard of hearing and suffering from short-term memory loss, Rootbeer Floats ( the real ones) were often a treat on a hot day for lunch.  Most of the rest of the time it was white wine.

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Re:Rootbeer Float... The Drink - Mon, 12/31/12 3:02 PM
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BTW,,,,,,,,,,,what is whipped cream Vodka?.a brand? I seldom search out or look at "flavored" spirits other than things like Grand Marnier.
 
And Mar....you are far from the first to get caught by sweet drinks! Some sand dune on Cape Cod has the second round of one night of too many Rum & Cokes when I was in college.

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Re:Rootbeer Float... The Drink - Mon, 12/31/12 3:14 PM
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Pinnacle Brand makes both whipped cream & marshmallow flavors.

Smirnoff makes at least one of the flavors.

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Re:Rootbeer Float... The Drink - Mon, 12/31/12 3:32 PM
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I just remembered that the root beer float I had in Willits, California was called a Black Cow. I think that if they'd listed it as a root beer float I wouldn't have tried it. But that's what it was.

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Re:Rootbeer Float... The Drink - Mon, 12/31/12 3:33 PM
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The only sweet drinks I now like are a margarita, a mojito or a lemon drop.
 
Those root beer floats are killer.
 
There are several flavored vodkas now available.  Citron Vodka for lemon drops and pepper vodka for Bloody Marys for instance.

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Re:Rootbeer Float... The Drink - Tue, 01/1/13 4:45 PM
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Around here, the far semi rural fringe of Chicago, in the 1960's, we called this drink (without alcohol) a black cow. That't what I have always know a root beer float to be. In the mid 1980's I was on a camping/rafting trip to Tennessee and we stopped at a local non chain ice cream stand and I asked to have a black cow. The teenaged worker stared at me for a while and finally said "you want to buy a cow?" We figured it out eventually.
 
As far as flavored booze goes, we have a pretty huge liqour store nearby and I was on my way to buy my plain old regular scotch and passed all kinds of crazy flavored rums and vodkas on the shelves. Most of them are way too sweet for me to consider. I will, now and then, drink vodka with lemon juice but I'm controlling the amount of lemon.  

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Re:Rootbeer Float... The Drink - Tue, 01/1/13 5:18 PM
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Back in the day, a Black Cow was when it had chocolate ice cream in place of the vanilla.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Re:Rootbeer Float... The Drink - Tue, 01/1/13 5:23 PM
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Nope, not here. Traditional vanilla ice cream with root beer over it.

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Re:Rootbeer Float... The Drink - Tue, 01/1/13 5:27 PM
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I thought it was root beer ...vanilla ice cream & chocolate syrup.

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Re:Rootbeer Float... The Drink - Tue, 01/1/13 11:00 PM
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According to Drinksmixer.com, A Black Cow is:

2 scoops vanilla ice cream
10 oz root beer
1 tbsp chocolate syrup
1 1/2 oz whipped cream
maraschino cherries

Pour root beer over ice cream and chocolate syrup in a large tumbler glass. Garnish with whipped cream and a maraschino cherry. Serve with a straw and a long spoon.
Read more: Black Cow recipe http://www.drinksmixer.com/drink1279.html#ixzz2GmryevGk


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Re:Rootbeer Float... The Drink - Tue, 01/1/13 11:02 PM
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CajunKing

My cousin introduced this idea during the Christmas Break.
She pours Whipped Cream Vodka over ice and then adds some rootbeer of her choice.
She says it tastes just like a rootbeer float.

Seeing your name reminds me-----
Are you doing your Polar Bear Gig this year?????

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Re:Rootbeer Float... The Drink - Wed, 01/2/13 6:45 AM
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Irish Root Beer

Jameson Irish Whiskey, Baileys Irish Cream, Butterscotch Schnapps and Root Beer. 
http://www.bjsbrewhouse.com/
I am not much for specialty drinks but I had one of these at BJ"s Brewhouse and it was great....Russ
 
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Re:Rootbeer Float... The Drink - Wed, 01/2/13 10:38 AM
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A Boston Cooler is Vernors ginger ale + vanilla ice cream.

When Vernor's is not available a less potent ginger ale can be accentuated with Canton ginger liqueur....for a Boston Canton Cooler

I've seen the addition of vanilla vodka <<<shudder>>> but never Canton. It would be a winner.
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Re:Rootbeer Float... The Drink - Wed, 01/2/13 11:26 AM
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I suggest not ordering any of the above drinks at Nick's Place.

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Re:Rootbeer Float... The Drink - Wed, 01/2/13 11:34 AM
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I want to talk to Mr. Potter...if I'm not served my Pink Squirrel.

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Re:Rootbeer Float... The Drink - Wed, 01/2/13 9:48 PM
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Foodbme


CajunKing

My cousin introduced this idea during the Christmas Break.
She pours Whipped Cream Vodka over ice and then adds some rootbeer of her choice.
She says it tastes just like a rootbeer float.

Seeing your name reminds me-----
Are you doing your Polar Bear Gig this year?????

It is coming up on Jan 28th.
Hopefully this year the air temp is not -8F

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Re:Rootbeer Float... The Drink - Wed, 01/2/13 11:15 PM
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A little fine banana liqueur in a date shake should make typing done lightly for a few days.

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Re:Rootbeer Float... The Drink - Thu, 01/3/13 3:07 PM
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CajunKing


My cousin introduced this idea during the Christmas Break.

She pours Whipped Cream Vodka over ice and then adds some rootbeer of her choice.
She says it tastes just like a rootbeer float.

Vodka? I can't see how any kind of vodka is needed in or would improve a good old-fashioned rootbeer float (rootbeer and vanilla ice cream).
 
 


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Re:Rootbeer Float... The Drink - Thu, 01/3/13 3:10 PM
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Foodbme


According to Drinksmixer.com, A Black Cow is:

2 scoops vanilla ice cream
10 oz root beer
1 tbsp chocolate syrup
1 1/2 oz whipped cream
maraschino cherries

Pour root beer over ice cream and chocolate syrup in a large tumbler glass. Garnish with whipped cream and a maraschino cherry. Serve with a straw and a long spoon.
Read more: Black Cow recipe http://www.drinksmixer.com/drink1279.html#ixzz2GmryevGk

 
Now you're talking my language!
 



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Re:Rootbeer Float... The Drink - Thu, 01/3/13 3:14 PM
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CCinNJ


A Boston Cooler is Vernors ginger ale + vanilla ice cream.

When Vernor's is not available a less potent ginger ale can be accentuated with Canton ginger liqueur....for a Boston Canton Cooler

I've seen the addition of vanilla vodka <<<shudder>>> but never Canton. It would be a winner.


I'd stick with the top recipe. I love Vernors and I may make myself a Boston Cooler tonight!
 

 


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Re:Rootbeer Float... The Drink - Thu, 01/3/13 3:32 PM
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Impossible to find Vernor's here (a good excuse) and I LOVE Canton.

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Re:Rootbeer Float... The Drink - Mon, 01/21/13 3:42 PM
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CCinNJ


A Boston Cooler is Vernors ginger ale + vanilla ice cream.

I mixed up one of those for myself last week! It was great! Very refreshing. I'll do it again.
 


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Re:Rootbeer Float... The Drink - Mon, 01/21/13 11:56 PM
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Wow--I apparently lead a very sheltered life!  Had no idea a whipped cream vodka or marshmallow vodka even existed.  Now I want to try that "root beer float" and hopefully something made with the marshmallow one, too.  Mmmmmm....  Thank for posting, everyone!

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Re:Rootbeer Float... The Drink - Tue, 01/22/13 8:38 AM
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How about making a float with root beer for grownups?
 
http://blog.sprecherbrewery.com/
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Re:Rootbeer Float... The Drink - Tue, 01/22/13 9:52 AM
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I'm in the mood for a Boston Cooler...but it's very cold and I'm freezing.

If you don't want to buy marshmallow vodka...both Monin & Torani make a toasted marshmallow syrup...to handle the task.

Toasted marshmallow milkshakes are very popular...but vodka would be a nightmare because they include either sour cream or yogurt.

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Re:Rootbeer Float... The Drink - Tue, 01/22/13 12:25 PM
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Hepcat


CCinNJ


A Boston Cooler is Vernors ginger ale + vanilla ice cream.

When Vernor's is not available a less potent ginger ale can be accentuated with Canton ginger liqueur....for a Boston Canton Cooler

I've seen the addition of vanilla vodka <<<shudder>>> but never Canton. It would be a winner.


I'd stick with the top recipe. I love Vernors and I may make myself a Boston Cooler tonight!





 
Put the Vernors in first and it will not foam up nearly as much as when added after the Ice Cream and wont go as flat...Russ

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Re:Rootbeer Float... The Drink - Tue, 01/22/13 3:02 PM
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ScreamingChicken


How about making a float with root beer for grownups?

So who's grownup?
 


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Re:Rootbeer Float... The Drink - Fri, 01/25/13 5:24 PM
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I have to make a NYCooler with grown-up soda (GuS) extra-dry ginger ale & a bonus Meyer Lemon something-or-other with ice cream.

http://drinkgus.com/index.html


Vernor's is very difficult to find here...and it's snowing.

I'm sorry! I'm sorry!

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Re:Rootbeer Float... The Drink - Fri, 01/25/13 6:16 PM
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Hmmmmm, with GuS you say? Could be worth a try if I get out New York way.
 


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Re:Rootbeer Float... The Drink - Sat, 01/26/13 11:11 AM
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CCinNJ


I have to make a NYCooler with grown-up soda (GuS) extra-dry ginger ale & a bonus Meyer Lemon something-or-other with ice cream.

http://drinkgus.com/index.html


Vernor's is very difficult to find here...and it's snowing.

I'm sorry! I'm sorry!

Never heard of this, but will definitely try it now--it's in my favorite local market out here. :)  Enjoy your snow!!!

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Re:Rootbeer Float... The Drink - Sat, 01/26/13 12:33 PM
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GuS is very refreshing soda (to drink) and the subtle sweetness works well with ice cream.

Only a dusting of snow. It will be 55 in a few days!