Rootbeer Float... The Drink

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CajunKing
Sirloin
2012/12/30 19:28:02
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.
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:Rootbeer Float... The Drink 2012/12/30 19:44:35
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.
mar52
Sirloin
Re:Rootbeer Float... The Drink 2012/12/31 01:34:57
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.
CCinNJ
Sirloin
Re:Rootbeer Float... The Drink 2012/12/31 08:30:57
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.
ann peeples
Sirloin
Re:Rootbeer Float... The Drink 2012/12/31 08:32:55
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.
MetroplexJim
Filet Mignon
Re:Rootbeer Float... The Drink 2012/12/31 12:29:42
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"!
FriedClamFanatic
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Rootbeer Float... The Drink 2012/12/31 14:58:40
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.
FriedClamFanatic
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Rootbeer Float... The Drink 2012/12/31 15:02:21
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.
CCinNJ
Sirloin
Re:Rootbeer Float... The Drink 2012/12/31 15:14:05
Pinnacle Brand makes both whipped cream & marshmallow flavors.

Smirnoff makes at least one of the flavors.
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:Rootbeer Float... The Drink 2012/12/31 15:32:00
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.
mar52
Sirloin
Re:Rootbeer Float... The Drink 2012/12/31 15:33:39
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.
kland01s
Filet Mignon
Re:Rootbeer Float... The Drink 2013/01/01 16:45:08
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.  
mar52
Sirloin
Re:Rootbeer Float... The Drink 2013/01/01 17:18:57
Back in the day, a Black Cow was when it had chocolate ice cream in place of the vanilla.
 
 
 
 
 
 
kland01s
Filet Mignon
Re:Rootbeer Float... The Drink 2013/01/01 17:23:30
Nope, not here. Traditional vanilla ice cream with root beer over it.
CCinNJ
Sirloin
Re:Rootbeer Float... The Drink 2013/01/01 17:27:04
I thought it was root beer ...vanilla ice cream & chocolate syrup.
Foodbme
Porterhouse
Re:Rootbeer Float... The Drink 2013/01/01 23:00:27
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

Foodbme
Porterhouse
Re:Rootbeer Float... The Drink 2013/01/01 23:02:54
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?????
Russ Jackson
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Rootbeer Float... The Drink 2013/01/02 06:45:29

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
 
post edited by Russ Jackson - 2013/01/02 06:49:36
CCinNJ
Sirloin
Re:Rootbeer Float... The Drink 2013/01/02 10:38:33
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.
post edited by CCinNJ - 2013/01/02 10:57:42
ScreamingChicken
Filet Mignon
Re:Rootbeer Float... The Drink 2013/01/02 11:26:06
I suggest not ordering any of the above drinks at Nick's Place.
CCinNJ
Sirloin
Re:Rootbeer Float... The Drink 2013/01/02 11:34:22
I want to talk to Mr. Potter...if I'm not served my Pink Squirrel.
CajunKing
Sirloin
Re:Rootbeer Float... The Drink 2013/01/02 21:48:47
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
CCinNJ
Sirloin
Re:Rootbeer Float... The Drink 2013/01/02 23:15:56
A little fine banana liqueur in a date shake should make typing done lightly for a few days.
Hepcat
Cheeseburger
Re:Rootbeer Float... The Drink 2013/01/03 15:07:30
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).
 
 


post edited by Hepcat - 2013/01/03 15:18:58
Hepcat
Cheeseburger
Re:Rootbeer Float... The Drink 2013/01/03 15:10:11
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!
 


Hepcat
Cheeseburger
Re:Rootbeer Float... The Drink 2013/01/03 15:14:13
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!
 

 

CCinNJ
Sirloin
Re:Rootbeer Float... The Drink 2013/01/03 15:32:34
Impossible to find Vernor's here (a good excuse) and I LOVE Canton.
Hepcat
Cheeseburger
Re:Rootbeer Float... The Drink 2013/01/21 15:42:39
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.
 

love2bake
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Rootbeer Float... The Drink 2013/01/21 23:56:25
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!
ScreamingChicken
Filet Mignon
Re:Rootbeer Float... The Drink 2013/01/22 08:38:20
How about making a float with root beer for grownups?
 
http://blog.sprecherbrewery.com/
post edited by ScreamingChicken - 2013/01/22 10:46:02
CCinNJ
Sirloin
Re:Rootbeer Float... The Drink 2013/01/22 09:52:28
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.
Russ Jackson
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Rootbeer Float... The Drink 2013/01/22 12:25:36
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
Hepcat
Cheeseburger
Re:Rootbeer Float... The Drink 2013/01/22 15:02:15
ScreamingChicken

How about making a float with root beer for grownups?

So who's grownup?
 

CCinNJ
Sirloin
Re:Rootbeer Float... The Drink 2013/01/25 17:24:50
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!
Hepcat
Cheeseburger
Re:Rootbeer Float... The Drink 2013/01/25 18:16:23
Hmmmmm, with GuS you say? Could be worth a try if I get out New York way.
 

love2bake
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Rootbeer Float... The Drink 2013/01/26 11:11:44
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!!!
CCinNJ
Sirloin
Re:Rootbeer Float... The Drink 2013/01/26 12:33:43
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!