As a bartender, I’m always on the lookout for new and exciting ways to serve up drinks that will leave my customers feeling satisfied and refreshed.
And when it comes to mixing up cocktails, there’s nothing quite like the rich, creamy flavor of root beer to add a touch of sweetness and depth to any recipe.
Root beer has a long and storied history, dating back to the 19th century when it was first brewed as a medicinal tonic.
Today, it’s a beloved soft drink that’s enjoyed around the world, and it’s become a popular ingredient in many cocktail recipes.
Whether you prefer your drinks light and refreshing or bold and complex, there’s a root beer cocktail out there that’s sure to satisfy your taste buds.
From classic recipes that have been passed down through generations to modern twists on old favorites, there’s no shortage of delicious drinks to choose from.
So if you’re looking to mix up something new and exciting at your next party or gathering, why not give one of these amazing root beer cocktail recipes a try?
With their rich, creamy flavors and unique blends of ingredients, they’re sure to be a hit with your guests and leave them coming back for more.
1. Rum and Root Beer Cocktail
The Rum and Root Beer Cocktail is a must-try for any root beer lover. With only three key ingredients, this cocktail is easy to make and perfect for impressing your friends and family. The deep earthy flavor of root beer pairs perfectly with rum or bourbon, making this cocktail a unique twist on an old classic.
For those who don’t drink alcohol, the recipe can easily be adapted by substituting some of the booze for more root beer or carbonated water. The addition of homemade vanilla syrup adds an extra touch of sweetness and sophistication to this delicious concoction. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or just want to enjoy a night in with friends, the Rum and Root Beer Cocktail is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.
2. Root Beer White Russians
If you’re a fan of the classic white russian cocktail, then you’ll definitely want to try out the root beer white russian. This twist on the classic recipe adds a nostalgic touch with the addition of root beer, which perfectly complements the coffee flavor of the Kahlua.
The cream ties everything together, resulting in a creamy and sweet cocktail that’s sure to satisfy your cravings. Even if you’re not a regular soda drinker, the taste of root beer will transport you back to childhood memories of root beer floats. Trust us, this cocktail is worth a try!
3. RumChata Root Beer Float
The RumChata Root Beer Float is a refreshing and creamy cocktail that is perfect for warm summer evenings. Made with only two ingredients, RumChata and root beer, this cocktail is easy to make and even easier to drink. RumChata is a delicious blend of vanilla, cinnamon, rum, and cream that adds a unique flavor to the classic root beer float.
The fizzy and flavorful combination is sure to please any crowd, and the froth on top adds a fun touch to the drink. If you’re looking for a simple and tasty cocktail to serve at your next gathering, the RumChata Root Beer Float is definitely worth a try.
4. Root Beer Float Cocktail
The Root Beer Float Cocktail is a perfect blend of childhood nostalgia and adult indulgence. This boozy dessert is made with Rum Chata, Smirnoff whipped cream vodka, vanilla syrup, and root beer. The layers of the drink are visually appealing and the flavors are perfectly balanced.
The root beer adds a refreshing twist to the creamy and sweet taste of the vanilla syrup and whipped cream vodka. This cocktail is perfect for a summer BBQ or a cozy night in. If you’re looking for a unique and delicious cocktail, the Root Beer Float Cocktail is definitely worth trying.
5. Adult Root Beer Floats
If you’re looking for a unique and delicious cocktail to try, look no further than the Adult Root Beer Float. This cocktail combines the classic flavors of root beer and vanilla ice cream with a twist – Not Your Father’s Root Beer, a micro brewed beer that packs a punch.
The addition of vodka sweetened with vanilla takes this cocktail to the next level, making it a decadent treat for anyone who loves beer and root beer. Whether you’re looking to reminisce about childhood memories or simply want to try something new, the Adult Root Beer Float is a must-try cocktail. So grab a glass and get ready for a sweet and boozy trip down memory lane.
6. Creamy Root Beer Rum Cocktail
The Creamy Root Beer Rum Cocktail is a delicious and easy-to-make cocktail that tastes like an adult version of a Root Beer Float. Made with only three ingredients, this cocktail is perfect for those who love simplicity but still want a unique and tasty drink.
The creamy texture and the subtle taste of rum make this cocktail a perfect choice for any occasion. It can even be made non-alcoholic by using rum extract. If you are a fan of root beer, this cocktail is definitely worth trying. It’s a fun and unique drink that will leave you wanting more.
7. Vodka Root Beer Float
The Vodka Root Beer Float is a fun and delicious twist on the classic root beer float. This cocktail is perfect for adults who want to enjoy a nostalgic treat with a little kick.
Made with vanilla vodka, root beer, and a scoop of ice cream, this cocktail is creamy, sweet, and boozy all at once. It’s a great option for a summer day or a cozy night in. If you’re a fan of root beer, you won’t want to miss out on this fun and easy cocktail.
8. Root Beer Whiskey Flip Cocktail
The Root Beer Whiskey Flip Cocktail is a unique twist on a classic whiskey flip cocktail that combines the flavors of root beer and whiskey. Made with Uncle Bob’s Root Beer Whiskey, this cocktail has a perfect balance of sweetness and booziness that will appeal to anyone looking for something new to try.
The natural root beer flavors blended with barrel-aged whiskey create a rich and creamy taste with notes of vanilla and caramel sweetness, cut with a hint of bitterness from sarsaparilla and birch bark. This cocktail is perfect for those who want to enjoy the flavors of root beer and whiskey in a more serious and sophisticated way. If you’re a fan of root beer and whiskey, this cocktail is definitely worth trying.
9. Fireball Root Beer Floats
If you’re looking for a unique and nostalgic cocktail, the Fireball Root Beer Float is a must-try. This adult version of a classic childhood treat combines vanilla ice cream, Fireball cinnamon whiskey, and hard root beer for a warm and comforting drink.
The flavors of the cinnamon whiskey and root beer blend together perfectly, creating a delicious and indulgent drink. This cocktail is perfect for Halloween parties or any occasion where you want to impress your guests with a fun and creative drink. Just be sure to drink responsibly and savor every sip of this delicious treat.
10. RumChata Root Beer Cocktail
The RumChata Root Beer Cocktail is a deliciously creamy and simple cocktail that is sure to satisfy any sweet tooth. Made with just two ingredients, RumChata and root beer, this cocktail is reminiscent of a root beer float with melted ice cream. RumChata, a creamy liqueur made with Caribbean rum and flavored with cinnamon and vanilla, adds a rich and indulgent flavor to the cocktail.
The vanilla notes in RumChata perfectly mimic the flavor of vanilla ice cream, making this cocktail a perfect substitute for a classic root beer float. This cocktail is easy to make and can be enjoyed on any occasion. If you’re a fan of sweet and creamy cocktails, the RumChata Root Beer Cocktail is definitely worth a try.
11. Fermented Root Beer
If you’re a fan of traditional root beer, you’ll love the Fermented Root Beer Cocktail. Made with real roots and herbs like sassafras, sarsaparilla, and birch bark, this cocktail has a distinct flavor that’s hard to resist. What sets it apart from regular root beer is the addition of a ginger bug, which gives it a tangy, slightly spicy kick.
This cocktail is perfect for those who enjoy a little bit of fizz in their drinks, as it’s naturally carbonated during the fermentation process. If you’re looking for a unique and refreshing cocktail that’s sure to impress, give the Fermented Root Beer Cocktail a try.
12. Summer Beer
Summer Beer is a refreshing and easy-to-make beer cocktail that is perfect for those hot summer days. It’s a great alternative to the typical sweet and alcoholic tasting cocktails, making it an ideal option for those who aren’t beer drinkers. The recipe calls for a substitution of 7UP instead of limeade or lemonade concentrate, giving it a tart and crisp flavor.
The beer used for this cocktail should be light with a crisp finish, and it can be made in a single serving or in a batch for a group. Overall, Summer Beer is a great option for those looking for a refreshing and easy-to-make cocktail to enjoy with friends and family during the summer.
13. Michelada Cocktail
The Michelada Cocktail is a refreshing and flavorful Mexican beer cocktail that is perfect for any occasion. Made with beer, ice, lime juice, salt, and an assortment of sauces like Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, and Maggi, this cocktail is a go-to for many Mexicans watching a sports game or enjoying a barbeque with friends.
The rim of the glass is coated with salt or a crushed pepper mix, and it can be topped with anything from cucumber slices to peeled shrimp. This cocktail is perfect for those who enjoy a little kick of spice in their drinks. If you’re looking for a unique and flavorful cocktail, the Michelada is definitely worth a try.