Grown-Up Root Beer Floats

When it comes to enjoying an adult cocktail, it doesn’t get better than good, old-fashioned grown-up root beer floats.

Grown-Up Root Beer Floats

No matter what the circumstances, where I may be and who I’m with, I can very rarely pass up a root beer float. Red Robin always entices me with their offers of bottomless floats and always gets me. There’s just something about them. Maybe it’s the root beer, with its slightly spicy flavor. Or the creamy ice ream. Or maybe it’s the way the two mix together, creating a creamy, sweet ice creamy drink. Either way, I’m not turning it down.

Even better, make the root beer float into an adult-friendly beverage. Adding a little bit of Kahlua into the mix is a perfect way to turn this from a kid-friendly, nostalgic drink into one adults can enjoy without care. It doesn’t overwhelm the root beer, only enhances it. I’ll take two for happy hour!

 Grown-Up Root Beer Float

Grown-Up Root Beer Floats


  • 6 scoops vanilla ice cream
  • 4 Tbsp. Kahlua
  • Root beer to top


  1. Divide ice cream between two glasses. Pour two tablespoons of Kahlua over top in each glass then top with root beer to fill. Serve immediately.
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    • We need to have a foodie weekend up there one day soon! I miss all the delicious Philly eats, for sure. I haven’t had a crab fry in I don’t know how long…

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