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Not Your Father’s Root Beer Floats

This summer I sipped on these root beers poolside quite a bit and I’m still relishing in how good it is. Being a food blogger of course I couldn’t just leave it alone in all it’s glory. I had to turn it into a boozy root beer float. Top this with the bourbon drizzle and you will probably watch some people lick that mason jar clean. 

Not Your Father’s Root Beer Float

1 Bottle of Not Your Father’s Root Beer (found in most liquor stores)
3 Large Scoops of good Vanilla Bean Ice cream
1 Shot of Bourbon or Whiskey (optional but… necessary)

for the brown sugar bourbon sauce
3 Tablespoons of Unsalted Butter
1/4 Cup of Brown Sugar
Pinch of Salt
1 Shot of your Favorite Bourbon or Whiskey

Fill a mason jar with vanilla ice cream, add in shot of bourbon or whiskey, fill with Not Your Father’s Root Beer.

In a small sauce pan whisk brown sugar, salt and butter together on medium-low heat until sugar is dissolved. Add in shot of bourbon and whisk until smooth. Top over root beer float. 



  1. Deborah Thompson
    September 24, 2015 / 7:09 pm

    Elizabeth, these look absolutely stunning. And sounds delicious! I'd be one of those people licking the jar clean!

  2. Jennifer Field
    September 24, 2015 / 2:50 pm

    I really didn't like Not Your Father's at all straight up. I found it cloying and not carbonated enough, but I can imagine how much a scoop of ice cream and that dreamy bourbon sauce would improve it. Yum!

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