Root is an 80-proof “spirit” whose formula is based on what eventually became root beer. When I first tried it, I was worried it was going to taste like root beer soda syrup, but thankfully I was wrong. It’s not nearly as sweet and while it definitely has an overall distinct root beer vibe, you can really taste all of the individual flavors that come together to create that classic flavor.
Although I don’t normally like overly sweet drinks (either alcoholic or not), I just couldn't resist the temptation to make a root beer float out of the Root. It’s a win-win: You get to feel like a kid while drinking a gigantic, fizzy, ice cream-laden treat with the added bonus of an adult, boozy-warm surprise.
2 scoops vanilla ice cream
2 ounces Root
1 ounce Bailey's Irish Cream
1 photobombing cat, optional
Place ice cream in a tall glass. Add Root and Irish Cream. Fill glass to top with seltzer.