Get your inner child drunk with a Hard Root Beer Fireball Float! This dessert cocktail is made with hard root beer, fireball whiskey, and a scoop or two of your favorite vanilla ice cream.
You Know What I Never Got To Do As a Little Kid? Get Drunk!
HA! Yeah! Well at least we can get your inner child drunk! Today we are making root beer floats. But not just any root beer float, a hard root beer float!
Wait They Make Hard Root Beer?
YES! They do. So hard root beer is a recent thing. It’s only really been available in stores since the summer. So far, I’ve seen 2 breweries that make it; Small Town Brewery has their “Not Your Father’s Root Beer” and New York City’s Coney Island Brewing Company has their own Hard Root Beer. Fun fact: Coney Island is neither cone-shaped, nor an island. It’s true, google it.
Awesome! What Does It Taste Like?
Well, actually, it tastes just like root beer, really good root beer. Since it’s alcoholic it’s got a little bit of an after bite. So, one night, I was on Facebook and a friend of mine said, “OMG root beer floats are so good with fireball!” You guys know fireball right?
Fireball? Never Heard Of It!
Fireball is basically cinnamon flavored whiskey. Fireball shots burn so good! What’s interesting is the cinnamon in Fireball really compliments the vanilla in the ice cream and root beer. It also is 66 proof which is good because honestly the root beer isn’t the strongest.
Alright! Let’s Make A Hard Root Beer Fireball Float!
It’s actually fairly simple to do. First thing’s first, we need soda fountain glasses! You can get them anywhere, and I bought the one in the photo at the dollar store! You can also get them on Amazon. They hold about 8 ounces so you are going to need 2. Besides, this drink is best enjoyed with a friend anyway! So start by cracking open a hard root beer. I used the Coney Island Brewing Company’s but either will do. Hold a pitcher or large measuring cup on and angle and gently pour the root beer into it. If you hold the cup at an angle prevents you from losing to many bubbles in the pouring process. Next, add 2 ounces (1/4 cup) of Fireball and stir gently. Pour equal amounts into each soda fountain glass and top off with 1 or 2 scoops of vanilla ice cream. Serve with a crazy straw, because you are never too old for a crazy straw!
UPDATE: After some time testing out different hard root beers, I’ve come to the conclusion that Not Your Father’s Root Beer is the best.
This recipe requires a little something special. Here’s a list of what you will need: