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root beer float with mint and strawberry

We All Float Down Here - Root Beer Highball

Picture of Heather Wibbels, Cocktail Contessa, pouring a cocktailHeather Wibbels
Ease into summer with a fast and easy adult root beer float fortified with whiskey and chocolate mint liqueur, and a smidge of ice cream if you want it. And face it, you want it. Serve with a straw and spoon for easy sipping.
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Course Drinks
Cuisine Bourbon Cocktail
Servings 1


  • 2 oz bourbon – Michter’s Toasted Bourbon
  • ¾ oz Ballotin chocolate mint
  • 10 drops Woodford Reserve spiced cherry bitters
  • 4 oz of your favorite root beer chilled
  • Small scoop of vanilla ice cream – optional
  • Garnish: strawberry or cherry, sprig of mint


  • Fill a highball glass 2/3 with ice. Add whiskey, cherry bitters and give it a quick swirl. Add about half your root beer, swirl again, top with ice cream (if using) and then add root beer to fill to the top of the glass and garnish with mint and a straw. If you’re forgoing the vanilla ice cream, just fill up with root beer and garnish with a mint sprig.
Keyword bourbon ball, cherry, chocolate, ice cream, root beer, root beer float
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