Another arbitrary, yet goofy national food holiday has clamored its way across my computer screen. Today is National Root Beer Float Day. And you bet I can turn this childhood treat into an alcoholic beverage to enjoy this Friday night – where there’s a will there’s a way!
A (Big Kid) Root Beer Float Recipe:
1 part Hiram Walker Root Beer Schnapps (I like HW for the all-natural ingredients, rather than flavorings, that recreate that Root Beer taste)
2 parts milk or cream (skim milk if I can have things my way)
4 parts lemon-lime soda
Combine ingredients in a blender with ice. Blend until smooth.
I’ve found this drink to be best served in a beer mug, but you can easily get away with using a pint glass as well.
If Root Beer Floats don’t quite “float” your boat, I would recommend a post-date celebration of any of the following monumental holidays that took place this week:
8/4 – National Champagne Day
8/5 – International Beer Day
Cheers all around!