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Bourbon Root Beer

Cold Frozen Root Beer Float with Ice Cream

Take a trip with our Bourbon Root Beer cocktail, which combines an old favorite with a fun and refreshing new twist. As your guide and bartender, I’m happy to share one of my favorites. The deep, rich tastes of bourbon and the sweet, creamy essence of root beer come together in a way that makes this drink stand out. It’s great for any season and a hit at parties because it tastes fancy but is easy to understand. Let’s look at what makes this drink so great.

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Tasting Notes

There are a lot of different tastes in the Bourbon Root Beer drink. As soon as you take your first sip, the sweet, sassafras taste of root beer goes well with the caramel and vanilla notes of the bourbon. This mix has a smooth, creamy texture with a little fizz, which is both energizing and soothing. It ends with a warm and slightly spicy taste that you’ll remember.

Equipment and Glassware

Just a spoon for stirring and a measuring tool for accuracy are all you’ll need to make this tasty drink. Serving it in a highball glass makes it look better because it lets the rich colors of the drink shine through and gives you plenty of room for ice and the right amount of bourbon to root beer.

Ingredients

  • 2 oz. Bourbon
  • 4-6 oz. of Root Beer
  • A slice of lemon or orange peel for garnish (optional)
See also  Mint Julep

Instructions

  1. Fill your highball glass with ice cubes to the brim.
  2. Pour 2 oz. of Bourbon over the ice.
  3. Slowly add 4-6 oz of root beer to the glass, allowing it to mix gently with the bourbon.
  4. Stir the mixture lightly with a spoon.
  5. Garnish with a slice of lemon or orange peel to add a fresh twist.
  6. Enjoy immediately for the best taste experience.

Pro Tips

  • Pick a high-quality bourbon with a flavor that goes well with the sweetness of the root beer for a better taste.
  • You can change the amount of bourbon to root beer to make the drink stronger or weaker.
  • Before you drink it, chill the root beer so that it stays cold and refreshing without melting the ice too fast.

When to Serve

Anytime is a good time to have a Bourbon Root Beer drink. You can have it at an outdoor BBQ, an evening get-together, or just as a treat at the end of a long day. It’s also a great way to start a conversation at parties because of its unique flavor.

Which Liquor Brands to Choose

For the best experience, it’s important to choose a bourbon that fits your tastes. Here are some suggestions:

  • Buffalo Trace: has a sweet taste that is well-balanced with vanilla notes.
  • Bulleit Bourbon: is known for having a spicy finish that makes the drink more interesting.
  • Woodford Reserve: It goes well with root beer because it has full-bodied, rich tastes.

Similar Cocktails

  • Jameson & Ginger Ale: A zesty blend of whiskey and ginger ale.
  • Vanilla Bourbon Cola: A sweet twist on the classic bourbon and cola.
  • Maple Bacon Old Fashioned: A savory twist on a classic, it combines rich maple syrup, smoky bacon, and bourbon for a unique flavor experience.
  • Crown Royal & Coke: combines the rich, smooth flavors of Crown Royal whisky with the classic taste of cola for a timeless, easy-to-make drink.
  • Old Fashioned: A timeless bourbon cocktail that emphasizes the whiskey’s deep flavors.
See also  Kentucky Bourbon Lemonade

History

The Bourbon Root Beer drink is a new take on an old American favorite. For hundreds of years, people have loved bourbon, and root beer has its roots in colonial America as a plant medicine. When you mix these two together, you get a drink that honors American history while also catering to modern tastes.

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Cold Frozen Root Beer Float with Ice Cream

Bourbon Root Beer

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
5 from 3 votes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Bourbon, root beer
Servings: 1
Author: Paul Kushner
Find out how our Bourbon Root Beer drink combines the flavors of bourbon with root beer. This blend is ideal for any event.

Ingredients

  • 2 oz Bourbon
  • 4-6 oz Root Beer
  • A slice of lemon or orange peel for garnish optional

Instructions

  • Fill your highball glass with ice cubes to the brim.
  • Pour 2 oz of bourbon over the ice.
  • Slowly add 4-6 oz of root beer to the glass, allowing it to mix gently with the bourbon.
  • Stir the mixture lightly with a spoon.
  • Garnish with a slice of lemon or orange peel to add a fresh twist.
  • Enjoy immediately for the best taste experience.
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Paul Kushner

Written by Paul Kushner

Founder and CEO of MyBartender. Graduated from Penn State University. He always had a deep interest in the restaurant and bar industry. His restaurant experience began in 1997 at the age of 14 as a bus boy. By the time he turned 17 he was serving tables, and by 19 he was bartending/bar managing 6-7 nights a week.

In 2012, after a decade and a half of learning all facets of the industry, Paul opened his first restaurant/bar. In 2015, a second location followed, the latter being featured on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

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