Cool off from the summer heat with a creamy root beer cocktail. Our refreshing take on the classic root beer float is made with vodka, heavy whipping cream, your favorite root beer, a vanilla bean and a frosty glass. Chill your vodka by storing it in the freezer and throw in a couple of your favorite root beer mugs 20 minutes before serving to create an extra-frosty concoction.

Creamy root beer cocktails are perfect for lazy summer afternoons, neighborhood barbecues, and 21-and-over birthday parties. This beverage is also a dad favorite, after tough lawn mowing sessions, DIY oil changes and cleaning the pool. They are simple to make, a crowd pleaser, and the old-fashioned flavor of a root beer float will take you on a trip down memory lane.

Two mugs of a refreshing creamy root beer vodka float

creamy root beer cocktail recipe

Make this creamy root beer cocktail with vodka, cream, root beer, vanilla bean and a frosty glass. It’s a fun spin on the classic root beer float!


Yield: 2 mugs
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  • Put mugs in freezer 20 minutes before serving.
  • Mix ingredients in small pitcher, pour into glasses and garnish with vanilla bean.
  • Cheers!


For a skinny version, substitute milk and sugar-free root beer for the cream and sugar.
Calories: 328kcal, Carbohydrates: 21g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 17g, Saturated Fat: 10g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 62mg, Sodium: 41mg, Potassium: 37mg, Sugar: 20g
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