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Thirst-Day – Coffee Root Beer Float


Summer may be long gone, but enjoying a root beer float is always in season. As its name suggests, the beverage is a combination of root beer and ice cream (traditionally vanilla)

But Thirst-Day isn’t about run-of-the-mill quenchers; we’re all about the spirited variety. Today’s drink stars the coffee liqueur, and we’re making a coffee root beer float.

It’s not the first time we’ve used coffee liqueur as an ingredient. Just goes to show how we love it!

We get that a root beerĀ float is high in calories, but it’s a really cheap date, especially when well crafted, like today’s recipe. Whether she loves hard liquor or not, she’s going to love this coffee root beer float.

Here’s what you’ll need:


  • Chocolate syrup
  • Chocolate sprinkles
  • Champagne glass
  • 1 and 1/2 oz. (or 45ml) of coffee liqueur
  • 1 scoop of coffee ice cream
  • 2 oz. (or 60ml) of root beer


  1. Apply chocolate syrup and chocolate sprinkles on the rim of the champagne glass. You can do this by putting some syrup and sprinkles side by side on a flat plate, then dipping the rim with both. Make sure you dip the rim in the syrup first, then the sprinkles.
  2. Drizzle some chocolate sauce into the base of the champagne glass.
  3. Add a small scoop of coffee ice cream in the champagne glass.
  4. Pour the coffee liqueur over the ice cream scoop.
  5. Top off the glass with root beer.
  6. Serve and enjoy!