Float On: five recipes for booze-filled floats

Written by on September 8, 2015 in Beer, Liquor, Recipe - No comments

If you’ve ever been to The Whitney House, you know about boozy floats. These adults-only concoctions are the ideal way to combine your desire to imbibe and satisfy your sweet tooth at the same time. Because let’s be honest – the only way to improve the classic root beer float is to add alcohol to it! Fortunately, Columbus has some great breweries and distilleries as well as ice cream artisans which are perfect for pairing. Here are five floats for you to fancy:

The Adult Root Beer Float

root beer float

Add 2 oz. Watershed Bourbon to a glass. Drop in 2 generous scoops of butter pecan ice cream. Fill the rest of the glass with Not Your Father’s Root Beer. Listen for shrieks of delight.

Caramel Apple Shine

caramel apple shine

In a mason jar, slosh in 3 oz. Mill St. Distillery Moonshine. Scoop in three scoops of Jeni’s Salty Caramel ice cream. Add your favorite local apple cider to taste. Bust out your scarves and a wooly sweater, this float is fall in a glass.

Pumpkin Spice

pumpkin spice

This one is simple. In your vessel of choice, ladle three scoops of Velvet cinnamon ice cream. Top it all off with Southern Tier Pumpking or Rivertown Brewing Pumpkin Ale. Take your PSL game to the next level!

Citrus Shandy

Citrus Shandy Float

Layer 2 oz lemonade and 2 oz ginger beer to a glass with two scoops of vanilla ice cream. Fill the remaining space in the glass with Zauber’s Vertigo Hefeweizen. Summer is ending but you can dream of warm weather all year long with this float.

The Mocha

The Mocha

Scoop three dollops of chocolate ice cream into a tall glass. Pour over as much Buckeye Lake Brewing Coffee Stout or North High Brewing Milk Stout as you can handle, and enjoy. The perfect combo of coffee and chocolate!

About the Author

Caroline Clippinger is the creator of Columbus Culinary Connection, where she shares her favorite restaurant and drink spots, recipes, + more. She finds bliss through beers, bourbon, baking, and bellowing at the TV during Jeopardy.

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