The Sou'Wester Root Beer Float Recipe

Recipe adapted from Carlton McCoy

The Sou'Wester Root Beer Float
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The Sou'Wester Root Beer Float, adapted from Carlton McCoy 
  • For the whipped cream
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • For the float
  • 2 ounces whiskey, preferably Jack Daniels
  • 1 bottle chilled root beer, like Sprecher
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  1. In a medium bowl, whip the heavy cream with the sugar and vanilla until soft peaks form.
  2. To make the float: Pour the whiskey into a tall glass. Fill the glass with root beer to just below the top. Spoon some of the whipped cream on top, drizzle with the bitters and serve.
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