Root Beer Float & Sailor Jerry Rum Drink Recipe

Creamy, smooth, and ice cold. The Root Beer Float is a unique treat unlike any other. I personally love the way the root beer freezes around the vanilla ice cream and hardens. To me, a good root beer float needs good ingredients. Quality ice cream from your local dairy farm or even Ben & Jerry's ice cream would work ( if your wallet wants to be a tad lighter ). For root beer, I am a big fan if Eli's Rootbeer or A&W in a pinch. The Root Beer needs to be made with sugar and not any other sweetner.

As a kid, I loved Root Beer Floats. As an adult, I still do!. Recently I was at a BBQ where they were offering Root Beer Floats. Once I made my float with an extra scoop of ice cream, I noticed that across the table was a bottle of Sailor Jerry's Spiced rum. Like most Parrotheads, I love rum...and I LOVE Sailor Jerry's. Then a light went off in my head. I wondered what it would be like to have a Root Beet Float with some Rum? I reached over and helped myself by added a few oz to my frozen concoction, gave it a bit of a mix, and took a sip.

(Cue hallelujah music) I can now say I have a new favorite way to enjoy my Root Beer Floats. The rum brings a new level of taste to the treat. As far as sweet tasty treats go, this is about as easy as it comes. The rum just made the float take on a new level of flavor. If you live Root Beer Floats and Dark Rums, this one is a no brainer.


  • Using a good think mug, preferably frozen, scoop quality vanilla ice cream into your mug about 1/4 to 1/3 full.
  • Slowly pour in your root beer of choice.
  • Add 1-2 oz of Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum (Or more...I always go for more).
  • Give it a slow stir, sip, and enjoy!

island jay root beer float with sailor jerry


  • Linda Drake

    I was at a wedding in May 2023, they had this and I tried it, It was the Best drink I had ever had

  • D÷na

    I am excited to try this.

  • Sue Johnson

    We always use Rum and Root Beer for a Sunset Salute! I used to like Coke but this passes it up BIG TIME!
    Keep up the good work, you know I love you, check your invoices! HA! Ask Katie, she’ll tell you. =oD

  • Barb Klinetobe

    Definitely going to have to try this…………….SOON!!!

  • Timothy Charles Eubanks


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