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.