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Layered Root Beer Float Cocktail

Take your root beer float up a notch by making this impressive Layered Root Beer Float Cocktail. Layers of yummy creaminess and root beer are shown in this layered drink thanks to a drink layering tool. 

Layered Root Beer Float Cocktail

This Layered Root Beer Float Cocktail is perfect any time of the year.

The cold root beer and sweet layers make it perfect for summer days or chilly winter evenings.

You could serve this drink at summer BBQs, make some for movie night, or enjoy drinking it while wrapped up in a warm blanket. 

Making a layered drink might look complicated but it’s extremely easy to do when using a drink layering tool.

Once you have the tool you slowly pour the ingredients through this special funnel.

Since the funnel releases the liquid so slowly there is no splashing so the layers stay completely separated until you mix them. 

In less than 15 minutes, you’ll have a yummy layered root beer float alcoholic drink ready to enjoy!

Layered Root Beer Float Cocktail

HOW TO MAKE A LAYERED ROOT BEER FLOAT COCKTAIL

Layers of a root beer float cocktail are clearly shown effortlessly using a layering tool to create an impressive drink you will enjoy!

Are you ready to get started?

You’ll find the specific ingredient amounts and detailed instructions in the printable recipe at the bottom of this post.

This drink has the cool and creamy taste of a root beer float with a kick of vodka and splash of rum that will take you right back to a summer BBQ.

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LAYERED ROOT BEER FLOAT COCKTAIL INGREDIENTS

This fun Layered Root Beer Float Cocktail recipe uses everyday kitchen staples to create a delicious cocktail you will love.

All you need is:

  • some Torani vanilla syrup
  • RumChata 
  • root beer
  • Smirnoff whipped cream vodka
  • Reddi Wip

LAYERED ROOT BEER FLOAT COCKTAIL RECIPE INSTRUCTIONS

rum poured into glass

Begin with some RumChata in the bottom of your glass, then pour vanilla syrup on top.

The two liquids will begin to mix on their own.

root beer pouring into glass

Using your drink layering tool slowly pour cold root beer over that syrup layer.

Layered Root Beer Float Cocktail

After the rootbeer has settled, pour over your whipped cream flavored vodka, then some RumChata.

Top with whipped cream and sprinkles if desired. Stir after serving and enjoy.

In less than 15 minutes, you’ll have a sweet creamy root beer cocktail that’s sure to become a new favorite!

Layered Root Beer Float Cocktail

LAYERED ROOT BEER FLOAT COCKTAIL TIPS AND QUESTIONS

If you’ve never made a layered alcoholic drink, don’t worry! Below are some common questions and helpful tips. Hopefully, this will answer any questions you may have. If not, feel free to ask in the comments and I’ll answer the best I can.

HOW LONG DOES IT REALLY TAKE TO MAKE A LAYERED ROOT BEER FLOAT COCKTAIL?

This Layered Root Beer Float Cocktail recipe takes approximately 11 minutes. TOTAL. This includes:

  • About 5 minutes of prep time
  • Close to 5 minutes to slowly fill the drink with each layer
  • Around 1 minute to top with whipped cream 

DO I HAVE TO USE A DRINK LAYERING TOOL TO MAKE THIS LAYERED DRINK?

Yes, you have to use a drink layering tool to make this drink if you want to show the individual layers.

You can make this drink without this tool, it will taste amazing but the layers will all be mixed together. 

Layered Root Beer Float Cocktail

HOW DO I USE A DRINK LAYERING TOOL?

Using a drink layering tool is extremely easy. It looks like a funnel and it slowly drips the liquid into the cup.

As you make the drink you add the first layer, then take your layering tool and slowly pour the next layer through the layering tool and you will see it is not mixing with the first layer.

Since the layering tool prevents splashing the layers effortlessly stay separate. 

CAN I MAKE A LAYERED ROOT BEER FLOAT COCKTAIL AHEAD OF TIME?

No, I do not recommend making a layered alcoholic drink ahead of time.

The drink will not taste as fresh and there’s a chance the layered could get mixed. 

CAN I USE BAILEY’S INSTEAD OF RUMCHATA?

Yes, you can use Bailey’s instead of RumChata. They are both cream liquors and can be used interchangeably.

Bailey’s will make this drink taste slightly different.

It can be used as a substitute if you don’t have any RumChata. 

CAN I ADD ICE CREAM TO A ROOT BEER FLOAT?

Yes, you can add ice cream to a root beer float.

This alcoholic root beer float cocktail will taste even better with a scoop of rich vanilla ice cream.

Be mindful that once you add the ice cream you might mess up the beautiful look of the layers of each ingredient. 

Layered Root Beer Float Cocktail

WHAT GOES WELL WITH A LAYERED ROOT BEER FLOAT COCKTAIL?

This Layered Root Beer Float Cocktail goes well with a wide variety of snacks. These recipes would be great to serve together.

Some of my personal favorites include:

CAN I USE A HOMEMADE WHIPPED CREAM VODKA INSTEAD OF SMIRNOFF’S WHIPPED CREAM VODKA?

Yes, I’m sure you can easily make a homemade version of Smirnoff’s Whipped Cream Vodka.

I never tested it but you can probably take whipped cream and gently mix it into some vodka and Torani vanilla syrup or sugar syrup. 

WHAT ELSE CAN I ADD TO THIS ROOT BEER FLOAT COCKTAIL RECIPE?

This fun Layered Root Beer Float Cocktail recipe not only tastes great, but it’s also incredibly versatile.

Try adding a maraschino cherry on top of the whipped cream. YUM!

Layered Root Beer Float Cocktail

LAYERED ROOT BEER FLOAT COCKTAIL RECIPE

Layered Root Beer Float Cocktail

Layered Root Beer Float Cocktail

Take your root beer float up a notch by making this impressive Layered Root Beer Float Cocktail. Layers of yummy creaminess and root beer are shown in this layered drink thanks to a drink layering tool. 

Prep Time 11 minutes
Total Time 11 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup Torani vanilla syrup
  • 1 tablespoon rum chata + 1 tsp
  • 1 can root beer
  • 1/4 cup Smirnoff whipped cream vodka
  • Reddi whip

Instructions

  1. Begin with some RumChata in the bottom of your glass
  2. then pour vanilla syrup on top
  3. The two liquids will begin to mix on their own
  4. Using your drink layering tool slowly pour cold root beer over that syrup layer
  5. After the rootbeer has settled, pour over your whipped cream flavored vodka, then some RumChata
  6. Top with whipped cream and sprinkles if desired
  7. Stir after serving and enjoy

Nutrition Information:

Serving Size:

1 grams

Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g

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I hope you enjoy this layer cocktail recipe as much as I do!

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