A Root Beer Float To Give You The Best Worst Morning After: Root Canal Float

Words: Den Alibudbud/Styling and Photography: Mylene Chung/October 12, 2012


As far as I’m concerned, the best way to drink alcohol is when you let it creep up behind you and knock you over the head for refusing to share. Thus, the mother of all traydor drinks: a mug of root beer spiked with old man’s whiskey, and topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. A sweet, sweet ride to Hangover City.

Design studio And a Half was kind enough to customize the awesome food art above, as a badge of pride for all who have fallen (and will continue to fall) for these floats for grown-ups. Thanks guys!

Root Canal Float

Yield: 1 mug


  • 1 can root beer, cold
  • 2 shots or more of Jack Daniel’s
  • 1 big scoop of vanilla ice cream


  1. In a mug, pour shots of JD whiskey.
  2. Add in root beer and stir for 5 seconds.
  3. Top with vanilla ice cream.
  4. Serve immediately.


  1. Adjust the amount of alcohol depending on how much of a hit you want from the drink.

Den Alibudbud

Den has spent the last six years doing accounts and project management work for various companies. Recently, her grammar-Nazi-inclinations and slavedriving skills convinced the kindly folks at PhotoKitchen to have her join their merry band. See More.

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