By now, the Buffalo Trace Root beer Float isn’t exactly a secret.  4 parts root beer, 2 parts Buffalo Trace bourbon cream and it’s delicious.

We’re not satisfied.  So we tweaked the recipe just a tad.  We substitute hard root beer for standard root beer, and it’s fantastic.  It adds just a touch more alcohol to the flavor, making this a cold and creamy alcoholic treat.

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  • 4 Oz. Not Your father’s hard root beer
  • 2 Oz. Buffalo Trace Bourbon Cream
  • Ice

To Make the Cocktail:

  1. Pour Hard Root Beer over ice.  Wait for the fizz to settle down.
  2. Pour Bourbon cream over root beer and ice.
  3. Stir Gently.
  4. Enjoy.


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Bill is the Co-Founder, Editor-in Chief, and official Bourbon-o-Phile for He is a native of Louisville, KY in the heart of Bourbon Country. He attended the University of Kentucky in the mid to late 1990s. Since college, he has dabbled in beer, bourbon, wine tasting, beer making, and currently works in finance. He has also been published on He has conducted various bourbon and whiskey tastings in cities across the country. He is married with two daughters, and lives in east Louisville. You can follow him on Facebook and Twitter @BillStraub and email him at

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