Root beer and whiskey cocktail

By Anthony Canolo

Root Beer and Whiskey

Crafting the Perfect Root Beer and Whiskey


  • 2 oz whiskey
  • 6 oz Root 42 Old Time Root Beer



  1. Fill a glass with ice.
  2. Pour 2 oz of your preferred whiskey over the ice. For a classic take, use Jack Daniels for that signature Jack and Root Beer flavor.
  3. Add 6 oz of Root 42 Old Time Root Beer
  4. Mix the drink lightly to combine the whiskey and root beer without losing the carbonation.
  5. Garnish (Optional): A cherry can add a fresh twist to your cocktail.

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Root 42: The Best Choice for your Root Beer Whiskey Cocktail

Jack Daniels and root beer go together like... root beer and ice cream! But here's the thing, you can't skimp on quality root beer. Just like any soda enthusiast knows perfectly well, you should never subject yourself to mass-produced stuff sweetened with toxic high-fructose corn syrup.

Root 42 is our small-batch craft soda brewed right here in Watkinsville, GA. It's sweetened with caramelized pure cane sugar and crafted with real vanilla, so don't settle for anything less. Of course, you don't have to be in Georgia to enjoy New Creation. Just order a case here and it'll be on your doorstep in no time.

What to Mix with Root Beer Whiskey

While the classic root beer and whiskey mix is delightful on its own, you might wonder what else you can add to enhance or vary the flavor. Since Root 42 is made with real vanilla, there's already a delicious vanilla flavor, but those who enjoy a creamier texture, a scoop of vanilla ice cream can transform your cocktail into an delicious float.

What is Whiskey and Root Beer Called?

There isn't a universally recognized name for this cocktail, but it's often referred to based on the specific whiskey used. For example, when made with Jack Daniels, it's commonly called a Jack and Root Beer. Regardless of the name, the combination of whiskey and root beer is recognized and loved by many.