Rumchata and root beer

By Anthony Canolo

The Best Rumchata and Root Beer Recipe

Table Of Contents

I. Overview

II. What is Rumchata and Root Beer Called?

III. The Perfect Rumchata and Root Beer Ratio

IV. Ingredients for Rumchata with Root Beer

V. How to Make a Rumchata with Root Beer Float

VI. Customizing Your Drink



The creamy cinnamon flavor of Rumchata meets the rich nostalgia of Root 42 in this quick and easy cocktail, also known as the Rumchata Root Beer Float.

With just 2 ingredients, the choice of root beer is critical. ALWAYS go for a root beer that uses real sugar and the highest quality ingredients. NEVER go for generic root beer that uses high-fructose corn syrup, or equally as bad, diet root beer that uses toxic artificial sweeteners.

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What is Rumchata and Root Beer Called?

When you blend the creamy liqueur with the classic taste of root beer, you get what many affectionately call a Rumchata Root Beer Float. This name not only reflects the ingredients but also the dessert-like experience this drink offers.

The Perfect Root Beer and Rumchata Ratio

Achieving the perfect balance between Rumchata and root beer is key to creating a delicious drink. The ideal Rumchata and root beer ratio is typically 1 part Rumchata to 3 parts root beer. However, feel free to adjust according to your taste preferences.

Ingredients for Rumchata Root 42 Float :

  • Rumchata: The star ingredient, offering a creamy texture and cinnamon spice flavor.
  • Root 42 Old Time Root Beer: Crafted with real vanilla, caramelized pure cane sugar, and pecans. It's absolutely worth it over the generic taste of the "big" brands.
  • Ice Cream (optional): For an authentic float experience, add a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
  • Fireball Whisky (optional): For a Rumchata Root Beer Fireball twist, add a splash of Fireball Whisky.

How to Make a Rumchata with Root Beer Float:

  1. Prepare Your Glass: Fill a tall glass or a mason jar with ice cubes to keep your drink chilled.
  2. Mix the Drink: Pour 1 part Rumchata over the ice. Slowly add 3 parts root beer to the glass. The slow pour helps to manage the fizz and foam.
  3. Add a Scoop of Ice Cream (Optional): For that decadent Rumchata Root Beer Float with ice cream, add a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream on top. It'll slowly melt into the drink, creating a creamy, dreamy texture.
  4. Garnish and Serve: Garnish with a sprinkle of cinnamon or a cinnamon stick for an extra touch of spice. Serve with a straw and a long spoon to enjoy every creamy, fizzy sip.

Customizing Your Drink:

Root Beer Fireball Twist:

  • Add a shot of Fireball Whisky for a spicy kick that complements the cinnamon notes of Rumchata.


Rumchata and Root Beer Shot:

  • For a quick, party-friendly version, mix equal parts Rumchata and root beer in shot glasses.


Got some rum or whiskey lying around? Check out these other delicious root beer cocktails.