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Liqueur • Sweet
The Inside Scoop

It’s hard to beat a classic root beer float. The blend of vanilla ice cream and sassafras-flecked soda is just the right amount of old-timey. Bartender Erin Sullivan of New York City bar The Third Man puts a simple twist on that classic delight by adding a shot of Jägermeister, which ups the old-fashioned candy quotient with its bittersweet black licorice flavor. A drop of orange blossom water brightens things up.

The Essentials

root beer
vanilla ice cream
The Details
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2 oz Jägermeister
4 oz root beer
1 drop orange blossom water
1 Scoop vanilla ice cream


  • Mix the Jägermeister, root beer, and orange blossom water in an Old-Fashioned glass.
  • Top with ice cream and serve with a straw.