Thirsty Thursday – 2 for 1 Beverage Recipe

Hello my friends. As I write to you late today, please accept my apologies, I’m on a mini break with my two girls and after a fun filled day of shopping and swimming, we are now doing some down time, allowing me the opportunity to share with you. Hopefully you all will be looking forward to the travel blog that will be shared in the next day or so of our adventures.

Today I will be again sharing two beverage recipes, one for those who imbibe, and one for those who do not. As always when consuming alcohol, please do so responsibly, do not drink and drive.

There are some drinks that are iconic. In my mind a Rootbeer Float is up there with Apple Pie, Baseball, and Hotdogs. It’s a classic American treat. I remember when young we would get these on special occasions, and it was always something I loved.

  • Rootbeer Float
    • Ingredients:
      • Rootbeer – A & W, Mug, or other creamy rootbeer that you prefer
      • Vanilla Ice Cream – Not vanilla bean, or another fancy concoction, this is old school, so simply vanilla is what you are looking for.


Scoop one to two scoops of ice cream into a tall glass. SLOWLY pour the rootbeer over the ice cream. As mentioned, you will want to pour this slowly as it foams up quickly and you will need to pour more throughout consumption.


Wisconsin Brandy Old Fashioned

Wisconsin, land of beer, cheese, fish fry Fridays, Packers, and Brandy Old fashioned. Normally we like our beer, please don’t offer us those foreign beers, we have plenty of better options locally, but when there is a bigger event, party, wedding, or special occasion, you will find us requesting a Brandy Old Fashioned. Either sweet (meh) or sour. Here is the recipe you can use to make your own old fashioned.

  • Brandy Old Fashioned
    • Ingredients:
      • 3 dashes Angostura bitters
      • 2 orange slices
      • 2 brandied or maraschino cherries
      • 1 sugar cube
      • 2 ounces brandy
      • 7UP, Sprite, sour mix soda, or club soda, chilled, to top
      • Garnish: brandied or maraschino cherry
      • Garnish: orange slice
  • Directions:
    • Add the bitters, orange slices, cherries and sugar cube to an Old Fashioned glass and muddle to combine.
    • Add ice to fill the glass, then add the brandy.
    • Top with the 7UP, Sprite, sour soda, or club soda, and stir to chill.
    • Garnish with a skewered cherry and an orange slice.

After you have tried these you can appreciate a fine cocktail. I’ve recently tried these and I’m 100% on board a fan. Don’t skimp on the steps, and don’t use poor quality ingredients. Buy what you can afford, but be sure it’s the best you can afford. Always drink responsibly, and don’t drink and drive.

Happy drinking my friends!

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