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Luci’s Adults Only Root Beer Float (& Recipe)

Posted on: June 28th, 2016 by Taryn Jeffries No Comments

I spent the majority of my childhood in a small town. When I say small, I mean seriously small. Like population 1500 small. This little farming town had a town center and one restaurant (there are 4 now) that I can distinctly remember. There wasn’t a lot going on in town, but this restaurant was where everyone went to catch up with one another. As a little kid, it was a big deal to go to town and those trips hold a lot of fun memories. One of which would be hopping up on the stool at the counter of the restaurant and getting my very own root beer float. Summers in the MidWest are brutal and a refreshing float always hit the float.
Not Your Father's Root Beer Float RecipeThe summers here in Arizona are a very different kind of brutal. My goal these days is to hide in my house until about October. With little people of my own, I try to give them the same sort of memories and make them frozen treats as often as I can. All while trying to avoid a trip to “town”.

Our friends at Luci’s at The Orchard have a grown up version of the Root Beer Float that they have shared with us. I cannot be more excited to try this one out! Next time I whip up a float for my boys, I will definitely be making myself one of these. The only catch – making sure they don’t get mixed up!

If you’re in the Arcadia/ Uptown area, make sure to check them out and try their float. It will run you $10 and is obviously only for the 21 and over crowd. Belly up to their full-service bar indoors and relive a little piece of your childhood.

Every weekend features happy hour pricing at Luci’s. You’ll get $1 off all beers along with $5 select wines and cocktails. You can also enjoy $5 Brewmosas and Blood Marys. All these specials are available from open to close on both Saturday and Sunday.

Can’t make the trip to town? Enjoy the Not Your Father’s Root Beer in the comfort of your air conditioning at home.

Not Your Father's Root Beer Float Recipe
Not Your Father's Root Beer Float
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1 serving
1 serving
Not Your Father's Root Beer Float Recipe
Not Your Father's Root Beer Float
Print Recipe
1 serving
1 serving
  • 2 scoops housemade Vanilla Bean Gelato (can use store bought ice cream if necessary)
  • 1 bottle Not Your Father's Root Beer
  • whipped cream
  • 1 cherry
Servings: serving
  1. Place two scoops of vanilla bean gelato in the bottom of a pint glass. Fill ¾ of the way with Not Your Father’s Root Beer Float. Top with whipped cream and a cherry. Sit back and sip as you reminisce about your childhood!
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© Taryn Jeffries 2016

About the Author - Taryn Jeffries

Editor and Chief Eating Officer of PhoenixBites, 2017 Food Writer of the Year (Arizona Culinary Hall of Fame) Taryn grew up in a small town in Illinois with a doting Grandmother who taught her the way around a kitchen and that food is representative of love. Her current quest is to find the love in local dishes and the chefs behind them. In addition to running all things PhoenixBites, Taryn is also a freelance writer, sharing her insight on the best dishes and where to get them each and every month.

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