Happy Christmas Boozy Root Beer Float

When you’re scrolling through listings of annually holiday specials to watch, surely the classic favorite A Charlie Brown Christmas will come to mind. Remember when Charlie Brown confessed to Lucy that he just didn’t feel right about Christmas? The beloved character was feeling depressed about what the season had turned into. Before you find yourself feeling the same way, set aside time to stream this seasonal favorite with our Happy Christmas Boozy Root Beer Float, inspired by the time-honored cartoon, in hand. It’s a wintry spin on a spiked float with a hint of minty flavor. Modify the recipe for the kids by eliminating the alcohol and adding a 2 tsp of 1883 Maison Routin Peppermint Syrup.

Happy Christmas Boozy Root Beer Float Recipe, Inspired by A Charlie Brown Christmas


1.5 oz Grey Goose Vodka
2 tsp clear Creme de Menthe
Ben & Jerry’s Vanilla Ice Cream
A & W Root Beer


  1. Place 2 scoops of vanilla ice cream in a frosted mug.
  2. Fill halfway with root beer.
  3. Pour vodka and creme de menthe over the ice cream.
  4. Top off with root beer.

If you’re in the market for root beer mugs, try these.

Recipe, Styling and Story by Star Laliberte / Photography by Laura Petrilla

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