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Boozy Salted Caramel Pretzel Root Beer Floats - Sugar & Cloth - Recipe
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Boozy Caramel Pretzel Root Beer Floats Recipe

Why make a regular root beer float when you can make a Boozy Caramel Pretzel Root Beer Float Cocktail?!
Total Time20 mins
Course: Desserts
Cuisine: Boozy Desserts
Keyword: boozy root beer float
Servings: 6
Calories: 659kcal


  • Saucepan
  • Pastry brush
  • Blender or food processor


For the bourbon salted caramel:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1/2 tsp bourbon

For the boozy float:

  • Bourbon salted caramel
  • 6 hard root beer
  • 1 qt vanilla ice cream
  • 2 cup pretzels
  • Whipped cream


How to make the bourbon salted caramel:

  • In a saucepan, combine the sugar, salt, and water over medium heat. Cook until the mixture is a medium amber color, about 7 minutes. Occasionally, brush the sides of the pan with a pastry brush dipped in water to prevent crystals from forming. Then, remove from heat.
  • Stir in heavy cream. Then, add butter and stir until combined. Let the mixture cool to room temperature.
  • Stir in bourbon.

To make the boozy float:

  • Prep 6 glasses. Dip the rim of tall glasses, jars, or mugs in the bourbon salted caramel. Chill the glasses in the freezer.
  • Place 1 cup of the pretzels in a food processor and pulse until just broken down. (Or hammer them in a cloth bag if you don't have a processor).
  • Transfer the broken pretzels to a small plate. Then, remove the glasses from freezer and dip each rim in the broken pretzels.
  • Spread some caramel on the inside of the prepared glasses.
  • Add ice cream.
  • Drizzle with more caramel sauce and broken pretzels.
  • Top with hard root beer, whipped cream, additional caramel sauce, and whole pretzels also dipped in caramel.


Calories: 659kcal | Carbohydrates: 93g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 102mg | Sodium: 561mg | Potassium: 394mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 68g | Vitamin A: 1072IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 224mg | Iron: 1mg