Saturday, November 3, 2012

Rootbeer Brothers Endorse The Romney Float

As Presidential Election 2012 comes down to the final hours we here at RBB find ourselves more confused on the issues than ever before!!  Not one of the candidates have mentioned Root Beer taxation... lots of discussion of taxes but none in relation to root beer.....????  So rather than sit down and spend our valuable time watching rather pointed and somewhat "in your face" political ads that certainly play a huge role in changing our minds (as if) we decided to read an article in People Magazine about Candidate Cocktail Recipes..... yes according to the article the Topaz Bar in Washington D.C. has developed drink recipes tailored specifically to the 2012 Presidential Candidates.  The recipes were intended to directly reflect aspects of each of the candidate to allow their supporters a "taste" of their greatness.... so to speak.  As you can imagine this bar, as most bars, specialize in drinks of the "other" assortment and rarely include root beer.... but not in this case!!!  In homage to Gov. Mitt Romney's religious faith and practice of not consuming alcohol, the "Romney Float" is intended to not only be alcohol free but in fact a root beer based cocktail.  Although this is no reflection of how each of the Rootbeer Brothers will cast their ballot on November 6th, we can at least all agree on the endorsement of this root beer concoction to ring in Election Day 2012!!!!

Romney Float
A non-alcoholic treat in homage to Romney's Mormon faith

• 6.5 oz. root beer (recommends Old Dominion root beer)

• fresh whipped cream
• homemade caramel drizzle (recipe below)
• coarse kosher salt
Pour the root beer over ice in a highball glass. Top with a dollop of freshly whipped heavy cream. Drizzle the homemade caramel on top. Sprinkle coarse salt over the caramel drizzle. 

Caramel Drizzle

• 2 cups sugar
• ½ cup water
• ¾ cup heavy cream
• 2 tbsp. butter
In a saucepan, add sugar and water. Cook on medium-high heat until amber-brown color. Remove from heat. Stir with a wooden spoon, pouring in ½-cup of warm heavy cream and pats of butter. Stir until the sugar dissolves and add ¼-cup of the warm heavy cream until smooth. Let it stand in a heat-proof jar and cool for one hour before use. 

We were also happy to see that our friends at Dominion were identified as the root beer of choice for the Romney Float!!!!

We at RBB wish to extend our encouragement to all our fans to not only enjoy this festive election root beer concoction this week but to also VOTE.... let your voice be heard, vote for those individuals that will best represent your interests be they root beer taxation or whatever you hold most dear...... to not vote is like buying a case of root beer and pouring it down the drain.... the biggest party foul EVER :)


The Rootbeer Brothers

To read the People article go to:,,20639573,00.html
To check out Topaz Bar go to:


GourmetRootBeer said...

I too endorse this!

Adam Rootbeer said...

Thanks for your support Eric :)