As you place the bottle of Captain Morgan on the counter in front of me normally the first words you will hear from me are, "Have we had the Root Beer Discussion?"
I bet you are wondering, "How in the world did she even think to try it with root beer!" Well, let me tell you. My sweet wonderful husband had surprised me with a bottle of Captain. But the dumb ass had forgotten to buy me a Coke to go with it! At this point after a day with my first child and work I was more then ready for a drink! His reaction to me asking about the coke was rather humorous. He of course apologized profusely! Opening the fridge I had found the root beer and said, "What the hell, why not!"
This was the best mistake my hubby ever made. LOL! But if he had remember the coke I would never had discovered this amazing drink.
The proportions are always up to you. But I suggest making it as you would a Screwdriver (vodka and OJ). A quarter to one third of a glass full of ice the rest root beer. I have been known to go half and half with mine! The trick to make it super smooth and delicious is to use A&W Root Beer!
Different Root Beers I've tried with Captain Morgan
Barq's - This is my least favorite.
IBC- Is ok. Smoother then Barq's
Store Brand- is my mid range and preferred if I'm unable to get A&W or on a budget
A&W- Is by far my top favorite!
Now I have also had Captain with IBC cream soda and Ginger Ale.
Cream Soda- To sweet.
Ginger Ale- Tastes like cream soda and is pretty smooth.
Root Beer Float
Pint Glass (Your average glass)
Fill at least halfway with ice to all the way
1/4 of the glass of Captain Morgan Spiced Rum
The rest A&W Root Beer
Stir really well and continue to stir as you sip on this delicious relaxing drink!