I have a few interesting drink quirks. Whenever I’m on an airplane, I always order cranapple juice. If I’m having a cocktail at the bar, it’s usually tequila-based. At restaurants, I resort to my childhood favorites: lemonade or root beer. Lately, root beer has been winning my attention, and for good reason: there are some amazingly delicious root beers on the market!
On a recent lunch date with the teacher man at SPIN! Pizza in Overland Park, Kansas, I got a bottle of Lost Trail Root Beer to wash down my melanzane (roasted eggplant, goat cheese and caramelized onions) pizza. Although my root beer experiences have been limited (who hasn’t downed A&W or Jones root beer?), I have a newfound love for Lost Trail Root Beer. It’s made with real sugar (no nasty high fructose corn syrup!) at Louisburg Cider Mill, located just 27 miles from Overland Park.
A bottle (12 ounces) of Lost Trail Root Beer has 150 calories and 37 delicious grams of real sugar. Totally worth it.
I’m excited to stock my fridge with more of this delicious, local root beer. Instead of having Lost Trail Root Beer with my dinner at home, I’m going to try it as dessert (because yes, I eat dessert after every meal). Check out this fun, simple recipe from the folks at Lost Trail Root Beer (I may or may not have edited the recipe to fit my needs!):
2 scoops vanilla ice cream
1 bottle Lost Trail Root Beer
Lots of chocolate syrup
Lots of whipped cream
1 maraschino cherry
1. Scoop vanilla ice cream into a large tumbler glass or bowl.
2. Add as much chocolate syrup as necessary (I tend to be heavy-handed with the chocolate!).
3. Pour Lost Trail Root Beer over the vanilla ice cream and chocolate syrup.
4. Spoon some whipped cream on top of your creation, garnish with a cherry, and enjoy!
What is your favorite brand of root beer? Have you tried Lost Trail Root Beer? What root beers should I try next?