December 22, 2014 7

Root + Cream Cocktails

Root + Cream Cocktails | @withfoodandlove

Other than the non-stop holiday tunes blasting from my Songza all month long, it hasn’t felt much like Christmas.

With our move on the horizon, I’d say we’ve been rather preoccupied. We made the decision early on to skip the tree and decorations and gifts altogether this year. Our moving truck is coming in less than one week, I mean I haven’t even packed one single thing yet and we’re heading to New York tomorrow to celebrate the holidays.

Gah! Moving in December is seriously crazy-town. But nothing can get done while we’re away, right? Exactly. So I’m vowing now to let it all go and really enjoy the hell out of the next few days.

New York is going to be so great. I’ll get to see my parents and all of my brothers and sisters. A Broadway show is happening, the Rockefeller tree is happening and lots and lots of yummy food, cozy drinks and laughs for days I’m sure. Now that will feel like Christmas, and I can’t wait.

Root + Cream Cocktails | @withfoodandlove

Root + Cream Cocktails | @withfoodandlove

Root + Cream Cocktails | @withfoodandlove

But before I hit the road so many things still need to happen. Laundry must get washed, brownies must get baked, gifts need to be wrapped and bags gotta get packed. So I’m bringing you a quick little two-ingredient Christmas cocktail. These Root n’ Cream Cocktails are too easy friends and I’m gonna tell how to whip it together below.

But first, a little shameless self-promotion because I was featured on this list!

These babes are powered by Art in the Age – my favorite spirits in all the land. ROOT is not a root beer flavored vodka or syrupy sweet liqueur. ROOT is a botanical blend of sassafras, sarsaparilla, birch bark and other wild roots and herbs. And if you’ve never tried it, really you should.

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Root + Cream Cocktails | @withfoodandlove

Root + Cream Cocktails

Prep Time 1 min
Cook Time 1 min
Total Time 2 mins
Serves 1

This recipe makes 1 drink and doubles beautifully as a dessert. If you can't find ROOT where you live, simply sub in 1 ounce vodka and equal parts coconut cream and root beer.


  • 1 ounce Art in the Age ROOT
  • 5 ounces full-fat coconut milk
  • cocoa powder, garnish


  1. Fill a short glass with ice.
  2. Pour in the ROOT {or vodka + root beer} and top with coconut milk and give it a stir.
  3. Dust with cocoa powder.
  4. Enjoy responsibly!

This post is in partnership with Art in the Age; all opinions are my own.

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7 Responses to "Root + Cream Cocktails"

  1. Reply


    December 23, 2014 at 9:52 AM

    Good luck on your move, girl!! It will feel so nice once you’re all unpacked and settled in! These cocktails look absolutely amazing. I love sassafras, so I definitely need to get ahold of a bottle of ROOT! Happy Holidays, m’dear!

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    Kelly - A Side of Sweet

    December 25, 2014 at 4:03 PM

    Root!? Sounds so refreshing and delicious! Thanks for sharing!

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    December 26, 2014 at 2:37 PM

    That cocktail recipe looks beautiful! Hope you had a nice Christmas, good luck with your move, and I hope you have a very Happy New Year! xo, Carol

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      January 5, 2015 at 3:04 PM

      Thanks so much Carol!! All the success, peace and health to you in 2015. xo

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    kristie {birch and wild}

    December 27, 2014 at 6:51 PM

    This looks like a seriously lovely combination. All the best in the New year and good luck with the move!

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    Whit @ Jewhungry

    January 1, 2015 at 8:40 PM

    This cocktail is everything I wanna be sipping. Yum. Good luck with the move! It’s so stressful but so satisfying when it’s all complete.

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      January 5, 2015 at 3:03 PM

      Thanks love!! Moving mission, halfway complete; I am currently half-sane. xo

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