‘Good Ol’ Root Beer Float’

What’s more fun than crashing your car into 7-Eleven?

For starters, walking in there without actually destroying anything and grabbing the ingredients for a perfect “Good Ol’ Root Beer Float.”

But just in case, stay away from the glass window and first a.isle.

Someone last week drove into Hanama‘ulu’s 7-Eleven — literally. The accident was a deja vu of a similar incident about a year ago, when an elderly woman drove half of her car inside Lihu‘e’s 7-Eleven.

And don’t forget when another person also about a year ago did the same in Waipouli, this time crashing into Fun Factory — probably for the lack of a 7-Eleven on the Eastside.

And that, my friends, is probably why you shouldn’t add anything that contains alcohol into your “Good Ol’ Root Beer Float.” Keep it pure.

That is not to say that those were drunken drivers who in Quixotic fashion thought they were fighting dragons instead of storefronts. But it is to say, and I mean it, don’t drink and drive.

Mad drivers and badly damaged storefronts apart, if you’re ever craving for a chilling refreshment any time of day (or night, because 7-Eleven never sleeps) hurry up an get yourself the ingredients for a “Good Ol’ Root Beer Float” at a store near you.

‘Good Ol’ Root Beer Float’

1 pint of pure vanilla ice cream

1 pint of root beer

Driving skills

Fill up three-quarters of a glass with root beer. Scoop up the cream and gently place it on top of the beer. Watch the foam rise, and drink it before it spills all over the place. Do not, I repeat, do not do this while driving, or you may end up inside a 7-Eleven — without getting out of your car.

There are hundreds of root beer brands across the United States, and even more brands of ice cream. Well, it’s a great opportunity to create almost infinite combinations of a “Good Ol’ Root Beer Float.”


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