Root Beer Floats and Taco Bar

Root Beer Floats and Taco Bar
Mario and Courtney Lopez show you how to put together the perfect food/beverage combination for your next party.
Root Beer Floats and Taco Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Mexican, American

For Root Beer Floats:

  • Frosted mug
  • A&W Root Beer
  • Vanilla Ice Cream

For Taco Bar:

  • 1 head romaine lettuce, shredded and refrigerated (until crisp and dry)
  • 8 radishes, thinly sliced (about 3/4 cup)
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro, plus more for garnish
  • 3 limes, cut into wedges
  • 1 pound queso fresco, crumbled, or Monterey Jack, shredded
  • 8 ounces sour cream
  • Roasted-Tomato Salsa
  • Salsa Verde
  • Salsa Cruda
  • Cooked Carnitas
  • Cooked Chicken
  • 1 to 2 packages corn tortillas (12 count)


Root Beer Floats:

  1. Start with a frosted mug
  2. Add 2 scoops of vanilla ice cream
  3. Fill to top with A&W Root Beer

Taco Bar:

  1. Arrange lettuce, radishes, and cilantro on a large platter. Place limes, cheese, sour cream, and salsas in separate serving dishes. Place chicken and pork in separate warm serving bowls. Garnish chicken with cilantro.
  2. Toast each tortilla in a hot skillet or directly over a gas flame until softened, 15 to 20 seconds per side. Stack tortillas in a dish towel, keeping them wrapped.
  3. Arrange all of the ingredients so family members can make their own tacos.