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Cocktail Review: Kitchen 24's Root Beer Float Martini

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Ever since we first heard of it we've been dying to try out the Root Beer Float Martini ($10) at Kitchen 24 in the Cahuenga Corridor in Hollywood. Is it a cocktail or is it dessert?

This concoction shows up at your table as a small scoop of vanilla ice cream in a martini glass and a mini shaker filled with Three Olives Root Beer Vodka and creme de cacao. You pour the sweet dark liquid over your ice cream recreating this soda fountain classic with an alcoholic twist.

With the blob of ice cream floating in your martini glass it's sorta awkward to consume. Should you carefully spoon out and eat the ice cream first or let it melt and then drink all that? Whatever you decide, this drink is a delight. It's only missing the fun fizziness of the traditional float. Also, it's too small! The K24 folks should consider using a bigger martini glass.

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