How Now, Black Cow?

The Ultimate Root-Beer Float, as served at DayDream Pool Club and M Resort Main Pool, $25

Who among us doesn’t have lasting childhood memories of dropping heaping scoops of vanilla ice cream into a giant, frosty mug of root beer? Whether you called it a Black Cow or a root-beer float, those who never enjoyed the creamy, sweet and iconic treat can make up for lost memories while tanning their own hide poolside at M Resort. Of course, this is a tipsy float …

“I was inspired by SnöBar’s new line of alcohol-infused ice creams,” says M Resort director of pool and nightlife operations Joe Bravo. “They’re the perfect product to cool off with at the pool, so I knew I had to incorporate them into a cocktail that could be enjoyed at DayDream.”

We’d scream for that.


Drop three scoops (about 12 ounces) of SnöBar Brandy Alexander alcohol-infused ice cream into a chilled 32-ounce mug. Fill halfway with root beer. Add 1½ ounces Three Olives Root Beer vodka and fill the remaining portion of the glass with root beer till a nice frosty head is achieved.

Mise En Place


Santa Monica, Calif.-based SnöBar debuted in Las Vegas this spring, and already its adults-only products are popping up poolside all over town as well as in retail locations. SnöBar makes four flavors of alcohol-infused ice creams based on iconic cocktails of the 1960s, including the Grasshopper (green mint), Pink Squirrel, Brandy Alexander, and Brandy Alexander with chocolate chips. Also making a splash are SnoBar’s single-serve, non-dairy, alcohol-infused popsicles in Margarita and Cosmopolitan flavors. SnöBar creators Shannon and Eddie Masjedi met in Las Vegas a decade ago. “I love ice cream, he loves alcohol, and we got tired of fighting,” says Shannon of the project’s genesis. The Masjedis have already created 65 flavors with alcohol contents varying from 8.2-14.6 percent for the 21-and-over crowd. Look for SnöBar popsicles at the Hard Rock’s Beachlife pool complex ($10), or pick them up at Lee’s Discount Liquor ($5 popsicles, $27 ice cream).