Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Moon River Root Beer Floats

As always happens, hearing Andy Williams singing "Moon River" brings me back to Auntie Vi's den, sitting on her sofa with my sister Polly, watching Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's. Drinking root beer floats out of Auntie Vi's tall, colorful aluminum glasses, using her silver iced tea spoons to fish bits of vanilla ice cream into our mouths. We loved spending the night at Auntie Vi's as our beloved great aunt let us stay up 'late' to watch movies - a real treat as we sometimes did not have a television at home, although we did have set bedtimes.

In honor of Auntie Vi, who would now be 113, and Polly, who would be 52, I offer my memory of our Moon River Root Beer Floats.

Put a scoop of your favorite vanilla ice cream (no low fat or frozen yogurt please....)into a tall glass, then fill the glass with a good quality root beer.
Stir with an iced tea spoon.

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