We are at a restaurant last night, when a person at another table requested a root beer. The waiter apologized and responded that they don't have any root beer. My wife said that it was surprising that there wasn't any at the bar. My reply: "Why? What use would a bar have for root beer?"
Between us we could not think of a mixed drink that includes root beer. We are not big drinkers, and certainly don't keep up with current drinking trends. So I thought I would ask. Does anyone know of any popular (or maybe not popular any more) mixed drinks made with root beer? Do you actually order this drink?