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Dessert you can drink

Lord Hobo’s boozy Root Beer Float.

A Root Beer Float photographed at Lord Hobo in Cambridge.

Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe

Stout is the last thing to be poured into the Root Beer Float at Lord Hobo, creating a foamy cascade that helps give this cocktail its name. Made of Sailor Jerry rum, draft stout, Pepsi, and – the key ingredient – a birch-bark liqueur called Root, all over ice, the Root Beer Float sounds like a car crash, but it’s delicious. Try it with Parmesan-dusted truffle fries at this cozy, noisy Cambridge pub. Who needs ice cream?

LORD HOBO > 92 Hampshire Street, Cambridge, 617-250-8454,

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