Spooner's to use motivational tactic getting a drink in America (4,4)
I believe the answer is:
Here is my best explanation:
'drink in america' is the definition.
'root beer' can be an answer for 'drink' (I've seen this before). I am not certain of the 'in america' bit.
I don't understand the rest of the clue.
This clue was last seen in The Independent