We do love root beer around here!
Especially with a little ice cream and the homemade touch. We also love to have it on our pizza nights! It all just is down home goodness!
I have always been fascinated with the ol’ time flavor and the name sarsaparilla. There really is a difference in taste! It is stronger and really more delightful with the tastes of herbs like real vanilla and licorice root. Just amazing flavors pop out! I think you will like this!
This recipe makes a quart of syrup that you can use to make your root beer and as a syrup over your favorite ice cream too.
For any occasion, you will impress your family and friends with this special drink!
So here ya go:
4 cups of water
¼ sassafras bark
2 tbsp organic anise seed
2 organic vanilla beans or 4 tbsp of pure vanillaextract
½ tsp organiclicorice root
10 organic juniper berries
3 large organic hops flowers (optional but love the flavor)
How to Make:
Place 4 cups of water in a pot and bring to boil. Add sassafras bark and simmer 10 minutes. Stir in the rest of the ingredients and simmer for 15 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Strain the herbs using a large mesh strainer. Measure the resulting liquid and add ½ part of honey. To 1 part liquid. So if you have 2 cups of liquid add 1 cup of honey.
To make into a soda:
You can add your homemade root beer syrup to a sparkling soda machine or add Club soda to your syrup. Depending on taste you add however much syrup to your soda mixture.
Of course, serve in a mason jar to get that ol’ fashioned look! These are nice too for your everyday tea blend making or recipes.
ENJOY it we sure did!!!