root beer, soda
Source: Bob Gorman (semantic!bob@uunet.UU.NET)
Issue #685, 7/23/91
Recipes from Early American Life, August 1975, Pg 12, titled "Making
Your Own Soda Pop", by Caroline Kitchen Riddle.
Ingredients: (for 2-1/4 gallons)
- 2 gallons of water
- 1 1/2 cups, honey
- 3 tablespoons, ground sarsaparilla
- 1 tablespoon, sassafras
- 1 heaping tablespoon, hops
- 1/4 teaspoon, ground coriander
- 1/4 teaspoon, wintergreen extract (Almost all natural)
- 1/4 teaspoon, yeast
Place the sarsaparilla, sassafras, hops, and coriander into an enameled
or stainless steel pan. Cover them with water and bring to a boil.
Reduce the heat and allow them to just barely simmer for 12 hours,
making sure the water does not all evaporate. Strain out the solids and
add the liquid to 2 gallons of water that has been boiled and cooled to
lukewarm. Stir in the honey, wintergreen extract, and the yeast
dissolved in 2/3 cup warm water. Stir the mixture thoroughly and allow
it to mellow for several hours. You can then siphon off the root beer
into a clean container before bottling, or fill the bottles immediately.
Makes about two dozen 12-ounce bottles.