Drizzle's Root Beer Recipe December 14 2016, 0 Comments
ROOTS:1 T sassafras root bark
1 T sarsaparilla root
1 T licorice root
1 T ginger root
FINISHERS:1 1/2 cups brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup molasses
1/8 teaspoon ale yeast
1 gallon filtered water
- Combine 2 quarts water, roots and aromatics in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, and cook for 10 minutes. Remove pot from heat, cover, and let steep for 2 hours.
- Strain liquid through fine mesh strainer lined with cheesecloth into large pot. Add remaining 2 quarts water along with the brown sugar and molasses. Stir until mixture is integrated, then cover.
- Let cool to 75°F, then stir in yeast and let it sit for 15 minutes. Fill bottles with mixture, leaving 2 inches of space at top. Cork or cap bottles. Keep at room temperature for 36 hours, or until desired carbonation
- Place bottles in the refrigerator for 2 days before drinking. You can store refrigerated root beer for about one month.