Yield: 1 Batch
1 ts Dry yeast
1/2 c ;Water, warm
2 c Sugar, granulated
1 qt ;Water, hot
4 ts Rootbeer extract
Dissolve yeast in 1/2 cup warm water. Dissolve sugar in 1 quart hot water.
Mix together dissolved yeast, sugar and root beer extract in gallon jar. Fill
jar with warm water and stir until all ingredients are well combined. Cover
jar. Set in warm sun for four hours. It will be ready to drink the next day.
Chill soft drink before serving.
Beer Tonic Recipe
Yield: 4 Servings
3 oz Sassafras Bark, dried
2 oz Sarsaparilla, dried
1 oz Dandelion Root, dried
1 oz Burdock Root, dried
1/2 oz Ground Ginger
1/2 oz Ground Cinnamon
1/4 oz Orange Peel, dried
Reminiscent of old-fashioned drink, due to the sassafras. It has a
cleansing, revivifying effect from the dandelion, burdock and sarsaparilla.
Mix together all ingredients and store in a tightly closed container. In a
large pot combine 1 quart of water and 4 tablespoons of dry mixture. Bring to a
boil, cover and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes. Strain and sweeten with honey or
stevia (also called "sweet herb") if desired. Makes about 4 cups
Variation: For iced tea, chill the simmered
mixture, then dilute it with 1 quart of sparkling water. Serve over ice with a
twist of orange peel.