Rosemary's Root Beer Tonic

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Description[edit]

This sweet, bracing drink from Rosemary Gladstar Slick is reminiscent of old-fashioned root beer, due to the sassafras. It has a cleansing, revivifying effect from the dandelion, burdock and sarsaparilla.

  • Makes about 4 cups

Ingredients[edit]

Procedures[edit]

  1. Mix together all ingredients and store in a tightly closed container.
  2. In a large pot combine 1 quart of water and 4 tablespoons of dry mixture.
  3. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes.
  4. Strain and sweeten with honey or stevia (also called "sweet herb") if desired.

Variation[edit]

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.