Root beer is a great, traditional North American beverage brewed with sassafras root, licorice root, and sarsaparilla root. Most historians believe that the invention of an actual root beer recipe happened by pure accident, because of an inventive pharmacist, eager to create a miracle drug.
In 1870, an unknown pharmacist experimenting with many roots, berries and herbs, created a recipe for root beer which contained juniper, wintergreen, spikenard, pipsissewa, sarsaparilla, vanilla beans, hops, dog grass, birch bark and licorice. This drink was in fact medicinal in nature. Unfortunately, nowadays companies make their root beers from commercially sold root beer concentrates which include many questionable ingredients….Readmore