Rosemary's rootbeer tonic

Yield: 4 Servings

Measure Ingredient
3.00 ounce Sassafras Bark, dried
2.00 ounce Sarsaparilla, dried
1.00 ounce Dandelion Root, dried
1.00 ounce Burdock Root, dried
½ ounce Ground Ginger
½ ounce Ground Cinnamon
¼ ounce Orange Peel, dried

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.

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.

Source: Vegetarian Times, April 1993 Shared by: Norman R. Brown From: Bob Emert

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