Real root beer

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Recipe for Real Root Beer, a refreshing natural old fashioned herb soft drink.


  • 2 teaspoons sarsaparilla root
  • 1 teaspoon licorice root
  • 1 teaspoon wintergreen leaves
  • 1 teaspoon stevia leaves (optional for sweetness)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon bark
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 quart carbonated water


  1. Simmer herbs in the water in 10 minutes, then remove from heat. Cover the pan and let cool. Strain out herbs, add carbonated water and serve.
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