Home Made Rootbeer Syrup

Ingredients:

  • 1 heaping cup of sassafras roots (legal in Canada, you may have to dig for them yourself in the USA — google it)
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 vanilla pods (scraped, then add whole pod into the pot)
  • 1 whole star anise
  • 1 stick real cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp chopped wintergreen
  • 1 tsp grains of paradise

Additionally, you will need

  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 cup of fructose (or normal sugar, I prefer fructose)

Method

Buy or dig up sassafras roots (common tree on the east coast of the US and Canada). Clean like crazy. Chop up into small 1/4" bits, get a heaping cup. If you’re buying, make sure it’s clean, but also remember the stuff you buy is almost always more potent than the stuff you dig up.

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Hello there. I like espresso. And coffee. And photography. And cocktails. And topical news. And espresso.