1 quart filtered water
1/2 oz Sarsaparilla Root(approx 15 grams )
1/2 oz Sassafras Root Bark(approx 15 grams)
1/2 oz Dandelion Root(approx 15 grams)
1/4 oz Licorice Root(approx 8 grams)
3/4 inch peeled fresh Ginger Root
2 heaping TB dried Spearmint Leaves
1 Cinnamon Stick
1 Vanilla Bean, split lengthwise, seeds scraped out and reserved
1 1/2 cups organic cane sugar*
* if you would prefer it a little less sweet feel free to start with less sugar and add to taste
1 - STERILIZED 1 liter soda bottle
In a large pot pour the filtered water, add all the herb ingredients and bring to a boil.
Reduce heat to medium low, cover and simmer for 30 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to steep for 6 hours, stirring a few times every now and the.
When it has been well steeped, strain out all solids
Bring to a low boil, add sugar and stir until well dissolved.
Mix with club soda or seltzer water ( I use a ratio of about 2 oz concentrate to 6 oz soda but feel free to play) and serve over ice.