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Homemade Root Beer, Soda & Pop Paperback – January 6, 1998
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“This how-to book should appeal to those who don’t mind spending two hours to make a dozen bottles of signature soda.” ― Kansas City Star
“Yes, there is fun and adventure in the world of soft drinks, which Stephen Cresswell proves.” ― Pittsburgh
“This book gets an A+. A good variety of old fashioned recipes.” ― American Herb Association
“There’s a new book that will tell you everything you want to know about sarsaparilla, switchel, and more … You can make your own home brewed soft drinks pretty easily.” ― Anthony Dias Blue on WCBS Newsradio 88 Food & Wine report
From the Back Cover
From soda water to sarsaparilla, in Homemade Root Beer, Soda & Pop, you'll find easy-to-follow instructions for more than 60 traditional and modern soft drink recipes. Your whole family can make delicious batches of old favorites and experiment with new combinations of natural ingredients to create your own refreshing recipes.
You'll make fabulous, fizzy creations like:
-- Old-Fashioned Root Beer
-- Sarsaparilla Soda
-- Birch Beer
-- Virgin Islands Ginger Beer
-- Lemon-Lime Soda
-- Cherry Vanilla Soda
-- Cream Soda
-- Raspberry Shrub
-- Molasses Switchel
-- Coffee Whizzer
-- Fruit Smoothie
-- and much more!
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Top Customer Reviews
I especially love the birch beer, and so does everyone who has tasted the batch I made. I also like the molasses switchel and the fruit smoothie an awful lot.
Now that I know the basics, I have modified several recipes to make them sweeter or fizzier or fruitier, according to taste. I have also been bold enough to make my own celery tonic and, believe it or not, a very invigorating tabasco pop.
Get the book, bring over your buddies, and have a pop party!
There is interesting historical information in this book, and some recipes that look like they will be tasty, but as other reviewers have mentioned, many of these recipes are useful only for those east of the Appalachian mountains, because many of the necessary roots and herbs are not available fresh in the Western USA. This is a disappointing oversight on the part of the publisher, who should've pressed the author to do a bit of research to make this a more useful volume.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
good book, many interesting facts, looking forward to attempting many of the recipesPublished 8 months ago by michaelht1
Pretty much the only book of its kind, that is it gives recipes (some over 100 odd years old) for real Root Beer using sassafras roots. Read morePublished 8 months ago by B. P.
No one has access to sassafrass roots. I can buy them in the 'chopped' form but that is little help when all the recipes ask for roots in inches. . .Published 13 months ago by Sammy
Plenty of lovely recipes, historical facts and suggestions. I like the way it was put together. My kind of read.Published 15 months ago by Bim Henderson
As someone who is tempted to buy all of the "DIY" books for food and drink, I got this the second I saw it and its reviews. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Maximilian E. Chaoulideer