Making Natural Sodas With Roots & Herbs
by Robin Nelson-Shellenbarger
Root beer used to be made with all sorts of roots and berries to make that distinct root beer flavor. Ginger was originally made with actual ginger root. Ever hear of Sarsaparilla in the old Western movies? That drink was made with Sarsaparilla root. Birch beer was actually a non-alcoholic drink made with birch bark and other ingredients.