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       Title: ROSEMARY'S ROOT BEER TONIC
  Categories: Beverages, Vegetarian
       Yield: 4 servings
  
       3 oz Sassafras Bark, dried
       2 oz Sarsaparilla, dried
       1 oz Dandelion Root, dried
       1 oz Burdock Root, dried
     1/2 oz Ground Ginger
     1/2 oz Ground Cinnamon
     1/4 oz Orange Peel, dried
  
   This sweet, bracing drink from Rosemary Gladstar Slick
   is reminiscent of old-fashioned root beer, due to the
   sassafras.  It has a cleansing, revivifying effect
   from the dandelion, burdock and sarsaparilla.
   
   Mix together all ingredients and store in a tightly
   closed container. In a large pot combine 1 quart of
   water and 4 tablespoons of dry mixture. Bring to a
   boil, cover and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes. Strain
   and sweeten with honey or stevia (also called “sweet
   herb”) if desired.
   
   Makes about 4 cups
   
   Variation:  For iced tea, chill the simmered mixture,
   then dilute it with 1 quart of sparkling water.  Serve
   over ice with a twist of orange peel.
   
   Source: Vegetarian Times, April 1993
   
   Shared by: Norman R. Brown From: Bob Emert
  
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