Add some fizzy sparkle to your life and discover the delicious and refreshing world of homemade soft drinks. Drawing on centuries-old traditions from American general stores and pharmacy soda fountains, this fun and informative guide has recipes for perennial favorites like birch beer and ginger beer, as well as more adventurous concoctions like Molasses Switchel and Dandelion Champagne. Stephen Cresswell provides easy-to-follow directions that cover everything from extracting the earthy undertones of sassafras for an exciting root beer to whipping up a caffeine-charged Coffee Whizzer.
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About the Author
Stephen Cresswell is a history professor at West Virginia Wesleyan College and an avid homebrewer of beers and soft drinks, which accounts for his extensive research on historical recipes and old fashioned brewing techniques found in his book, Homemade Root Beer, Soda & Pop.
Table of Contents
1. Root Beers in American History
3. First Batches: Root Beer and Ginger Ale
4. Basic Modern Recipes
5. Switchells, Shrubs, Vinegar Drinks, and Mulled Beverages
6. Ingredients for Devising Your Own Recipes
7. Ensuring Variety
A. Sources for Beverage-Making Supplies
B. Tapping Trees
C. Metric Conversion Chart
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
There's more to this book than just recipes. You'll find interesting info about the origins of root beer and other early beverages. A full-bodied, book with depth and distinct aroma.