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DIY Root Beer Liqueur Recipe

DIY Root Beer Liqueur Recipe
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1 1/2 cups water

1 teaspoon sassafras root bark

1 teaspoon sarsaparilla root bark

1 teaspoon birch bark

1 whole star anise

1 teaspoon crushed ginger

1 sprig chocolate mint

Peeled zest from 1 lemon

2 tablespoons brown sugar

1/4 cup granulated sugar

1 tablespoon molasses

1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 1/2 cups vodka


Combine water, sassafras, sarsaparilla, birch, anise, ginger, mint, and lemon zest in a pot over medium heat and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and cover, then let it steep for 2 hours. Place a fine-mesh sieve lined with cheesecloth over a new pot and strain the liquid into it. Add brown sugar, granulated sugar, and molasses to the pot and bring to a boil over medium heat. Remove from heat and add vanilla, then let the mixture cool. Pour cooled liquid into a sealable glass jar and add vodka. Seal and shake, then let the mixture rest for 1 day. Store at room temperature for up to 6 months. Refrigerate if desired.