Monday, July 27, 2009
I'm sure you're wondering why someone would want to make their own root beer. So here's how it goes. You take one american girl who just loves root beer, I mean really loves root beer. She loves it with tons and tons of ice cubes and espically loves it on a hot day. You take that american girl and stick her in the netherlands and watch her go through withdrawls when she can't find it. Then one day she finds it in the store in a weird section of the store labeled food from around the world..huh? It's 81 cents wich isn't bad..until she does the math in her head..4 cans will cost her almost 5 american dollars..thats not good when you are on a budget. She sends her Dad an e-mail and he sends over root beer concentrate. She's happy. She's really happy because not only is it super cheap to make but tastes better than the can stuffed they are selling here. So thats how a person goes about making their own root beer! ha ha. I have yet to find a dutch person who likes root beer..or pumpkin pie for that matter. My husband swears it tastes like toothpaste. I swear he's just plain crazy.
Sometime I will do a post dedicated to odd food finds,funny names they have for american items,how they label certain things "american food" and they taste nothing like it should and just plain gross foods I have found. However lets get back to the root beer. I made it yesterday and it was so freaking fantastic! **The only important catch is to drink it all when you mix the concentrate with the club soda water. If you don't it will go stale on you real fast**. I'm going to be making this alot when the weather gets warmer..will it ever get warmer? summer seems to come in august. This recipe comes straight from the McCormick root beer concentrate package.
1 1/2 cups Water
3/4 cup Sugar
1 1/2 tsp. Root Beer Concentrate
1 liter COLD Club Soda water,selzter OR Club Soda
Bring water to boil in medium saucepan. Stir in sugar and whisk until dissolved. Add concentrate,whisk until well mixed. Cool down,pour into container and store in refrigerate until ready to serve. Slowly pour soda into root beer mixture and stir to combine. Serve with lots of ice in the glass.