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Sassafras Syrup for Homemade Root Beer

Add 1-2 spoonfuls to a glass of cold seltzer water for delicious root beer.
Yield:
3.5 cups
Step 1
6 cups • Water
3 oz • Fresh sassafras root
1 tsp • Coriander seeds
1 each • Star anise
1 each • Whole clove
1/4 cup • Dark molasses
4 leaf • Fresh mint leaves
3 cups • Granulated sugar
In a large saucepan over high heat - combine water, sassafras, coriander, star anise and clove. Bring to a boil, then reduce to low heat and simmer for 15 minutes.
Step 2
Add in molasses and stir to combine. Let the mixture simmer for 5 more minutes. Remove pan from heat. Add the mint leaves. Cover the pot with a tight-fitting lid. Allow to cool completely.
Step 3
Completely drain by pouring syrup through a fine-meshed sieve over a large measuring cup with pour spout. Remove and discard the roots and spices.
Step 4
Return the liquid to the saucepan. Add the sugar and bring this syrup to a boil. Reduce to low heat and let simmer for 5 minutes.
Step 5
Pour syrup into a large, clean, dry ball jar with lid. Let mixture cool completely.

You can store syrup in your refrigerator for up to one year.
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