Root beer is a delicious and refreshing treat. Make this tasty beverage at home with a few ingredients and a little patience.
You will need
- A funnel
- A plastic bottle or jug with a top
- 1 cup of sugar
- u00bc teaspoon baker's yeast
- 1 tablespoon root beer extract
Step 1 Place funnel in bottle Place the funnel in the top of the bottle.
Make sure the bottle is clean before using.
Step 2 Pour sugar Pour the sugar through the funnel into the bottle.
Step 3 Add yeast Add the yeast to the sugar and shake the bottle to thoroughly mix the sugar and yeast together.
Step 4 Add root beer extract Add one tablespoon of root beer extract to the mixture.
Swirl the bottle to make the sugar and yeast mixture concave, making a little bowl to catch the root beer extract.
Step 5 Add water Add cold water through the funnel until the bottle is half way full.
Step 6 Shake Swirl the mixture around until the sugar and yeast are dissolved.
Step 7 Add water Add more cold water, leaving 1 to 2 inches from the top of the bottle empty. Put the cap on tightly and gently swirl and tip the container until everything’s thoroughly mixed.
Step 8 Let sit Let the mixture sit at room temperature for 2 to 4 days. When the bottle hardens from the gas build-up inside, it is time to put it in the refrigerator.
Over carbonating the root beer can cause the bottle to explode.
Step 9 Open and enjoy Slowly unscrew the cap and enjoy. The root beer will have negligible alcohol content, but not enough to get anyone drunk.
Did You Know:
A&W root beer, founded in 1922, bears the initials of Roy Allen, inventor of root beer, and business partner Frank Wright.