Copycat A+W Root Beer Recipe

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Copycat A+W Root Beer Recipe

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Root beer isn’t just for the summer. In fact our family enjoys root beer all year long. Why? because we LOVE the flavor. We have been making our own root beer for years now. We make it so we know we are drinking root beer with no additives. I am all for homemade foods from scratch and this amazing root beer recipe is going to rock your tastebuds. It almost tastes identical to A+W root beer, but made with only a few ingredients. Here is some history on root beer I think you are going to enjoy.

Sassafras root beverages were made by Native Americans for culinary and medicinal reasons before the arrival of Europeans in North America, but European culinary techniques have been applied to making traditional sassafras-based beverages similar to root beer since the 16th and 17th centuries. Root beer was sold in confectionery stores since the 1840s, and written recipes for root beer have been documented since the 1860s. It is possible that it was combined with soda as early as the 1850s, and root beer sold in stores was most often sold as a syrup rather than a ready-made beverage

What You Need:

  • 3/4 cup of sugar.
  • 3/4 cup hot water.
  • 1  teaspoon root beer concentrate.
  • 1 liter carbonated water or seltzer water.


  • Dissolve the sugar in the hot water (you can do this over the stove or you can do it the easy way, boil a kettle, if you have one and use that water instead!).
  • Once it’s completely dissolved add the root beer concentrate, let it cool completely.
  • Add 1 liter of cold seltzer water to the mixture.
  • It tastes best if you serve the drink over ice, Drink immediately or store in fridge. Even better if you drink right away and ad a scoop of vanilla ice cream and make root beer floats.

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