Sip On This Sassafras
In addition to introducing the settlers to popcorn, inventing Thanksgiving and rocking some incredible rain dances, in the 1700’s, the Native Americans also taught the colonial settlers how to create root liquor. Sadly, over the years, the temperance movement led to the removal of its alcohol content, and all we were left with was root beer. NOT that root beer isn’t fantastic, especially with a scoop of French Vanilla, BUT thankfully, a small distiller named Art in the Age has recreated this American classic, Root Liquor ($30.00). Using original methods and organic ingredients like sassafras, sarsaparilla, birch bark and other wild roots and herbs, this spirit is incredibly aromatic and unique, with complex flavors, strong notes of birch, peppery herbaceousness, spices, citrus and vanilla bean. In other words—delicious. Pour some over ice and transform yourself into Man Who Smiles With Drink In Hand.