A key ingredient of root beer, Sarsaparilla has an almost medicinal sweet flavour with notes of vanilla, licorice, caramel, and mint. Added to tonics, soups, snacks, and desserts, Sarsaparilla has gained popularity with both ancient and contemporary people for its detoxifying and healing properties.
Sarsaparilla can still be used to create fizzy drinks and fresh teas, or you can infuse it into a simple syrup to use later in cocktails, drinks, and desserts. Try it in the batter of cakes or make it into a braising liquid for red meats
Pairs deliciously with:
Ice Cream, Tiramisu, Cupcakes with Vanilla Frosting, Braised Beef Cheeks
Origin & History
The natives of Central America were the first to use Sarsaparilla in the preparation of beverages and later as a medicine to boost immunity, fight inflammation, and promote longevity. Derived from a vine, it was introduced it to European settlers who believed it could cure syphilis. Sarsaparilla has been used to treat everything skin ailments to muscle pain and headaches. Sarsaparilla became a popular drink in the American West and the predecessor to modern-day root beer.
Sarsaparilla Root Powder
14 x 1/2 Tsp