While we certainly enjoy cozying up to a good gin and tonic to help take the edge off, the foodie in us often desires something a bit different, more tantalizing to the taste buds. That’s where the uniquely delicious, certified-organic Art in the Age ROOT comes into play. “What’s that?” is probably running through your mind right now.
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Well, here’s what the creatively innovative Philadelphia general store has to say about the origins of its delectable decoction:
ROOT traces its heritage all the way back to the 1700s when colonists were first introduced to the Root Tea that Native Americans would drink as an herbal remedy. Brewed from sassafras, sarsaparilla, wintergreen birch bark, and other roots and herbs, Root Tea was used to cure a variety of ailments. As colonial settlers passed the recipe down from generation to generation, the drink grew in potency and complexity. This was especially true in the Pennsylvania hinterlands where the ingredients naturally grew in abundance. These homemade, extra-strong Root Teas were a favorite in colonial homes and public houses all over the northeastern colonies.
Art in the Age ROOT is 80 proof (40% abv), and a 750ml bottle is available in PA liquor stores for $32.99 as well as online at HITIMEWINE.NET for $29.99 + shipping fees. You can check out some tasty ROOT recipes for your New Year’s Eve party or just everyday enjoyment HERE. Also try out more of Art in the Age’s historic all organic liquors – Snap and Rhuby.