I’m completely loving ROOT liqueur! The following is a quick tale about how it saved last Saturday night.
By the time I got home, the Boyfriend had converted our swish home into a complete mess. Apparently, while I was clocking hours at Flatiron Wines & Spirits, he’d spent his Saturday drinking cheap IPA. Smelly, soggy fries and the remnants of a burger disgraced the kitchen table. I hate ketchup. It was sloshing away on left over fries. Gross.
Luckily, I’d brought home some organic Root Liquer
. The mere presence of it lightened the dire, man cave-y atmosphere. It’s made of wild roots like sassafras, sarsaparilla, and birch bark (among others) and comes in a neat bottle depicting fine drawings of the ingredients on the back.
Enjoying it together reminded me that he’s not such a slob at all. We geeked-out about it’s place in American history (invented by Native Americans, it inspired the creation of root beer soda during prohibition) and over-analyzed the hot, gingery zing it leaves on the palate. Just a couple sips and I was over the fact that our place looked like a bachelor pad and smelled like a fast food joint.
Continuing with the laissé-faire attitude of that particular Saturday, we did some mixology experiments and found that, combined with a little Rhum Agricole
and cheap bourbon
, it makes a great addition to butter pecan milkshakes and it’s also not too shabby in peppermint tea either. Yeah, it turned into that kind of night.
The final word: herbal Root Liquer is nostalgic and fun, like hard root beer candies for grown-ups.