Alternate Root

Alternate Root recipe

Alternate Root Ingredients

Alternate Root Instructions

The Alternate Root cocktail is a refreshing and tangy drink that is perfect for any occasion. This cocktail is made with a unique blend of flavors that will awaken your taste buds and leave you wanting more. Whether you are hosting a party or simply relaxing at home, the Alternate Root is sure to be a hit.

To make the Alternate Root, start by gathering all the necessary ingredients. Once you have everything ready, it's time to get mixing. Begin by adding a generous amount of ice to a shaker. Next, pour in the desired amount of vodka, followed by a splash of fresh lime juice. Give the shaker a good shake to combine all the ingredients.

Once the cocktail is well mixed, strain it into a chilled glass. Garnish with a slice of lime or a sprig of mint for an extra touch of freshness. Now, it's time to sit back, relax, and enjoy your Alternate Root cocktail.

The beauty of the Alternate Root cocktail lies in its versatility. You can easily customize it to suit your taste preferences. If you prefer a sweeter drink, add a dash of simple syrup or a splash of fruit juice. For a more tart flavor, increase the amount of lime juice or add a squeeze of lemon. Experiment with different variations until you find the perfect balance of flavors.

So, the next time you're in the mood for a tangy and refreshing drink, give the Alternate Root cocktail a try. With its unique blend of flavors and customizable nature, it's sure to become a favorite in your cocktail repertoire. Cheers!

Best served in a Highball Glass.

Alternate Root Drink Recipe

The Origins and Recipe of Alternate Root Drink

Alternate Root is a refreshing non-alcoholic drink that has its origins in the United States. It was created as an alternative to traditional root beer for those who prefer a lighter, more herbal flavor profile.


  • 2 cups seltzer water

  • 1/4 cup honey or maple syrup

  • 1 tablespoon molasses

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • A pinch of ground cinnamon and nutmeg (optional)

  • Sliced lemon or orange for garnish (optional)


  1. In a small saucepan, combine the seltzer water, honey or maple syrup, molasses, vanilla extract, and spices over medium heat.

  2. Cook the mixture until it starts to simmer, stirring occasionally to dissolve the sweeteners.
  3. Remove from heat and let cool completely before transferring to a glass pitcher.

  4. Add ice cubes to individual glasses and pour the Alternate Root drink over them.

  5. Garnish with sliced lemon or orange if desired.

    Enjoy your homemade Alternate Root drink!

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