Friday, March 19, 2010

Root Beer Grows Up

With all due respect to the floats of our youth, ours is strictly for the 21-and-over crowd
by Lora Zarubin

root beer floot, root liquor, granita Nigel Cox

Who doesn't have a childhood memory of root beer? Mine is vacationing in Napa Valley when I was a kid and always stopping at the local A&W in St. Helena for a hamburger and a frosty mug. Unlike most youngsters, I was not a fan of soda pop in general, but even then I was taken with root beer's complexity of flavors, which were more unusual and provocative than any other soft drink. MORE HERE.

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