A uniquely American spirit, Root has a history dating back to the 1700s. “Root Tea” was an herbal remedy passed to English settlers by the Native Americans. During the temperance movement the alcohol was removed from “Root Tea,” and Root Beer was born. Until this year, the original formula has been dormant, only now resurrected by Art in the Age (and the folks behind Sailor Jerry Rum and Hendricks Gin). They’ve recreated “Root Tea,” as a certified organic 80 proof liquor. Enjoy alone or as a mixed drink.