some relative of the famous US Marshall, Wyatt Earp, supposedly was handed down a book of recipes and junk. whether the famous guy ever actually had anything to do with that book or if it was just some other relative with the last name is unclear. so in that book was a recipe for “dinner sauce” which they realized was barbeque sauce really. they decided to go with it and try it out and soon started making it for sale. flash forward a few years and someone realizes that sarsaparilla conjures images of the old west so they may as well get some name recognition off the bat, sort of a celebrity endorsement. thus was born this beverage. it was not in the book or anything, just a joint venture between a beverage company and a barbeque company in the end.
it looks nice at least. Mike Earp (the current relative, making the soda and BBQ sauce) is in his full get up, guns swing’n and mustache waxed up in front of a sheriff badge in front of a wanted poster type thing with bullet holes in it. yes, it is very multi-layered. so they have that going for them. the taste is not so multi-layered but it is fine. nothing special really though. i don’t think i would even classify this as a sarsaparilla, it is more a root beer to me. a little sharp though so that makes it lean more to the sarsaparilla side and less to the usual creamy root beer side. it seems a little overcarbonated but that is not reflected in the foam as it has a pretty small head. whatever. that adds to the sharp feel and to the burping i am doing right now. so it is ok, no great shakes, not offensive. not taking risks like ole Wyatt used to, but this is a calmer time, full of law men watching our every move, best to stay under the radar.
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|Type:||Sarsaparilla||Comes In:||12oz glass bottle|
|Available:||WA, online||Obtained in:||mail order|
Ingredients: carbonated water, pure cane sugar, natural and artificial flavors, phosphoric acid, caramel color, sodium benzoate (a preservative)