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What is sarsaparilla?

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What is sarsaparilla?

Remember Sunday morning cartoons when Yosemite Sam walks into a bar and orders a SAS-pa-RELla? Ever wonder what that is? Or maybe you're lucky enough to have tried a refreshingly cold mug of sarsaparilla at some point. Maybe you thought it tasted a heck of a lot like root beer. Well, it basically is a type of root beer. Sarsaparilla is made from the root of Smilax ornata, a vine native to parts of Central and South America and the Caribbean. Root beer can be made from numerous plants, though most modern flavors use winter green extract combined with other...

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Mocha Float

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Mocha Float

Try this refreshing treat using 2 scoops coffee ice cream and topped of with Hosmer chocolate soda. It tastes just like a Frappuccino.    

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Classic Ice Cream Floats

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Classic Ice Cream Floats

Here's an infographic on classic floats!! How cute. I love how they were called "cows". Some of them are regionally named. For example a Black Cow may be chocolate ice cream and root beer in one area but may be considered vanilla ice cream and cola in another. What creations can you come up with? Check out all of our soda flavors and create your own!

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