Published September 29, 2012
If you ask someone what the United States' national drink is, they'll probably answer "Coca-cola." But that was not always necessarily true. Root beer -- a carbonated drink brewed primarily from the root of the sassafras plant -- was first popularized in North America, and many Americans remember it fondly from their childhoods. Now, as Tatiana Vorozhko of VOA's Ukrainian Service tells us, there are some who think it may be staging a comeback.