My grandsons visited and left some cans of AW Root Beer. I decided to try it in a sauce for wild duck. I bagged several wild ducks while hunting the salt water flats near Rock port, TX. It is a rather sweet preparation and tastes good on duck.
Mix the salt, black pepper, marjoram, thyme, sage, paprika, garlic powder in a bowl. Dredge the duck breasts in this mixture. Heat the olive oil and butter in a heavy skillet. When the oil is smoking add the duck breasts with the flour coating and fry until there is a nice brown crust on each breast on each side. Remove the breasts to a baking dish and place in a 400 degree oven for 10 minutes. Remember, wild duck is best when still a little pink inside.
Meanwhile, mix the cornstarch in with the chicken broth, then add to the skillet and stir to loosen drippings. Turn down the heat and simmer while preparing the sugar and vinegar in a saucepan. When the sugar has melted add the sauce from the skillet. Add the root beer to the sauce pan. Simmer until slightly thickened. Add the white wine and serve over slices of the roasted duck breast.