Tuesday/ Coca-Cola’s secret recipe

The most famous of the cola carbonated beverages that was originally flavored by kola nut, and citric acids (now commonly flavored artificially) is of course Coca-Cola.   Invented in Atlanta by druggist John Pemberton in 1886, his original recipe contained alcohol and coca leaves laced with cocaine.    So are the recent reports of the secret recipe (further down)  such a big deal?  Maybe not, since any would-be imitator is up against the international brand which is such a presence,  it is often seen as a symbol of the United States !

I bought these Coca-Colas in Hong Kong last month.  They are from Japan.  So : are these little containers bottles, or are they cans?

The recipe ..

Fluid extract of Coca: 3 drams USP
Citric acid: 3 oz
Caffeine: 1 oz
Sugar: 30 (unclear quantity)
Water: 2.5 gal
Lime juice: 2 pints, 1 quart
Vanilla: 1 oz
Caramel: 1.5 oz or more for color

The secret 7X flavor (use 2 oz of flavor to 5 gals syrup) :
Alcohol: 8 oz
Orange oil: 20 drops
Lemon oil: 30 drops
Nutmeg oil: 10 drops
Coriander: 5 drops
Neroli: 10 drops  .. a plant oil produced from the blossom of the bitter orange tree
Cinnamon: 10 drops

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