When the drought season comes, which is only a month away and that unbearable heat strikes you, what are you craving the most? I bet a cold zizzling Coca-Cola would do the trick. But do you that Coca-Cola will turn 134 years old this year? Surprise champ, Coca-Cola is even older than our country. wait a sec, to add to more of your surprises, the Coca-cola recipe was invented by a pharmacist.
Coca-cola was born in Atlanta, Georgia, on May 8, 1886, by the hand and brilliant mind of Dr. John Stith Pemberton and He was a local pharmacist. Dr. Pmberton was an Atlanta chemist and former Confederate army officer who crafted cough medicines and other concoctions in his spare time. Dr. Pemberton’s partner and bookkeeper, Frank M. Robinson, suggested the name and penned the now famous trademark “Coca-Cola” in his unique script.
Dr. Pemberton never realized the potential of the beverage he created. He gradually sold portions of his business to various partners and, just prior to his death in 1888, sold his remaining interest in Coca-Cola to Asa G. Candler. An Atlantan with great business acumen, Mr. Candler proceeded to buy additional rights and acquire complete control and immediately placed it for safekeeping in the then Georgia Trust bank.
The recipe for Coca-Cola made by Dr. Pemberton is a modern myth in pop culture and the business industry. The company is committed to keeping its own. Speculation about the recipe has been a popular talking point for more than a century, proving good for business. If you look up on YouTube there’s has been so many creators trying to debunk this recipe.
Fluid extract of Coca: 3 drams USP
Citric acid: 3 oz
Caffeine: 1 oz
Sugar: 30 (unclear quantity, possibly pounds)
Water: 2.5 gallons
Lime juice: 2 pints, 1 quart
Vanilla: 1 oz
Caramel: 1.5 oz or more to color
Into every five gallons of syrup, add 2 oz of the following seven-part flavoring:
Alcohol: 8 oz
Orange oil: 20 drops
Lemon oil: 30 drops
Nutmeg oil: 10 drops
Coriander oil: 5 drops
Neroli oil: 10 drops
Cinnamon oil: 10 drops
Ira has tracked down a copy of the recipe, the original of which is still supposedly held in a burglar-proof vault at the Sun Trust bank in Atlanta, Georgia. So, the myth of Coca-cola lives on.