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  • welcome friends today in the kitchen we're gonna do something a little bit
  • special we're going to do the 1880s Pemberton coca-cola formula and so
  • Pemberton is the guy who invented coca-cola recipe
  • he invented coca-cola in the hopes that he could wean himself off of morphine
  • with cocaine in the end it didn't work for him. so so he came up with this
  • formula and this is out of one of his notebooks and it is by no means the
  • recipe or formula the coca-cola uses today and they're very adamant about
  • that but by making this it should give us a little bit of insight into where
  • this product started and what it tasted like at the beginning and often what
  • things taste like way back then is nothing like they do today so I started
  • out with some high proof alcohol you want to get the highest proof that you
  • possibly can and so what I've got is 76% 152 proof grain alcohol that's the
  • highest that I can get where I live if you can get higher make sure it's food
  • grade make sure that you can drink it because you can get yourself into very
  • solid trouble if you don't make sure it's food grade which brings us to the
  • next thing which are these essential oils now I first wanted to do this back
  • in 2011 what eight nine years ago I heard a broadcast This American Life on
  • NPR and it was all about this formula and it really intrigued me and I wanted
  • to do it and at that time everyone said to me don't bother you can't get all the
  • ingredients and they were right I couldn't get all the ingredients and you
  • know what I still can't get all of the ingredients so these are food grade oils
  • that you need to get there in this form pretty toxic you don't want to touch
  • them you don't want to get them on you and there was one in particular that I
  • couldn't get and that is neroli oil and tiny
  • a little bottle of neroli oil like this this is five mils of neroli oil was four
  • hundred and eighty dollars us to get this little bottle and the company said
  • to me oh we can get it for you at a cheaper break if you buy four hundred
  • pounds it's 1.2 million like I don't think I need 400 pounds of neroli oil so
  • the first thing we need to do is measure tiny little amounts of these essential
  • oils and mix them into this alcohol and so I've got these tiny little syringes
  • they're one milliliter each and we'll measure these out being very careful not
  • to cross staminate not to get it on your hands and to get the right amounts so
  • the oils we're working with our orange lemon nutmeg coriander neroli and
  • cinnamon oil so the first substitution is bitter orange oil instead of Naru Li
  • or neroli everyone seems to say that's going to be fine
  • so this is our 7x formula this is the 7x flavoring and we're only going to use a
  • tiny little bit of this for a couple gallons of coca-cola very tiny little
  • bit the next substitution that you have to make is is the coca part it is
  • illegal to have coca leaves in North America and you need coca leaf extract
  • there's no cocaine in coca-cola anymore they they pull that out in a factory
  • apparently in New Jersey and then only put in the bittering compounds from the
  • coca leaf but since we can't have coca leaves I'm worked around a little bit
  • and I found another extract that has sort of the same flavonoid bittering
  • compounds and I'm gonna give that a try I think you should probably just leave
  • it out though I'm a little worried obviously that wasn't a real coca leaf
  • I'm a little worried that I'm not going to get it quite right
  • so now we move on to the sugar syrup component so we're gonna start it with
  • some water in a big pot
  • and the next thing is to weigh out the sugar so I know that everyone has been
  • freaked out for years that you know perhaps way back there was cocaine and
  • coca-cola I would posit that the real killer in this soft drink is the sugar
  • like that's a lot of sugar so and it goes into the water and we want to just
  • we just want to dissolve that we're making a simple syrup
  • it's we'll just gently heat this and stir it until the sugar has dissolved
  • while the sugar is dissolving I am going to juice some limes so the sugar is
  • pretty much dissolved and now we just add in caramel
  • okay the sugar syrup is dissolved we didn't bring it up to a boil we didn't
  • really get it hot just warm enough that the sugar crystals disappear into the
  • water next in is vanilla I've got my notes open because I just want to make
  • sure I get this right so in goes the vanilla and I normally don't measure
  • vanilla I free pour but somehow this time I think it's important to to
  • measure this is off to the point where if you were using extract of coca you
  • would put it in we're not putting anything in and I decided not to put
  • anything in in its place so next in is the caffeine extract now I
  • know it's called coca after the coca leaf and cola after the Kola nut but by
  • 1880 1885 Pemberton already wasn't using Kola nut he was only using citrate of
  • caffeine so directly he had decided that it wasn't the flavor that he was after
  • it was the caffeine that he was after so he stopped using Kola nut at that point
  • and there's no reason to believe that Coca Cola is using Kola nut anymore so
  • it's just straight caffeine mixture 3.75 mils and apparently this is
  • about five times the amount of caffeine that is in Cola beverages today at the
  • store or any beverage today at the store are really high caffeine
  • what's that goes in the lime juice so freshly squozen lime juice and citric
  • acid citric acid is something that is not used in today's coke you can tell
  • that because they use phosphoric acid I think it is on the label they do list
  • the acid that they use and that's it for the sugar syrup okay so we've got our 7x
  • flavor mixture and our sugar water caramel mixture and there's a bit of
  • math involved because you only use a very little bit like 1.5 milliliters per
  • liter of sugar syrup so I need to measure how much sugar syrup we have and
  • then determine how much 7x to mix into it so it looks like two point two five
  • liters so we need three milliliters of 7x
  • let's see living dangerously there we go
  • mix that in let's just give that a straight-up taste so this is this is
  • really concentrated let's just see if it's even edible huh I can see where
  • that's going let's see what Julie thinks a little
  • enthusiastic poor little yes on the first pour well I mean I want to make
  • sure that the I know that the carbonation mixed with the syrup and
  • also I've over carbonated that keg of water that's you got a kind of a
  • brownish brown tone it smells very there's no interesting there's it over
  • Smith yeah like there's a smell to it yeah there I get a lime I do get a lime
  • flavor overwhelming lime flavor okay that's the it's sweet it is sweet it's
  • very sweet but don't you sweet for me it's a refreshing beverage I like it
  • it's not coke I think it's too sweet oh oh no no no no but you can it would be
  • considered a : it's a brown beverage yeah it would go well with people who
  • like rum and coke it would do just fine Pepsi do you think it's like Pepsi I I
  • don't think I've ever had a Pepsi I don't think I've ever had a Pepsi yeah
  • you probably have anyway it doesn't matter um no no but it's I can see how
  • this evolved into coke this doesn't have the bite that Coke has there's a bitter
  • that sort of yeah yeah what I don't know that's a lovely beverage so I would just
  • might we make it less sweet yeah I would I would chop it some of the sugar
  • I've definitely chopped it some of the sugar and maybe up the amount of
  • 7x so an interesting experiment I think it's a worthwhile beverage yeah there's
  • the funny fun right yeah I mean as much as we look very you know it is longer
  • it's like we were we're not yeah it is a worthwhile beverage it's I
  • would definitely drink it I don't know that it's would stand up against beside
  • a coke but in order to actually test this we are going to do the ultimate
  • Pepsi challenge we're going to test this against you stated yourself I know again
  • well I am part of the Pepsi generation I'm gonna we're gonna do this Coke and
  • Pepsi Canadian Coke and Pepsi okay Mexican Coke and Pepsi okay Jessica just
  • came true yeah oh okay the actual Mexican Coke versus Mexican colas yes
  • like the would probably find a hurry dose see if we can find the hurry toes
  • Mexican Cola Inca Cola Inca Cola and wild card thumbs up thumbs up yeah yeah
  • another colas type in the world and so we'll do a blind tasting of all of them
  • the reality is all of the large manufacturers of beverages have multiple
  • versions of their beverages that they serve sell it in multiple nations
  • because everybody has a slightly different palate depending upon what the
  • reading and what they're matching it with right so there's so many versions
  • so if you want to try the 1886 Pemberton Coca Cola recipe give it a shot I mean
  • there's a couple there's no cocaine that's know so that might change the
  • fact it's not good as exciting might have been long ago with that shot of
  • cocaine I think that's pretty good I think that's pretty good and the fact
  • that we now have two and a half liters of syrup I feel like we're gonna have to
  • host a children's party between all the other beverages we've made recently yeah
  • pop and chips for everybody two and a half liters yeah we're gonna we've got a
  • lot of this to go through it next we're stopping by
  • see you consume

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1886 Pemberton Coca Cola Recipe Test
Ever wonder how to make the worlds favourite soda pop Coca Cola? Very few people know the 'real' secret recipe... but there are versions out there hand written by the inventor of Coke - John Pemberton.
Our diy Coca Cola recipe follows his 1886 version. Glen got the idea to do this back in 2011 from an NPR radio show called 'This American Life', but getting the ingredients for Coca Cola wasn't easy... and still isn't.

Obviously Coca loaf extract is the biggie in the room - but even Neroli Oil Extract is hard to get; in that it’s so expensive!
So if you are going to set out and make Coca Cola at home, or any Cola recipe at home; there will be some comprises. In the end, even with compromises, the flavour profile of the Coke recipes is so complex that minor variations are hard to detect.

Merchandise 7x Flavour [Use 2 oz flavour (below) to 5 gals syrup (I used 15mL per 19L, or 1.3mL / 1L)]
236 mL (8 oz) high proof food grade alcohol
20 drops (0.5g / 1 mL) Orange Oil
30 drops (0.75g / 1.5 mL) Lemon Oil
10 drops (0.25g / .5 mL) Nutmeg Oil
5 drops (0.125g / .25 mL) Coriander Oil
10 drops (0.25g / .5 mL) Neroli Oil (You can sub Bitter Orange Oil)
10 drops (0.25g / .5 mL) Cinnamon (Cassia / True Cinnamon) Oil

Original Sugar Syrup Recipe:
FE Coca (Fluid Extract of Coca) 3 drams USP (10.5 mL)
Citric Acid 3 oz (85g)
Caffeine 1 oz (30 mL)
Sugar 30 #
Water 2.5 gal
Lime Juice 2 pints (473 mL)
Vanilla 1 oz (30 mL)
Caramel 1.5 oz or more to colour

I made 1/8 Original and re-ordered the ingredients to order of use:
Water 1.18L
Sugar 1.7 Kg
Caramel 5.5 mL
FE Coca 1.3 mL (not used)
Vanilla 3.75 mL
Caffeine 3.75 mL
Lime Juice 59.12 mL
Citric Acid 10.6g

Mix together all of the ingredients of the 7X Flavour.
Set this aside in a sealed bottle.
Heat the water sugar and caramel in a large pot.
Stirring continuously, just until sugar is dissolved.
Take off the heat and mix in vanilla, caffeine, lime juice and citric acid.
Stir to fully combine.
Add a measured amount of 7X flavouring to the sugar syrup.

Mix with carbonated water at a ratio of one part syrup and 5 parts water.

Here are the links to the original This American Life story:

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