Recipe ingredients and directions:
24-Hour Root Beer
Yield: 1 gallon
1 tsp. dry yeast
1 cup lukewarm water
2 cups sugar
5 tsp. root beer extract
6-10 dried raisins
Dissolve yeast in 1 cup lukewarm water. Let stand five
Combine sugar and extract. Add yeast mixture to it.
Pour into gallon jug, then fill with lukewarm water,
stopping 1 inch from the top. Add dried raisins for
Cover jar and set in the sun for 3 hours. Refrigerate
overnight. Drink the next day!
IS IT COKE?
An 84-year-old retired beverage distributor claimed recently that
he had the original Coca-Cola formula for almost 40 years.
Lee Williams wrote in to Dallas Morning News columnist Marylin
Schwartz, after she had written about the new Coke in her column.
Williams said he had been given the formula in 1948, when he had a
sales route for the Dr. Pepper Company.
A pharmacist named John Reed told him that he used to make his
own syrup for the cola because he had been given the original
recipe. Reed said he had gotten it from an ingredient
salesman who wanted to sell him the ingredients for the syrup.
He then pulled the formula from a file marked "1898" and let
Williams make a copy of it.
If it's true, this is your big chance to make up a batch of "The
Real Thing" yourself. Here's the recipe:
30 pounds of sugar
2 gallons of water
2 pints of lime juice
4 ounces of citrate of caffeine
2 ounces of citric acid
1 ounce of extract of vanilla
6 drams (3/4 ounce) of fluid extract of cola
Don't forget to mix it with carbonated water before you drink it,
like the fountain drink. If you try it, let us know how it comes
out. Warning: Drink at your own risk.
(If they haven't proved that any of these ingredients causes
cancer yet, I'm sure it's just a matter of time.)
According to the Coca-Cola Company, the formula has never been
given out. But who knows? this could be the biggest leak
Category: Beverages & Drinks Recipes