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Old 07-11-2008, 02:28 AM   #1
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Anyone have a good cola receipe? I have heard they are very hard.

 
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Old 07-11-2008, 12:51 PM   #2
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I've never made this before, but it's called "OpenCola" a play on open source technology

Open Cola recipe

I know that most people use a cola extract, but that might take some fun out of it.
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Old 07-11-2008, 08:26 PM   #3
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Yeah, I saw that. Thanks for the info. I was hoping someone out there has tried to make cola. It sounds kind of hard.

 
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Old 07-12-2008, 01:55 PM   #4
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Not to dis open source, but you can't make a real cola without Kola Nut extract.
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Old 07-13-2008, 04:41 AM   #5
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Not to dis open source, but you can't make a real cola without Kola Nut extract.
If he's trying to make something similar to pepsi or coke, which no longer use kola nut, it's a moot point. I had cola made with kola nut in Latin America, and it really does not taste like what we're use to.

 
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Old 07-13-2008, 04:51 AM   #6
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I found this on the net:


Ingredients you will need:

2 Tablespoons Sugar

1 teaspoon Vanilla

1/4 teaspoon Cinnamon

1 teaspoon Bottled Lime Juice

1 Cup Club Soda

Mix all the ingredients together and pour over ice. The look of the soda will look different than regular cola but the taste is similar. You can vary the lime juice and amount

of sugar to fit your taste.

Not sure now well it will turnout, but it would be nice to find a recipe that uses ingredient that are easier to come by, instead of oils.

 
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Old 07-14-2008, 01:29 AM   #7
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Thanks, I think I have all of that stuff so I can give it a try.

 
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Old 02-17-2009, 07:46 AM   #8
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Did anyone try newell456's recipe? How did it taste?

 
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Old 02-18-2009, 05:52 PM   #9
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I've tried recipes similar to that (with vanilla bean, cinnamon, and lime), but I've never made a cola that tasted much like the real thing. I've even used Kola nut powder, which is actually a little bitter. I think caramel caramel would help (psychologically at least) since they always look so pale.

 
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Old 02-18-2009, 05:53 PM   #10
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And if you want to very traditional/authentic, don't forget the Cocaine!
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