Recipes and Notes:


how to make Coca Cola by Flavor Lab

Recipe here


He said at the end of the video that he would add less sugar and play with the flavor ratios.

How to Mass Produce Coca Cola at Home by My Name Is Andong

🌰 Cola Syrup Recipe (makes about 500ml)
400g sugar
300ml water
zest of 1 lemon
zest of 1 orange
zest of 1 lime 1/4 tsp freshly ground nutmeg
1 stick or 1/2 tsp of cassia or cinnamon, freshly ground
2 Tbsp coriander seeds, crushed
1/4 tsp dried rosemary, or a small twig of fresh
1/8 tsp ground clove
7,5g citric acid


He said it does NOT taste like coke and we might need the oils. Also, has some recomended fanta and sprite recipes too.

Coca-Cola's Secret Recipe - How To Make At Home by Vintage American Cocktails

•••••••Syrup Recipe•••••••
• 2.4 lbs (1.1 kg) White Sugar
• 2 tsp (10 g) Citric Acid
• 26 oz (770 mLs) Hot Water
• 1/3 oz (10 mLs) Lime Juice
• 800 mg Caffeine
• 1 oz (30 mLs) Caramel Coloring
[DISCLAIMER] I am listing the Coca extract for historical purposes ONLY. Obviously cocaine is an illegal substance for personal use and should not be added to the drink
• 5.5 oz (160 mLs) coca fluid extract
• 30 Drops (1.5 mLs) 7x Coca-Cola Flavor
• 0.5 - 1 tsp (3 - 5 mLs) Vanilla Extract

•••••••7x Coca-Cola Flavor•••••••
• 8 oz (240 mLs) High Proof Neutral Spirit
• 20 Drops (1 mL) Orange Oil
• 30 Drops (1.5 mLs) Lemon Oil
• 10 Drops (0.5 mL) Nutmeg Oil
• 10 Drops (0.5 mL) Coriander Oil
• 10 Drops (0.5 mL) Cinnamon Oil
• 10 Drops (0.5 mL) Neroli Oil

Japanese Jigger

1). Combine white sugar, citric acid, hot water, lime juice, caffeine, and caramel coloring in a large heat resistant mixing bowl. [DISCLAIMER] I am listing the Coca extract for historical purposes ONLY. Obviously cocaine is an illegal substance for personal use and should not be added to the drink.
2). In a glass jar combine a high proof neutral spirit, orange oil, lemon oil, nutmeg oil, coriander oil, cinnamon oil, and neroli oil. Swizzle or mix quickly with a wire whisk.
3). Add 30 Drops (1.5 mLs) of 7x coca-cola flavor to the syrup.
4). Add 0.5 - 1 tsp (3 - 5 mLs) vanilla extract to the syrup.
5). To make a drink combine 2 oz (60 mLs) Coca-Cola Syrup with 10 oz (300 mLs) Soda Water.


This is the 1886 Pemberton Coke recipe.

How to make Coke by Whathowtry

Flavorlab recipe


He said that real coke tastes more artificial, more cokey, and less sweet. He also said they taste very similar. Again, this is the flavorlab recipe. Interesting.

Recreating the original 1886 Coke recipe by JOLLY

Glen and Friends 1886 Recipe


They said it tastes just like coke!

Discover the Coca Cola recipe secret | How To Cook That Ann Reardon by How To Cook That

Burnt Caramel Sryup, Light Caramel Syrup, lots of sugar syrup, no cinnamon, bit of bay leaf, tiny bit of orange, some green tea, tartaric acid, no citric acid


They taste pretty close and this is a bit less sweet than coke. It's a bit more acidic but it tastes like a "cola".

The Squozen Cola Recipe Project by Glen And Friends Cooking

Original 1886 recipe:

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 Or 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.

Squozen Cola:

Flavour emulsion:
7.50 mL orange oil
7.00 mL lime oil
2.00 mL lemon oil
0.80 mL cassia oil
1.50 mL nutmeg oil
0.50 mL coriander oil
0.50 mL lavender oil
0.50 mL neroli oil
20g gum arabic
40 mL water

Measure out the oils into a small glass container.
In a high sides glass mixing jug, whisk together the gum arabic and the water.
While whisking the gum mixture at high speed, slowly dribble in the oils mixture.
Whisk at high speed for 15-20 minutes, or until oils and water emulsify.
No oils should be visible on the surface.

Cola Concentrate:
200 mL double strength caramel colouring
65 mL citric acid
100 mL water
22 mL vanilla extract
2 - 5 mL Kola extract depending on your caffeine tolerance
Flavour emulsion from above

Add the caramel colouring to a medium glass flask.
In another glass container stir the citric acid into the water and mix until clear.
Add the citric acid water to the caramel.
Mix in the Vanilla and the Kola extract.
Whisk in the flavour emulsion.
This is the cola concentrate, which will make 90L of cola.

The Cola Syrup:
800 mL water
1.4 kG sugar
27 - 32 mL cola concentrate depending on your taste

Dissolve the sugar in the water over low heat.
This will take a while, stir and be patient.
Continue stirring until the syrup is clear, remove from the heat and allow to cool to room temp.
Stir in the cola concentrate.
This cola syrup will make 14L of cola.

Mixing the cola
The cola is a 7:1 mix.
1 part cola syrup to 7 parts carbonated water.
You can mix by the glass, or in a corny keg.


1886: They say it's too sweet and doesn't taste like coke.
Squozen: Tastes like a nice cola but doesn't taste like coke. Cube cola method is good.

Overall Notes:

Flavorlab recipe needs less sugar and some different flavor ratios,
Andong told us we might need the fancy oils, a jigger might be useful,
How To Cook That recipe with more sugar and less tartaric acid,
1886 recipe with sugar to taste, maybe cube cola method?