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Cola syrup:
1 quart water
Finely grated zest and juice of 1 lemon
Finely grated zest and juice of 1 lime
Finely grated zest and juice of 2 oranges
3 large (5-inch) cinnamon sticks, broken into small pieces
2 tablespoons dried bitter orange peel
2 teaspoons coriander seed
1/4 teaspoon finely grated nutmeg
1 teaspoon gum arabic (optional)
2 pounds sugar
1/4 cup browning sauce, such as Kitchen Bouquet (Tamarind paste is used in Coca Cola)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Extracts aren't necessary for cola flavor. After all, those extracts originally started as real ingredients, so why not go right to the source? This formula yields a beautiful cola concoction using all fresh and dried ingredients, readily available in most home refrigerators and spice cupboards. The one ingredient you might have to search for is gum arabic. It's there for mouthfeel rather than flavor, so if you don't have it, your cola will still be delicious; it will just seem a little thin.

Combine the water, lemon zest, lime zest, orange zest, cinnamon, bitter orange peel, coriander seed, nutmeg, and gum arabic (if using) in a large saucepan. Whisk together until the gum arabic dissolves. Stir in the sugar and bring to a boil, stirring until the sugar dissolves.
 Boil for 1 minute.
 Remove from the heat and stir in the lemon, lime, and orange juices, along with the browning sauce and vanilla. Let cool, then strain.
 This syrup will keep in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
Prepare the cola syrup as described, then carbonate as desired.

To mix with seltzer
Yield: 1 serving
 1/2 cup cola syrup
1 1/2 cups seltzer
Pour the syrup into a tall glass. Add the seltzer and stir just until blended. Add ice and serve.

To carbonate with a siphon
Yield: 3 servings
3 1/4 cups water
4 3/4 cup cola syrup
Combine the water and syrup in a 1-quart soda siphon. Charge with CO2 according to the manufacturer's directions. Siphon-charged sodas can be stored in the siphon in a refrigerator for up to 5 days. Disperse as desired into tall glasses filled with ice, and serve.
To brew
Yield: 5 quarts
 4 quarts lukewarm (80-90°F) water
1 batch cola syrup
1/8 teaspoon champagne yeast (Saccharomyces bayanus)
Combine the water and syrup in a large container. Test the temperature; the mixture should be at a warm room temperature, from 75 to 80°F. (If it is too hot, let it sit until it cools a bit. If it is too cold, warm it over low heat.) Add the yeast and stir until it is completely dissolved.
Pour the mixture into sanitized plastic bottles using a sanitized kitchen funnel, leaving 1 1/4 inches of air space at the top of each bottle. Seal the bottles. Store for 2 to 4 days at room temperature. When the bottles feel rock hard, the soda is fully carbonated.
Refrigerate for at least 1 week before serving; drink within 3 weeks to avoid overcarbonation.

Kentucky Cola
Pour 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) Jack Daniels over ice cubes in a tall glass, and fill with cola.
Mind Bender
Pour 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) dark rum and 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) golden tequila over ice cubes in a tall glass, and fill with cola.

Cherry Cola
Pour 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) cherry liqueur and 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) light rum over ice in a rocks glass, and fill with cola. Garnish with a cherry.
Reprinted with permission from Homemade Soda by Andrew Schloss.

Enough for 5 quarts brewed cola

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Chuck Ross sent me this recipe after a nice trip to New Bedford area to purchase a house for a flip.




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