by Tyler Cowen
on January 17, 2007 at 7:56 am
in Food and Drink
Hot Coke with Ginger, A Possibly Magical Elixir.
In older times the recipe was made with brown sugar water, but now the traditionalists prefer Coke; the recipe, however, is "cola-neutral." The pointer is from Yan Li.
i have been asking for years why people don’t drink hot coke and, even more surprisingly, why coke hasn’t been pushing a coffee-like variant of its signature drink. i always assumed it just didn’t work (bad taste, became syrupy, whatever) because, otherwise, hard to see why coke (and amateur experimenters) weren’t already pushing this.
Perhaps because hot coke will act as a laxative
Why is it news?
When I was in Hong Kong 15 years ago, corner stores sold hot coke in winter — the glass bottle ones, which sat in hot water bath all day.
You can also order coke with lemon or ginger, hot or cold, in restaurants.
A friend told me there has been a few Chinese recipes for cooking a variety of meat with soft drinks. Those have been flying around for years.
There was a great article on BBC news last year on how people in rural India had started to use coke as a pesticide– worked just as well, it seems, and they could buy it far cheaper than any other pesticide.
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