Coca-Cola is turning 125!
Believe it or not America's favorite beverage has been around officially for a century and a quarter. According to the company, Dr. John S. Pemberton created the drink on on May 8, 1886 in Atlanta, Georgia, and it was first served at Jacob's Pharmacy.
Hence the anniversary.
The true nature of Coke is one of life's great mysteries. Though 'This American Life' claimed to have discovered the recipe back in February, 2011 the company has never acknowledged that this was, in fact, the correct formula. The real, "official" recipe remains a mystery.
That doesn't mean you can't still enjoy a classic Coke.
But if you're feeling adventurous, or even just a little curious, there's quite a few eccentric recipes out there that use Coca-Cola to transform ordinary dishes into something completely new. In honor of arguably the world's most famous beverage maker we've put together some of the tastiest Coca-Cola recipes you can imagine, from roasts to cake to French onion soup.