Prairie dawgs


Photo by corndoggie (Tucson)

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5 Responses to “Prairie dawgs”

  1. unclebanjo Says:

    So what’s the secret to making Coke? Well, here’s what was written in the notebook:

    The recipe:

    Fluid extract of Coca: 3 drams USP
    Citric acid: 3 oz
    Caffeine: 1 oz
    Sugar: 30 (unclear quantity)
    Water: 2.5 gal
    Lime juice: 2 pints, 1 quart
    Vanilla: 1 oz
    Caramel: 1.5 oz or more for color

    The secret 7X flavor (use 2 oz of flavor to 5 gals syrup):
    Alcohol: 8 oz
    Orange oil: 20 drops
    Lemon oil: 30 drops
    Nutmeg oil: 10 drops
    Coriander: 5 drops
    Neroli: 10 drops
    Cinnamon: 10 drops

    Pemberton had reportedly hit upon the formula for Coke in an attempt to overcome the addiction to morphine he contracted after the Civil War, so it’s perhaps not surprising that, in addition to alcohol, the drink originally contained Coca leaves laced with cocaine. After Atlanta passed a local prohibition ordinance in the 1890s, the company took the booze out of the formula, and the company has used cocaine-free coca leaves since 1904.

    When the beverage debuted in Atlanta-area pharmacies owned by friends of Pemberton, marketers pronounced it “a shot in the arm”– while Pemberton himself hailed it as a cure for cure pain, impotence and headaches. In our more enlightened age, of course, we know that Coke “adds life”–together with a dollop or two of neroli and nutmeg oil.

  2. ?

  3. When you’re deeply into something, any stimulus simply leads back to the thing you are deeply into.

  4. In other words, nice photo, but it ‘aint Lonesome Liz.

  5. unclebanjo Says:

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