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What was included in the original Pepsi-Cola recipe?
Digestive enzyme. Pepsi Cola, first introduced in 1898, was named after pepsin (enzyme) and kola (nuts). In 1931, the company entered bankruptcy and changed hands. The new owners changed the recipe to resemble more Coca-Cola.
Which common beverage was widely used as a really helpful medicine?
Tonic water. The bitter-tasting quinine was added to the drink as a prophylactic against malaria. Tonic water was originally intended for consumption in tropical areas of South Asia and Africa, where that disease is endemic. Originally, no sugar was added. Most tonic water today contains a less significant amount of quinine, so the taste is much milder.
Where does the name cappuccino come from?
The Capuchin friars. The name comes from the Capuchin friars, referring to the colour of their habits, and in this context referring to the colour of the beverage when milk is added in small portion to dark, brewed coffee. The physical appearance of a modern cappuccino with espresso créma and steamed milk is a result of a long evolution of the drink.
What is the main difference between Coca-Cola sold in the US, and the Coca-Cola sold in the EU?
Sugar. In the United States, Coca-Cola uses high-fructose corn syrup instead of sugar (sacharose) as its main sweetener. There is a small production of sugar-based "Kosher for Passover" Coca-Cola, as Ashkenazi Jews do not consume high fructose corn syrup during Passover.
Which alcoholic beverage is the most popular in the world?
Beer is the third most popular drink overall in the world, after water and tea.
What is a Curaçao liqueur flavored with?
Orange peel. Curaçao is made of dried peel of Laraha (Citrus aurantium currassuviencis), a citrus too bitter to be edible. The beverage and the plant come from Dutch Curaçao island by the coasts of Venezuela. Feral Laraha evolved from domesticated Seville orange brought to the island by Spanish settlers. Its peel is also used in medicine to treat stomach.
Which of the following is a bottom-fermented beer?
Baltic Porter is a very high alcohol, sweet, robust porter that originated in the Baltic states. Baltic Porter reflects both the character of original British Porters and the character of sweeter, highly alcoholic Russian Imperial Stouts.