Pemberton created a flavoured syrup, took it to his neighbourhood pharmacy, where it was mixed with carbonated water and deemed 'excellent' by those who sampled it. It was originally marketed as a temperance drink and intended as medicine.
Dr. Pemberton's partner and bookkeeper, Frank M. Robinson, is credited with naming the beverage "Coca‑Cola" and the font which it still uses today.
Coca‑Cola is proud to have played a part in happy occasions around the globe over the years, and since appearing on television screens back in 1950 has been renowned for its memorable Christmas connotations such as the festive red trucks and artwork of Santa. It's something that can't be missed, especially during the festive season.
Of course, there's nothing more relaxing than the refreshing taste of Coca-Cola, but sometimes you might want something a little bit stronger. With dark spirits making a comeback, especially at this time of year, Coca Cola launched their range of Signature Mixers specially designed to be enjoyed with dark spirits. For the first time in 130 years, Coca Cola teamed up with some of the world's leading mixologists, inviting them to experiment with over 200 traditional and contemporary ingredients to co-create four sophisticated new flavours. Don't forget to check them out: Smoky, Spicy, Herbal and Woody.
See their video below on how the mixers were made.