On May 8th, 1886, the first Coca-Cola fountain drink was sold at Jacob’s Pharmacy in Atlanta, Georgia. (from the Atlanta History Center)
My first thought on reading about this was to wonder what kind of ice it was served with. I hope it was crushed ice. I really do.
In New York it is in style to serve cocktails and liquors with big ice cubes. That’s wonderful because it doesn’t water down your bourbon.
But it’s a totally different thing with Coke, in my opinion. Crush the ice. It should almost be soft it is so finely crushed. Practically snow for there is intense pleasure in chewing Coca-Cola flavored crushed ice.
For the record anyone from Atlanta can detect the presence of an “off-mix” of a fountain Coke within half a sip. It is not acceptable, and we might be bold enough to tell the restaurant’s proprietor of this sensory offense. But keep in mind, we’ve had a head start. We’ve been drinking fountain Cokes since 1886.
(Source: nzafro, via spencerlewis)