Leave it to those rabble-rousers at NPR to break the story of the century. Yes, everybody’s fav hipster, Ira Glass of “This American Life” has published the original recipe for Coca-Cola after blowing up a photo of the inventor of Coke’s recipe book from 1886. Originally created by a morphine-addled Civil War soldier as an addiction cure, competitors such as Pepsi long ago figured out most of the ingredients. However, Coke’s mysterious “7X ingredient,” responsible for that distinctive bubbly burn, has never before been revealed.
See the full recipe and photo after the jump.