I Had No Idea What My Great Great Grandma Was Out Drinking

And I bet you’d be surprised, too.

An old-timey A&W drive through
Photo by David Lusvardi on Unsplash

No one knows exactly when flavors were first added to soda water (a name coined in 1798), but there’s no question the mixtures became wildly popular in the late 1800s.

The most enduring creation of the era, minted in 1886, was a combination of African kola nut and South American…



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L.L. Kirchner

L.L. Kirchner

Award-winning screenwriter & best-selling author | GenXer | Terminally lapsed Catholic & recovering yoga teacher writing about what matters now | LLKirchner.com