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Caffeine Free Coca-Cola

Caffeine Free Cola Recipe

If you can't find your favorite caffeine free cola, make your own! This is a bit crazy, but if you're desperate, why not try it. It's all natural and quick to make.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings 12 people


  • 1 quart water
  • 7 1/2 cups sugar about 2lbs
  • 1 lemon, zest and juice
  • 1 lime, zest and juice
  • 2 oranges, zest and juice
  • 3 cinnamon sticks, broken or 1/4 tsp ground
  • 2 tsp coriander seeds
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 2 slices fresh ginger or 1/4 tsp ground dried ginger
  • 1/4 cup Kitchen Bouquet or other browning sauce
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract


  • Add water, sugar, fruit zest, cinnamon, coriander, nutmeg and ginger into a sauce pot over high heat. Bring to a boil for 1 minute and then turn off the heat. Allow to cool to room temperature.
  • Add fruit juices, Kitchen Bouquet and vanilla.
  • Strain mixture.
  • To make a cola drink, add 1/2 cup of syrup to 1 1/2 cups carbonated water. Mix gently and add ice.
  • Store leftover syrup in the refrigerator for two weeks.


This isn't going to taste exactly like Coca-Cola or Pepsi, but will definitely be recognizable as cola. But, it's caffeine free!