We love our drinks, Coke, Dr. Pepper, Mountain Dew, vodka, whiskey, etc.  However did you know that a lot of drinks were originally made to do something different.

 

 Coca-Cola

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Coke was created in the Civil War era as a substitute for morphine and eventually was sold as as a medicine in pharmacies and soda shops.  Yes it is true in the early beginnings of the medicine, it did contain cocaine.

For the full history click here

Mountain Dew

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A couple of Tennessee boys came up with the formula of Mountain Dew so that they would have something to mix their whiskey with when drinking.  So Mountain Dew was originally a mixer.

For the full history click here.

Vodka

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Vodka originally started off as a medicine known as "gorzalka" before it turned into a drink enjoyed by millions.

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