Author: Darcy O'Neil

Writer, author of Fix the Pumps, chemist, beekeper and general do-er-of-things, Darcy can generally be found looking for new and interesting things to do, usually over a cocktail. Currently working on more soda fountain history.

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Coca-Cola’s Recipe

A few years ago I wrote a piece on the Secret of Cola and the ingredients used to make cola flavoured beverages. Obviously, Coca-Cola is...

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History of the Soda Fountain

Naturally carbonated waters, from volcanic springs, were well known throughout history and prized for their unique properties. The...

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Open Cola Recipe

This site is named Art of Drink for a reason and I’m trying to cover all aspects of the liquid world, not just alcohol, even though that...

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Pedro Ximénez Phosphate

When you think about the fortified wine called sherry, the soda fountain probably doesn’t come to mind, but it should. People have done a...

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Chemical Compositions

Tales of the Cocktail 2014 is just about a month away. As usual, I am presenting this year and I’m going back to my roots, chemistry. The...

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Raw Milk

Since this is a site dedicated to all things drink related, and milk is a delicious drink, I should probably tackle the debate over raw...

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The Seven Year Itch

Ever hear of the seven year itch? It’s a term that suggests happiness in a relationship declines around year seven of a marriage. I think...

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Honey Phosphate

Acid Phosphate is a cool ingredient to work with since it provides a pure sour taste without added flavours, like the oils in lemon or lime...

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Murder, Soda and Intrigue

We all know the history of alcohol’s prohibition, but did you know that the soda fountain also had its own prohibition? When I was...

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Behind the Scenes at AoD: Photography

I’ve always liked photography, though I’m not necessarily great at it, but I am getting better. When I started writing Art of Drink I...