Meet Kori Coffee’s Bubbly Buddy: Kori Ginger Coke

Words: Mikka Wee/Recipe Development, Styling, and Photography: Mylene Chung/September 17, 2012


If you’ve been an avid reader of this humble food blog (and of course, you have, right? Right???), then you would be familiar with one of our most popular recipes ever, Kori Coffee. Many of you loved the concept of ice coffee (not “iced”!) so today we’re introducing a new fizzy friend: Kori Ginger Coke.

What seems like an odd pairing of salabat (ginger tea) and the popular soda may raise a few eyebrows, but we’re not just playing around. Ginger tea is best known for its soothing properties, and has been used to treat clogged noses, sore throats and upset stomachs. Its flavor also has a kick of spice that can jolt you awake and improve your appetite.

Once mixed with Coke, the healing powers of ginger tea may no longer be effective, but its distinctive zing works its magic on the soda. After trying this recipe, you may not be able to enjoy your regular cola the same way again. The subtle hint of ginger brings a refreshing flavor to the sugary-sweet cola, and it’s really a wonder that makers of Coca Cola haven’t included this as variant in their flavor roster.

It may not have the “ageless immortality” effect of ambrosia, but it’s a great pick-me-up for the start of the new week.

Kori Ginger Coke

Total Time: 6 hours and 10 minutes / Yield: 3 servings


  • 3 cans regular Coca Cola
  • 2 bags English Breakfast tea
  • 3 pieces thumb-sized peeled ginger (about 2 Tbsp)
  • 1 lemon, quartered
  • 2 cups water


  1. In a pot, put tea bags, ginger, lemon and water.
  2. Heat and boil for 2 minutes. (Start count when it begins to boil.)
  3. Let cool. When ready, pour into ice trays and freeze for 6 hours or until frozen.
  4. Put ice cubes in a glass and add soda. Serve immediately.

Mikka Wee

Managing Editor

Mikka Wee’s goal is to travel the world with a backpack stuffed with her books and not much of an itinerary. With an appetite thrice the size of her 5-foot frame, waffles are the one thing that makes her weak in the knees. She also likes to torture herself with sci-fi movie marathons until her brain turns into goop. Her list of not-so-secret culinary crushes includes David Chang, Ivan Orkin, Rene Redzepi, and Anthony Bourdain. Alexander Supertramp is her hero. See More.

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  • mrdeliciousph

    No hair of the dog? How does this work?

    • hahaha You just turn Salabat or Lemon Ginger Tea into Ice Cubes and pour in some coke!!:D Try it Jeremy!

  • I want that ice cube tray! So adorable!

  • And I love salabat…better than medicine!

  • I’m guilty of drinking coke the morning after a night of binge drinking. I’ll remember to keep some of these ice cubes for next time. Though Jeremy’s right. A sure cure for a hangover is to chase it down with more alcohol a vicious cycle really. lol

  • mrdeliciousph

    One Advil, one multivitamin, triple shot of espresso, Gatorade, cheeseburger, done. Trust me, I’m a professional.

  • Mel Mel

    Where did you get these ice cube trays from? So cute!

    • Kat was able to get it from her latest Japan trip! They have some pretty cool stuff there.:) haha!

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