I’ve always been fascinated by recipes that use coca cola. There’s something a little naughty about cooking with a drink my mother wouldn’t let me drink as a child. Maybe it’s also the fact that it’s such an artificial but addictive flavour that makes it seem just a little edgy. A glass of orange juice may be just as sweet but wouldn’t seem half as wild.
To be honest, I don’t often drink cola and when I do I usually have the diet versions, but for cooking you need the sugar that’s in the real thing. I have no idea what it would be like made with Diet Coke but I’m not going to risk spoiling a meal by having a go. If you do, please tell me.