Barbecues and Coca-Cola go perfectly together, that much is clear.  But few weekend Barbecuers know that Fanta and Coca-Cola are not only good in a glass, but also in sauces and marinades. Here are a few suggestions:

1. Coke Dressing


1 tablespoon mustard
25 ml balsamic vinegar 
100 ml Coca-Cola
50 ml olive oil

salt, pepper


  1. Combine the ingredients
  2. Season with salt and pepper

Good for: Salads and barbecued vegetables

2. Tomato and Lift Compote

1 kg tomatoes
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 diced shallots
150 ml Lift [apple]
salt, pepper
60 grams cold butter
1 bunch basil
  1. Cut crosses into the tomatoes and blanch them before immersing them in cold water, skinning and dicing them 
  2. Lightly fry the shallots and garlic in the olive oil, then add the lift 
  3. Leave to cook for 10 mins
  4. Add the tomatoes, and season with salt, pepper and sugar
  5. Add the butter in cubes and sprinkle with basil

Good for: Lamb chops, steak

3. Mezzo Mix Glaze

zest of 1 orange
juice of 2 oranges
200 ml Mezzo Mix
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 tasblespoons potato starch


  1. Heat all the ingredients together
  2. Stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens
  3. Brush over meat as it finishes grilling

Good for: Duck breast, spare ribs

4. Coke Marinade

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 finely diced onion
1 finely minced garlic clove
250 ml Ketchup
125 ml Coca-cola
4 tablespoons lemon juice
4 tablespoons cane sugar 

2 tablespoons wholegrain mustard


  1. Heat the onion and garlic in the oil
  2. Mix in the rest of the ingredients
  3. Stir over a low heat for around 10 mins, until cooked

Good for: Chicken wings

5. Fanta Mustard

800 ml Fanta
2 oranges
20 grams butter
120 grams medium heat mustard


  1. Cook the Fanta and the zest of the oranges together, stirring. 
  2. Add the butter and mustard and leave to cool.

Good for: Hot dogs, sausages, pork chops. This recipe is just as fun to make as it is to eat.