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Hot Dr Pepper
Drink Dr.Pepper Hot
Hot Dr. Pepper has been my favorite drink for over 40 years. Other people may enjoy coffee or tea, but not me, just give me my hot Dr. Pepper.
When I tell people that is my favorite beverage, I always get strange looks and people ask me how I make that. " Do I actually heat it up?" That is particularly true of younger people who didn't grow up during the 60's when advertising for drinking Dr. Pepper hot was popular.
In this lens I will share with you the recipe for hot Dr. Pepper along with a video of the ad that first started me drinking this delicious hot drink.
photo of Dr. Pepper mugs were taken by the author
Receipe for Hot Dr. Pepper
When I first started drinking Dr. Pepper hot we didn't have microwaves so I heated the soda on the stove. Back then I also drank regular Dr. Pepper.
Today it is easy to make Dr. Pepper hot in the microwave and now I drink Diet Dr. Pepper.
Here then are the steps for a delicious cup of Hot Dr. Pepper
- Pour Dr. Pepper slowly into your favorite mug.
- Put mug in microwave and heat on high for 2 minutes.
- Add a slice of lemon to your drink. (this step is optional)
- Enjoy your delicious hot beverage.
Here is a great Dr. Pepper sign.
Wear a shirt to show you are a pepper!
Dr. Pepper Museum - Waco Texas
While on vacation in Texas, we came across the Dr. Pepper museum and of course we had to stop there. It has been over 20 years ago since our visit, but I remember that the museum told the history of the soda and explained the bottling process. It also had a fun gift shop where I purchased the Dr. Pepper mug that I still use today to enjoy my "Hot Dr. Pepper".
You see one side of the mug pictured in the introduction of this page and the other side is shown here.
Hot Dr. Pepper Commercials
Here are the Dr. Pepper commercials that got me started on this delicious drink. Most of these ads are from the 60's.
Would you try Dr. Pepper Hot?
When people question me about my choice of drink, I say "try it you'll like it"! So now I'm challenging you "try it you'll like it"!!
Will you take the Hot Dr. Pepper challeng?
Cooking with Dr. Pepper
I found many recipes online that use Dr. Pepper. Many of them use it in marinades. One common recipe seems to be to cover pork in a crockpot with Dr. Pepper and cook it till it falls apart. You then can drain off the Dr. Pepper and add BBQ sauce for some great pulled pork sandwiches. Here is some Dr. Pepper BBQ sauce that you might want to consider for that recipe.
This would make your BBQ tasty.