Dr Pepper is an old stand by here is Texas. Waco and Dublin both having strong Dr Pepper roots. Waco for inventing the stuff and Dublin for being one of the last places that uses Real Pure Cane Sugar to make Dr Pepper. Unless you live overseas, where corn is not king and real sugar still finds its way into most sodas.
There is an interesting ad campaign going on in Japan, which features a number of sexy girls surrounded by Dr Pepper cans. These highly stylized ladies also adorn Dr Pepper cans. You just don’t see a lot of soda can designs like that around here. These are pretty hot Dr Pepper cans.
I found a book on the history of Dr Pepper several years ago and I stumbled across the Hot Dr Pepper campaign. There are a series of ads, and they even manufactured their own Hot Dr Pepper Pot. This was basically a Coffee Pot with a slightly lower temperature setting. One of these Dr Pepper Pots was on sale on eBay recently, but is was in very sad shape and no one was bidding on it. The basic idea was to warm Dr Pepper up and pour it over a thin slice of lemon in a coffee mug. So I gave it a try and found that I really liked it. Hot Dr Pepper is especially good when you have a cold.
A simple recipe for Hot Dr Pepper-Pour twelve ounces of Dr. Pepper. into a saucepan. Heat until the Dr Pepper is hot and bubbly. Put a thin slice of lemon in the bottom of two mugs. Pour the Dr. Pepper into the mugs and serve immediately.
A simpler recipe for Hot Dr Pepper-Pour Dr Pepper into a microwave safe mug, heat in microwave until bubbling hot-30 seconds for room temperature, about a minute and half for cold. You’ll have to test a few times to find the right temperature for your taste. I like mine hot. Put a thick slice of lemon in the bottom of another mug. Pour steaming hot Dr Pepper from first mug into second mug. Enjoy.