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Sierra Indigo
11-08-2008, 06:32 PM
I have an unnatural love for Dr Pepper. To the tune of paying for imported cans of it at $3/can because it's no longer on the market here.

My husband tells a tale of a cocktail he had once that tasted exactly like Dr Pepper. He had it while he was in the States and thinks it was at TGI Friday's. But he's not sure.

It's reputed to not have any actual Dr Pepper in it, but to taste exactly like the stuff. I've found a couple of recipes online that involve such things as Amaretto and Southern Comfort, but I'm not sure if they're what he was talking about. I'd like to know if I've got the right recipe before I go out and spend $40 on booze.

Any one know the cocktail he tells me stories of?

sinusoidal
11-08-2008, 06:40 PM
Flaming Dr. Pepper perhaps?

Fill a shot glass 3/4 with amaretto, then fill the rest with Bacardi 151. Fill a cup halfway with your favorite American lager. If you are making a lot of them, line up the beer glasses and balance all but one of the shots on the rims of two glasses. Light the shots on fire, then use the free shot to domino the rest into the beer glasses.

Much excitement and broken glasses will ensue.

EDIT - It's a favorite among the collegiate crowd here.

Cisco
11-08-2008, 06:52 PM
sinusoidal is right. I refused to believe it was really going to taste like Dr. Pepper but it did. It's not something you sit around and sip, though. You slam it, and with that 151 in there you don't slam too many of them. I don't know for sure if it would retain the taste if you just drank it like you would a soda, but for some reason I doubt it.

Sierra Indigo
11-08-2008, 07:11 PM
I saw that one, but husband was convinced there was coke in it as well - so there was soda, just not Dr Pepper.

Plus the way he described it was like a sippin' cocktail, not a slamming shot. But thanks anyway. That might be one to try next time I'm at a party :)

freekalette
11-08-2008, 08:00 PM
This probably isn't it, but if you mix Jagermeister and Code Red Mt. Dew, it tastes close enough to Dr. Pepper that I couldn't tell the difference! (Wacky hijinks involving penis definitely ensued after that little mix-up!)

Saltire
11-08-2008, 08:07 PM
One of Dr. Pepper's main flavors is that of prune juice, so maybe something with that in it would get you close.

BrassyPhrase
11-08-2008, 08:12 PM
Here's a link to a recipe that my sis and I made that we said--"Omg! That tastes like Dr Pepper!"

http://www.bardrinks.biz/bardrinks/print/28-FatHoonaBike.html

Not the sweetest name, to be sure, but it was good.

Ephemera
11-08-2008, 08:26 PM
One of Dr. Pepper's main flavors is that of prune juice, so maybe something with that in it would get you close.

Snopes doesn't agree (http://www.snopes.com/business/secret/drpepper.asp).

This probably isn't it, but if you mix Jagermeister and Code Red Mt. Dew, it tastes close enough to Dr. Pepper that I couldn't tell the difference! (Wacky hijinks involving penis definitely ensued after that little mix-up!)

You couldn't tell the difference between a soda and a cocktail made with 70 proof liquor? I find that hard to believe.

Rick
11-08-2008, 09:08 PM
You couldn't tell the difference between a soda and a cocktail made with 70 proof liquor? I find that hard to believe.FWIW the very first Long Island Ice Tea I was served was so well concocted that I had a hard time believing that it was alcoholic.
Then I tried to stand up after my third one.

Duke
11-08-2008, 10:33 PM
I thought from the thread title this was going to be about cocktails with Dr Pepper in them. Here's the best one:

DVDP

Two shots of vodka in a tall glass, fill rest of glass with Dr Pepper. Drink. Repeat until you fall down gibbering.

Honestly, if you like Dr Pepper, this is a dangerous drink. Strangely sublime.

Hockey Monkey
11-08-2008, 10:36 PM
I saw that one, but husband was convinced there was coke in it as well - so there was soda, just not Dr Pepper.

Plus the way he described it was like a sippin' cocktail, not a slamming shot. But thanks anyway. That might be one to try next time I'm at a party :)


I mix Pepsi and Amaretto as my cocktail of choice, and it tastes a whole lot like Dr. Pepper.

Sierra Indigo
11-08-2008, 11:48 PM
I mix Pepsi and Amaretto as my cocktail of choice, and it tastes a whole lot like Dr. Pepper.

Looks like I'll be getting a bottle of Amaretto next time I'm at the liquor store. I'll experiment and let y'all know what I come up with.