View Poll Results: Have you tried Mulled Dr Pepper? Like it?
Yes I like mulled Dr P 4 8.89%
No 5 11.11%
Haven't tried it 33 73.33%
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Old 10-30-2019, 09:39 PM
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Have you tried Mulled Dr Pepper? Like it?


First cold snap of the winter starts tomight.

I already bought a case of Dr Pepper,fresh cinnamon sticks and whole cloves.

I've been making this every winter since the mid 70's. I still use the same hot plate and cheap aluminum pot. Get the Dr P hot on medium and then simmer on lowest setting. We keep the pot going most of the afternoon. Adding more Dr
P as needed.

Mulled Dr Pepper. I don't add any sugar. The Dr is sweet enough already. Add spices to taste. A little Vanilla is nice.
https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/mulled-dr-pepper/

A quicker way is to add a squirt of lemon juice and heat the Dr P in the microwave 70 seconds.
(I don't get fancy with a wedge of lemon)

This is great after coming in from a cold day. I want a hot drink ASAP.

https://www.cdkitchen.com/recipes/re...per49150.shtml

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Old 10-30-2019, 10:04 PM
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The Dr. Pepper people tried to make Hot Dr. Pepper Poured Over a Lemon Slice a thing during the winter of '72-73. They had displays in liquor stores where if you bought a 12-pack, you'd take home a free LP, titled "A Slice of Lemon". Still one of my best rock compilation albums.

And a couple of ski resorts were serving it that winter... imagine stumbling into a chalet halfway up a mountain and there's a big fireplace and a mug of steaming sweet herbal/rooty goodness... it tasted SO good.
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Old 10-30-2019, 10:10 PM
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That's about the time that a friend introduced me to hot Dr Pepper. He must of seen the same posters.

It was a successful ad campaign. I wasn't sure how many still enjoy hot Dr Pepper or mulled.

It is best when you come in from a cold day and pour a mug from the steaming pan. I always start a pan of mulled Dr P before going outside to rake leaves.

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I have never heard of this before. I would try it. Has anyone tried it with rootbeer?
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Old 10-30-2019, 11:10 PM
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I collect old (70s or older Southern living magazines). The hot DP ad campaign was allover the magazines. I never drank it. I can't have very much soda pop. I may get a can and save it for when my sugar is low.
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Old 10-30-2019, 11:59 PM
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I never thought of it as "mulled." As a Southerner who grew up in the 1960s, I learned young to enjoy hot Dr Pepper. Never did cinnamon sticks, though. And only as a grownup have I had any lemons or lemon juice around.

Today, as a Chicagoan, I find it a nice occasional treat on a cold winter day. Seems much more substantial than hot tea. It's my go-to any time I'm sick.
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Crap, I mis-clicked. I meant to check "Haven't tried it".

It does sound good, especially with a slug of dark rum, or maybe brandy, added to the mug.
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This may be a dumb question, but do the bubbles go away when heated? Because a hot carbonated beverage sounds downright painful.
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Old 10-31-2019, 02:04 AM
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Yes. It goes flat after heating. Dr P isn't highly carbonated like Coke.

I see that a lot of people haven't tried this hot drink. Dr Pepper needs to update their ads and post the drink on the Web & YouTube.

It's easy to try. The mulled version with several spices doesn't taste much like Dr P. The spices would change the taste of anything. It needs to be consumed hot.

Dr P & lemon tastes like... Dr P. LOL the lemon just enhances it. I think it would be good hot or cold. I've only tried it hot.

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I think I first heard of hot Dr. Pepper in 1963.

Seemed kinda weird to 8-year old me.

63-year old me can kinda see what they were getting at, but it’s still kinda weird...
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This may be a dumb question, but do the bubbles go away when heated? Because a hot carbonated beverage sounds downright painful.
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Yes. It goes flat after heating. Dr P isn't highly carbonated like Coke.
What aceplace said.

Even Coke will go flat, if you heat it to hot cocoa temperatures. Temperature and (in this instance) atmospheric pressure are factors that determine whether gas will stay in solution in pretty much any liquid. Dr Pepper (indeed pretty much any beverage) won’t deviate far from the properties of regular H2O in this respect.
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Old 10-31-2019, 08:43 AM
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Also voted "No" but meant to vote "Haven't tried it".

Why would I ever, though, when Glühwein exists?
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Old 10-31-2019, 11:03 AM
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Back when I was a kid, there used to be folks at the Home and Garden Show giving out samples. I suppose I liked it well enough, but as a kid, I'd have liked anything with that much sugar, so I don't know if that means anything.
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Old 10-31-2019, 11:26 AM
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Voted other.

I didn't add any spices or lemon to it, but I once left a bottle in my car while at work way back when as a teen working at the amusement park. After a full day in the sun (both me and the Dr P) I was thirsty and the soda was hot. I rather liked it.
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Old 10-31-2019, 12:25 PM
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I voted no but this made me curious.
When I was a kid in the 60s I went to a friends house in the winter and his mom made it.
She put a slice of orange to float on the top of the hot drink. I drank it but was somewhat unimpressed.

But I wonder if, as an adult, I might have a different opinion.
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Old 10-31-2019, 01:14 PM
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I've put lemon in diet Pepsi to make it drinkable, when that was the only choice of a sugarfree drink. Nasty stuff that, diet Pepsi.
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Old 10-31-2019, 11:53 PM
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From middle age, I put lemon is any soda I drink. Otherwise they're too damn sweet. I carry around "Lemon Kool-Aid" mix so I always have some citric acid in case soda is the only carbonated drink available somewhere.

In my experience, hot Dr Pepper doesn't lose all its carbonation. Perhaps it did in the days of slow heating in the saucepan, but I've heated it in the microwave for 35 years now.
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Old 11-01-2019, 04:47 AM
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Never heard of it, and probably won't try it. It is possible to buy Dr Pepper here, but why bother, when Glühwein comes premade and is already sickenly sweet.

I think I'll stick to hot toddies and will try to make Rakomelo when it gets a bit colder.
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Old 11-01-2019, 10:57 AM
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I was a kid in the '60s, but as far as I recall, the first time I ever heard of heating DP was the Brendan Fraser movie Blast from the Past.
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Old 11-01-2019, 11:48 AM
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It was common in our house growing up to enjoy a little "hot doc" on snow days.
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