Hot Dr. Pepper

READY IN: 10mins
Recipe by Bone Man

Here's yet another trip down Nostalgia Lane by the old bone man. (There are more, including county fair specialties on my recipe list). They used to advertise this on American Bandstand (hosted by Dick Clark) in the 50s and this drink's popularity finally died out somewhere around the mid-60s. But you can STILL do it if you have a notion! *.*

Top Review by Cook4theFamily

I learned about Hot Dr. Pepper from a friend who served it when we worked in her unheated darkroom developing photographs....I still love it! I use Diet Doctor Pepper now, and I add orange and lemon slices, and squeeze them into the Doctor Pepper. Completely different hot than cold, and the added fruit just makes it wonderful! I'm so glad somebody thought to post this. I had it again on New Year's Eve this year--better than the wine we bought!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 12 ounces Dr. Pepper cola, soda Dr. Pepper brand
  • 3 lemon slices, thin


  1. Pour the Dr. Pepper into a medium saucepan and heat to about 180-degrees F. (The carbonation will make it look like it's boiling but you can ignore this if you use a thermometer).
  2. Pour the hot Dr. Pepper into a crystal tumbler and drop in the lemon slices.
  3. Enjoy!

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