Hot Dr Pepper (1964) ★★★★
Also, this is a ridiculously easy and budget-friendly recipe. Which is nice when I want to post something here but don't have much time or money ;)
Dr Pepper was created in the 1880s and first sold sometime around 1885. I love some of the early slogans: "King of Beverages" (1889–1914), "When You Drink a Dr. Pepper You Drink a Bite to Eat" (1939), and "America's Most Misunderstood Soft Drink" (1960s). Perhaps the reason it's so "misunderstood" is because of its "devilish" behaviour.
It was pretty good. It tasted nice, and the lemon was pretty strong, but in a good way. I would drink it again by choice. It reminded me of tea. That said, I think I prefer hot apple cider as my holiday beverage of choice (and it's healthier than pop!). I prefer cold Dr Pepper with a slice of lemon. When it heats up it looses all the carbonation and and the taste becomes a little flat. Now, I didn't try it with rum, so perhaps that would've been different. If anyone tries it, comment below!
(Adapted from The Dr Pepper Company, found at Hey, My Mom Used to Make That!)
It's heating up a pre-made drink with a slice of lemon. No directions needed.