Last year after ‘two weeks to flatten the curve’ extended into months, all sources of Cherry Dr Pepper disappeared, at least in Connecticut. My last can was drunk about August (yes, I gave it away).
However, there is hope for fans of Cherry Dr Pepper. Here’s what I do to recover the taste.
You’ll need a 32 oz cup, two cans of Dr Pepper and a bottle of Reese Maraschino Syrup (available on Amazon) and a standard teaspoon.
Fill the bottom section of the cup with ice (up to the first ridge from the bottom). This is for ice cubes, if it’s crushed ice, don’t fill it so high, otherwise you won’t fit two cans of soda in the cup. Now empty one can of Dr Pepper into the cup. Now add 3 to 4 teaspoons of the Maraschino Syrup. The exact amount depends on your taste. To me, about 3 1/2 teaspoons is just about right.
Now stir the syrup in and add the 2nd can of Dr Pepper. Stir again.
Now drink! The color is not exactly right, but for me, the taste is exact.
The only reason for adding the syrup in between cans is so that the syrup mixes in easier and you don’t have to stir so much.
This ‘formula’ is a result of my own experimentation. Other cherry syrups may do just as well. You’ll have to figure out how much syrup to get the right taste. The Reese is a bit on the expensive side (14.95 for two bottles) but works for me.
I have no idea of this ‘Reese’ is the same one that makes all the peanut butter stuff. And, no, I don’t work for them or are paid to endorse them.