Dr pepper makes a great mixer for most any liquor. If you are looking to try out something new, try one of these delicious and refreshing Dr pepper cocktails.
The Dr. Pepper Cocktails
As you may or may not know, Dr pepper is a combination of 23 different flavors just like it’s tagline claims. This sweet and fizzy soda has hints of licorice, cherry, vanilla, allspice, cola and many other flavors mixed together perfectly.
The resulting flavor is sweet and spicy with the fizz from the carbonation. Is sweet and complex flavor tends to mix well with many different liquors. Making Dr pepper a favorite mixer for several different cocktails.
Got a bottle of Dr pepper and not sure how to use it? Try out one of following delicious and easy to make Dr pepper cocktails.
A doctor jager is a combination of Dr pepper and jägermeister. Jäger has a strong herbal flavor which mixes particularly well with the complex spiced flavor of the Dr pepper.
This is a simple two ingredient highball. All you need is 2 oz of Jager, 4 oz of Dr pepper and a good stir.
This Dr pepper cocktail is a combination of Captain Morgan, which is a spiced rum, and Dr pepper. The spiced rum and an additional level of sweet spicy flavor with the already sweet spicy flavor of Dr pepper for a perfect combination.
Again, this is a simple two ingredient eyeball calling for 2 oz of spiced rum and 4 oz of Dr pepper. If you don’t have spiced rum, you can certainly use any other kind of rum and they also taste very good.
Yet another easy to ingredient highball on the list is the tequila cocktail. For this one you need 2 oz of tequila and 4 oz of Dr pepper.
Unlike the highballs mentioned above, tequila does not have a super strong spicy flavor. So, the complex flavor of the Dr pepper is the predominant flavor in this cocktail.
This cocktail is super delicious and pretty much tastes almost exactly like Dr pepper but with a bit of a bite from the vodka on the back end. If you’re looking for a cocktail that highlights Dr pepper the most this is the one to choose.
For this one you need 2 oz of vodka and 4 oz of Dr pepper and simply stir them together in your highball glass.
This cocktail is a combination of whiskey and Dr pepper. There are many different types of whiskey, and you can use any of them for this cocktail. However, the name comes from specifically using Jack Daniels which is a Tennessee whiskey and works particularly well in this cocktail.
The caramel and vanilla flavors of the whiskey mix almost seamlessly with the spicy flavors from the Dr pepper resulting in a super flavorful and delicious cocktail that everyone is sure to love.
This Dr pepper cocktail is very easy to make as well. You simply need 2 oz of amaretto and 4 oz of Dr pepper stirred together in your glass.
The bitter almond flavor of the amaretto mixes exceptionally well with the licorice, cherry and other spice flavors of the Dr pepper. We added fizz of the Dr pepper leaves and refreshing flavor as well.
Looking for a sweet and fruity addition to your Dr pepper? Try out a brandy and Dr pepper. The smooth fruit sweetness of the brandy mixes seamlessly with the spices of the Dr pepper creating a delicious and refreshing drink.
Gin and Dr pepper doesn’t highlight the Dr pepper flavor quite as much as some of the other highballs in the list. This is due to the strong pine and botanical flavor of the gin.
If you are a gin fan, this is a great one to try as it does highlight that gin flavor in combination with a Dr pepper. It’s super easy to make needing only 2 oz of gin and 4 oz of Dr pepper mixed together.
Love cake and Dr. Pepper? Try this cocktail out which is a combination of Cake Vodka, Dr. pepper and Grenadine. So yummy!
This unique cocktail is a mix of melon liqueur, dr pepper, southern comfort, wine and whipped cream. The resulting cocktail is creamy, spicy and overall delicious.
Dr. Pepper Cocktail FAQ
What alcohol mixes best with Dr. Pepper?
Whiskey, vodka and tequila are the best mixtures for Dr pepper as the flavors of those liquors mix the best with the Dr pepper flavor. However, you can mix most any alcohol with Dr pepper and get a delicious cocktail.
Is Dr. Pepper good with Whiskey?
Yes, Dr pepper is super delicious with whiskey. The complex caramel and vanilla flavors of the whiskey blends almost seamlessly with a Dr pepper.
Is Dr. Pepper good with vodka?
Yes, Dr pepper is very good with vodka. Vodka has almost a tasteless flavor to it with just an alcohol bite and this really allows the Dr pepper flavor to stand out in this cocktail.
Is fireball and Dr. Pepper good?
Yes, fireball and Dr pepper go exceptionally well together! The spicy cinnamon of the fireball blends and adds a extra zing to the spice of the Dr pepper.