As we all know, it's the bartender that really makes the difference when you order a drink. No two bartenders pour the same drink, they have their own personal style and we wouldn't ask for their secrets. Here at Tip Your Bartender we try to give you an accurate recipe for the drinks we sample but recipe’s do vary from bar and bartender.
Dr. Pepper

1 shot Amaretto
2 shots Southern Comfort
Fill with Coca-Cola
Crushed Ice

Mixing instructions:
Combine the shots in a 'collins' glass.
Fill the rest of the glass 3/4 full with Coke. Add crushed ice.

It was a Thursday, we just got out of the water after surfing some fun waves. We decided to head down to the Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf and get some grub and sample a new drink. I had a craving for oysters on the half shell and Luke needed some fish and chips. We hit up Stagnaro’s Bros, probably the best seafood in Santa Cruz. Succulent oysters and battered fresh fish with some clam chowder filled our bellies. We also had first class seats where we could observe the action of Steamer Lane. We then bounced over to Olita’s next door. We asked the waitress for two Dr. Pepper’s, and two beers. I think we blew it because we wanted the shot, not the well drink. We don’t really know what we got, but it was something you would like to forget. I think this was the sweetest drink we have critiqued yet, even more than the Tokyo Tea! Luke tried to dilute it with a little beer but it got worse. He couldn’t finish his, which was a first. I sucked mine down like disgusting cough syrup using the beer as a chaser. We both disliked this sweet foul unpleasant drink but would consider trying the Flaming Dr. Pepper shot.

We enjoyed Stagnaro’s Bros and Olita’s, quite the Santa Cruz seafood hot spots with a spectacular views, but we wouldn’t recommend a Dr. Pepper to our worst enemies, even if they were stranded in the desert with no water. The popular super sweet drink that’s suppose to taste like it’s name failed. Stick to the original refreshing non alcoholic Dr. Pepper, it tastes way better, costs way less and it’s not as sweet.

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