I'm not sure I understand the recipe (particularly adding more sugar, and heating for 2 hours in a slow cooker), but that's not the point.
The point is to wonder why someone would want hot soda? The bubbles would surely be killed in the making, and you would be left with nothing to cut the syrupy sweetness. All the carbonated joy would be removed.
Upon Googling I discovered that Dr. Pepper is really the only soda that people seem to want to heat. The other big names in soft drinks leave well enough alone. (Mostly.)
But not Dr. Pepper.
Some might think it could be a plot of...
But clearly the company itself started the craze....
and continued it throughout the years.
Ok we get it. It's devilishly different. But I'm not convinced it's hot in a good way.
Let me know if you've tried it and think otherwise.