My article yesterday on root beer cocktails went down a storm on Facebook so, with it being Friday and all, I thought I’d top that off with some suggestions on cocktails you can make with Kool-Aid – or “Kocktails” as I like to call them. Over in the US, they are apparently known as “crunk juice” in some quarters. I prefer my version.
Anyway, I once again scoured the internet for you, looking for recipes that use the powdered version of Kool-Aid so they are all incredibly easy to make.
These cocktail (kocktail!) recipes are particularly suited to parties in that you’re generally going to be making pitchers or punch bowls full – as you would expect with Kool-Aid. Remember to bookmark this blog post for the next time you’re having a shindig – you won’t regret it and your guests will love you for it.
The ultimate in sharing cocktails, sangria usually means a lot of work in cutting up fruit. Not with Kool-Aid though, oh no…it replaces the fruit!
Here’s all you need:
- 2 bottles red wine (cheap merlot will do!)
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 packet unsweetened lemonade Kool-Aid
- 1 packet unsweetened orange Kool-Aid
Simply combine all the ingredients in a large pitcher, give it a stir and serve over ice. Of course, you can experiment with all the different Kool-Aid fruit flavours, but this one is the classic.
A twist on a Hurricane, a New Orleans cocktail, this one is so simple.
- 2 oz Tropical Punch Kool-Aid syrup
- .75 oz fresh-squeezed lemon juice
- 1.5 oz dark rum
What the frick is Kool-Aid syrup?
Don’t panic – simply make up the Kool-Aid with HALF the advised amount of water (a quart). Mix it up, serve, drink, enjoy!
It’s the name that got me – then the ingredients. This is specifically designed for a punch bowl…hence the quantities. Perfect for summer parties.
Toss it all in a punch bowl, mix well, throw in a bag of ice and leave a ladle and cups out for your guests to use. Job done!
Simple but effective, one for the man of the house perhaps?
- 3/4 pouch of Orange Kool-Aid
- 1/4 bottle bourbon whiskey
Make up the Kool-Aid as instructed, but retain a quarter or so of the pouch to make it weaker, pour into a punch bowl and add the quarter bottle of whiskey, stir and add LOADS of ice.
Boom. Whiskey Orange punch.
Cherry Popper Punch
I’ll leave you to ponder on the name and just get on with the recipe!
- 4 cups Absolut Vodka
- 1 pints Peach Schnapps
- 1/2 gallons Sunny Delight Orange Juice
- 3 tsp. sugar
- 1 pouch Kool-Aid Cherry
Just combine the ingredients, mix well (very well – the Sunny D needs it!) and serve with, again, lots of ice!
And that, ladies and gents, is your lot. Assuming you can still read after sampling these startlingly good kocktails, feel free to Google for more ideas!