Today, I hit the road in search of a pitcher. I decided I can’t be taking photographs of some generic straight-sided plastic monstrosity. No soul there. I needed one of those classic, curvy, glass numbers. And the one I got is just that. It’s pretty great.
I also picked up some punch glasses. I can’t be serving my hot Kool-Aids in handle-less juice glasses. You gotta have little handles. Little handles class up any affair.
“Can I interest you in some hot Kool-Aid punch? No? How about some hot Kool-Aid punch in a glass with a little handle? Ooh la la is right! Here you go.”
So now I’m set for glassware. Still might have to pick up a punch bowl, but that’s for another day.
Now, I have to admit I don’t get today’s recipe.
Hits the Spot Punch, from the Some Like It Hot section, is Kool-Aid served hot and sweeter than normal. Yes. Sweeter! If you know your Kool-Aid, then you know normal preparation calls for one cup of sugar and two quarts of water (too sweet already). This recipe decreases the water amount by a half of a quart. Kind of a lot.
And tweaking your water content doesn’t exactly constitute a difference profound enough to be considered a different recipe. Why not have a recipe with two and half quarts of water? Three? Two and seven-eighths? The possibilities are literally endless.
Also, inverting the normal temperature of your product doesn’t make it a new recipe either. For serious. Is there another cookbook somewhere that has a recipe for hot apple pie and then, on a separate page, cold apple pie? Grilled chicken breast, then refrigerated grilled chicken breast? I don’t think so.
But I made it. With Orange. Not my favorite flavor but it was fine. It was really sweet, hot Orange Kool-Aid.
Come on, anonymous Kool-Aid kitchen lab technicians from the past. I’m sure you guys are good people. You can do better than this.