Hot Spiced Punch, from the Some Like It Hot section, is a slight variation on the can-this-really-be-called-a-recipe recipe for Hits-the-Spot Punch I made for the last post.
I opted for Orange Kool-Aid again because I thought it would work the best with cinnamon and cloves.
I find something very post-modern, or maybe existential, about seeing the beauty of natural ingredients like a cinnamon stick, cloves, and lemon slices floating in an artificial and violently orange batch of Kool-Aid. It speaks to me somehow. A comment on modern living, or societal evolution, or food trends throughout history, or God versus man. I dunno. It’s no upside-down urinal but there’s something to it.
This reminded me of the Honey Lemonade (which has been the best preparation so far). Same use of cinnamon and cloves, but not as much of them. The flavor is subtler, but the spices do work pretty well with the Orange. I can’t see them meshing with Strawberry or Tropical Punch. Maybe if Apple Kool-Aid had been around in 1976, then we’d have something grand.
Also, searching for the long out of print Apple Kool-Aid flavor leads to a zillion iPhone and Mac-bashing Google results for posts made by people who I’m sure think they are being very original with their condescension. Jonestown was in 1978, let’s update those insults a bit, shall we?
Also, they’re just phones and computers, guys. Calm the eff down.