Kooling Off Summer Drink #KoolOff

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I’ll be honest this summer has been flying by way too fast for me. It seems like only yesterday I graduated college, and now I really have to start job searching.

So far this summer I’ve been doing a bunch of nothing…j/k. I’ve been taking a Spanish class, walking my dog,  getting to know my neighbors (um…after living here over a year I figured it’s time), and lounging around the house sipping on my favorite kooling off summer drink.

Now, the beverage I make is nothing fancy, it’s affordable, takes about 2 minutes to make, and has just three simple ingredients.

Kooling Off Summer Drink! It's super good and refreshing #KoolOff #shop

Ingredients:

Whenever I feel ready to have my favorite summer drink, or make a pitcher for my friends, I head to Walmart to get my supplies.

The 96oz Kool-Aid Ready-to-Drink bottles, Kool-Aid dry packet, and the 6 oz can of pineapple juice can all be found  in the juice aisle.

Kooling Off Summer Drink! It's super good and refreshing #KoolOff #shop

As children we drank Kool-Aid, no matter whose house we were over. The only set back for me was, I couldn’t make it…Yes, (black girl growing up in the hood couldn’t make Kool-Aid) lol.

I know the secret is using one packet of any flavor and a lemon packet, but for some reason I always put too much sugar, or not enough.

With the New Kool-Aid 96 oz bottles I don’t have to worry about my ‘Kool-Aid making woes’. It’s already perfectly made; all I have to do is grab a cup.

For my summer drink I simply pour chilled Kool-Aid juice into a glass or pitcher, and stir in a pinch of the dry lemon mixture (if it’s a pitcher I pour the entire packet in).  After stirring in the dry lemon mixture, I add ice to the glass and pour in half a can of pineapple juice (if it’s a pitcher I use an entire can or two).

Thats it! Done.

The Kool-Aid is sweet, the lemon flavor from the packet adds a bit of tart, and the pineapple juice balances it all out. I’m telling you it’s delicious.

I added fresh fruit garnishments on a bamboo stick to enjoy along with my drink.

Remember I told you I’ve been lounging around the house…Well today I decided to lounge around outside while sipping on my summer drink.

Why? idk, I guess the sun rays were calling my name.

While sitting in the shade sipping on my juice, I got some Spanish studying done, I said hello to the mailman, I spoke to the guy next door who I see everyday, but never speak to, I let my dog play with the dog down the street, and I took some selfies.

Kooling Off Summer Drink! It's super good and refreshing #KoolOff #shop

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and another…

Kooling Off Summer Drink! It's super good and refreshing #KoolOff #shop

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My neighbor even sat on the stairs and enjoyed a nice cold glass of Kool-Aid with me.

Kooling Off Summer Drink! It's super good and refreshing #KoolOff #shop

Well..today was a good day. Now I have to get ready for more Spanish studying (eek, I have to pass this class)!

Let me know if you try the recipe. I can’t wait to hear your responses, oh also…

Did you know???

Jim Dillard, pro fisherman, could be coming to your local Walmart to help promote the new 96oz Kool-Aid bottles! Hmmm…sounds fun to me.

There will also be product giveaways, t-shirts, games, and more fun activities!

Friday August 8th 5-7pm:

  • 360 Harbison Blvd Columbia, SC WM Supercenter

Saturday August 9th  3-5pm:

  • 1326 Bush River Rd Columbia, SC WM Supercenter

Saturday August 9th 6-8pm:

  • 2401 Augusta Rd West Columbia, SC WM Supercenter

Kooling Off Summer Drink! It's super good and refreshing #KoolOff #shop

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21 Comments

  1. July 13, 2014 / 10:24 pm

    I just love how you spruced up the Kool-Aid. That puts a whole new perspective on it for me.

  2. Jenna Wood
    July 11, 2014 / 1:33 pm

    I am going to have to try that recipe for sure, pineapple juice and Kool-Aid? Yum! #Client

  3. July 10, 2014 / 10:37 pm

    I’ve been buying he new 96 oz. bottles lately. I love using it in recipe drinks.

  4. July 9, 2014 / 10:08 pm

    This looks yummy and sounds perfect for summer! Thank you!

  5. Heidi G
    July 9, 2014 / 8:36 pm

    That looks delicious and refreshing too!!

  6. July 9, 2014 / 3:41 pm

    This looks refreshing!!

  7. July 9, 2014 / 9:30 am

    What fun drinks! I remember drinking Kool-Aid all the time!

  8. July 9, 2014 / 8:25 am

    I used to drink kool aid when I was a kid! My favorite was the blue one. 🙂 My mom would freze it in ice cubes for us!

  9. July 9, 2014 / 1:08 am

    Yum! I think everything tastes better with pineapple juice. Those 96 oz. bottles of Kool-Aid are just so handy. Will have to give this a try… and your fruit skewer garnishes look so good!

  10. Angela S
    July 8, 2014 / 7:52 pm

    Kool-Aid is such a timeless summertime staple. Love the stuff!

  11. July 8, 2014 / 7:47 pm

    That drink looks extra yummy. I would love that as a treat on the hot summer days we have been having!

  12. July 8, 2014 / 7:10 pm

    MMM! That looks like a delicious drink! I am going to have to try it!

  13. July 8, 2014 / 6:51 pm

    Mmmm, they sure do look refreshing. I can’t tell you the last time I had kool-aid though. We used to drink it all the time growing up.

  14. July 8, 2014 / 5:25 pm

    That looks so refreshing. I have not had kool aid in a few months and now I really want to visit Walmart and get some.

  15. July 8, 2014 / 5:24 pm

    I grew up in France and spent very other summer in Texas and Kool-Aid was a treat for us then… I have not had any in years and honestly as much as I loved it then, being a bit of a healthy nut these days I much prefer a glass of fresh coconut water or sparkling water with a fresh fruit purée…

  16. July 8, 2014 / 4:41 pm

    As far as I’m concerned, there’s no such thing as too much sugar in Kool-Aid 😉 That drink sounds really good, I’ll have to give it a try.

  17. July 8, 2014 / 3:47 pm

    Oh that drink looks SO tasty and refreshing!! Kool Aid reminds me of my childhood. 🙂

  18. July 8, 2014 / 2:52 pm

    I still love koolaid! They used to have one that was called Purplesaurus Rex. It was my fav, we still drink it by mixing Grape and Lemon together…..sooooo freaking good! (P.S. I grew up in the hood too 😛 )

  19. July 8, 2014 / 1:30 pm

    I don’t think a summer went by as a child that I didn’t have a permanent koolaid mustache! I always dreamed of the koolaid man showing up at my house ready to party! I will definitely be trying your koolaid summer drink!

  20. July 8, 2014 / 10:19 am

    Oh man I haven’t had Kool-Aid in hmmm wow since my teens so 20 something years ago. I miss making popsicles with them.

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