Tropical Storm

Tropical storms in Nebraska?  I don’t think so.  But one of this Hurricane knock-off’s primary ingredients is Kool-Aid, invented in Nebraska in 1927.  Think of it as fruit punch for grown-ups!

Tropical Storm

Course Cocktail
Cuisine Midwest
Keyword Nebraska
Servings 2


  • 4 ounces Tropical Punch Kool-Aid syrup
  • 1-1/2 ounces fresh-squeezed lemon juice
  • 3 ounces dark rum


  1. To make the Kool-Aid syrup: Prepare a package of (unsweetened) Kool-Aid according to the directions, but add half as much water as the package calls for. 

  2. Mix syrup, lemon juice and rum.  Pour over ice.  Garnish with a lemon twist.

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