I really enjoyed Ecto-Cooler as a kid. I know it’s not carbonated, or alcoholic but I wanted to make it. I’ve heard that Coca-Cola still has the name copyright and may release the juice again. In the meantime, I’ve found a few site that have Ecto-cooler based clones. I’m going to try them, and I’m thinking about making an Ecto-cooler type of homebrew to enter in the Hoppy Halloween competition.
Site with Ecto-cooler clones:
The first clone I tried was Smart Aleck’s because I already had the ingredients laying around. I used the whole kool-aid pack and I made 2 quarts like the Kool-aid pack instructs.
Since I’m used to looking at beer recipes I’m listing all ingredients and the process.
1/3 cup orange juice
2/3 cup sugar
3 tablespoons tang
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 packet lemon lime Kool-aid
I started with an empty pitcher for tea. I put the orange juice in first followed by all of the other ingredients.
After I mixed up what I had in the pitcher, I filled up the pitcher to the 2-quart mark with cold tap water.
Stir and enjoy!
This clone is close, adjust to your taste.