This was an old standby back in my poor college days. Back
then the goal was to get butt fucking wasted for as little
money as possible. The problem was we hated dirt cheap
beer - and some weekends, even Henry's was far more lucre
then we could scratch together. So we invented Red.
Red gets you drunk in a hurry. It's cheap
(unless you buy the expensive vodka), easy to make, and is well... Red.
I haven't had a Red in years (one the
bennies of making the big bucks) but I remembered the recipe as I was preparing
for Y2K. This is the perfect drink for the post-apocalyptic party I intend to
have after the big 9.0 earthquake hit California, or the Gray Aliens invade our
sorry planet, or someone finally figures out that all the DotCom companies are
a big shell game and are never never gonna make any money and the Stock Market
falls like a Lawrencium (atomic weight 103) filled balloon taking the entire
Western economic infrastructure with it.
To make Red you need:
2 shots of
2 heaping tablespoons Artificial Cherry Kool-Aid
8 oz. of water
Mix the Kool-Aid and water, add the vodka. Add ice (if the ice machines are
still working) and slam it down. Repeat. Repeat. Repeat. Bing. You're
You can use other flavors of Kool-Aid beside Cherry, but it wouldn't be Red now if you did that.
This is also a great recipe to take backpacking where weight is an issue. To
save on weight you can substitute 190 proof Everclear for the 80 proof vodka -
meaning that you only have to bring half as much liquor for the same BANG.
Also, You'll need to bring a water purifier with you, as you're diluting the
Everclear too much to insure that you'll kill all the bacteria found in
backwoods streams and lakes. You'll want water purifier as you'll want to
have plenty of water available for that big as the whole outdoors
hangover you are gonna have the next morning.