I have been making this recipe based on Gatorade Recipe : Final recipe and really like it:
1 Kool-Aid packet
½ tsp Morton Lite Salt mixture (sodium chloride and potassium chloride)
1 cup sugar
1 gallon of water
I prefer to use just one Kool-Aid packet because it is easier on the stomach and has a nice mild flavor. The packets are 20 cents each and there are lots of different flavors.
About 200 calories per quart
I calculate the cost at 48 cents per gallon or 12 cents per quart. It is amazing to think what people are paying for flavored water.
One limitation: the mixture is not shelf-stable like commercially bottled products. In other words, if you leave it in a hot vehicle for more than a day or so it will start to turn into alcoholic "hooch". However it can be mixed on the spot from plain water, obviously.
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