Orange Crush Cocktail is an adult beverage made with vodka, orange Kool-aid powder, and Sprite for a refreshing orange-flavored drink. Try my Paloma for another refreshing summertime cocktail.

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Orange Crush Cocktail

I remember loving Orange Crush soda as a kid. The carbonated beverage was one of my favorites growing up. This Orange Crust Cocktail gives you that same great orange, carbonated drink, but in an adults-only variety. You will feel like a kid when you make it with Kool-aid powder, but it is an alcoholic beverage for adults.

How to Make Orange Crush Cocktail

Orange Crush Cocktail Ingredients

With just four ingredients, this cocktail is as easy to make as Kool-aid!

Ice: I prefer crushed ice, but use whatever ice you have on hand.

Vodka: Choose the brand of vodka you prefer for this drink. Or your favorite liquor!

Kool-aid: You will need just 1/2 a teaspoon of unsweetened orange kool-aid powder.

Sprite: The lemon-lime soda gives the beverage the carbonation to remind you of Orange Crush soda. Choose your favorite brand of lemon-lime soda.

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Orange Crush Cocktail

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Orange Crush Cocktail is an adult beverage made with vodka, orange Kool-aid powder, and Sprite for a refreshing orange-flavored drink.


  • crushed ice
  • 2 ounces vodka
  • ½ teaspoon unsweetened orange Kool-Aid powder
  • Sprite, enough to top off the drinks


  • In a glass filled with crushed ice, add vodka and Kool-aid powder. Stir until the powder has completely dissolved.
  • Top with Sprite. Serve immediately.

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Reader Comments

  1. This looks so good. I think I would use concentrated orange juice instead of the kool-aid. Why have artificial when you can have the real thing.

  2. I LOVE your recipes but this one did not do it for me at all. I think it was the combination of the lemon-lime soda with the orange. It just didn’t work, and I was so disappointed. But so far I’ve loved all your other recipes.

  3. Unfortunately this was not a favorite of mine but it sounds delicious. One of my all ti.e favorites is the Arnold Palmer, please make it in adult form.

  4. Also you can make a peach-mango Long Island iced tea
    1. Long Island Ice tea..all the liquors are in one bottle
    2. Peach -mango Kool-aid
    2.Wylers light lemonade mix
    4 Sweet& Sour
    5. Ice
    In a big pitcher Pour about 2c of the liquor, 1 pk of Kool-aid 2 pks of lemonade..2 cups of sweet and sour ..put in ice and stir..DELISH and you cannot taste the alcohol. Adjust receipe for tase and strength.

  5. Unfortunately you cannot buy unsweetened kool aid powder in Canada anymore what can be substituted?

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