Cowboy Kool-Aid Drink Recipe

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Nutrition Information† ‡

Serving size: 250 mL (1 cup)

0.0 g
24 g
0 g


How to Make It

Take a clean, empty, plastic gallon jug. Pour in the smallest can of frozen limeade you can find, about 6 oz. Add all six cans of ice-cold Mountain Dew. Pour the entire pint of 190 proof Everclear into the jug. Add enough cold water to bring the brew close to the top of the jug (about a cup or so.) Now shake it very, very gently with the lid on the jug. It'll fizz, so don't shake it hard!

Pour into mason jars (or sip right from the jug if you're so inclined) and enjoy.


This drink recipe was submitted by one of our gifted readers, Brenda Mott!

Contributor notes

This is a recipe created in 1980 by some cowboys I knew, and I've since passed it down to my son and his friends. Keep the tradition going!

Comments on Cowboy Kool-Aid

  • Coltin
    Jul 26th, 2023
    This is the most disgusting thing ever 🤮🤮🤮🤮
  • josh's Mom
    Jan 17th, 2023
    Our poor josh unfortunately is not with us anymore after this drink. he did not survive that fall... RIP josh 10/10 drink though
  • cody
    Jun 8th, 2011
    me and my friends mixed some up it was great just sippen on it wit our beer on the boat! i give it 10/10
  • josh
    Feb 5th, 2011
    gonna try it tomorrow
  • WickedMainea
    Dec 8th, 2009
    tried this last night. pint of everclear is WAY to much for the amount of mt. dew and the rest. but messed with it a little and I worked it out. I drink everclear all the time. good stuff.

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