Can I Make This Drink Ahead of Time?
Not really. It’s a drink that you should prepare while everyone is at the party and hopefully watching. Think about it like serving drinks at a bar. The bartender would do it one at a time and right in front of you.
However, you can prepare the syringes of bloody syrup ahead of time
What Can I Put in the syringe in place of concentrated Kool-Aid?
I know that you can use Grenadine syrup and have the same look and maybe even a better-tasting Shirley Temple. In theory, you should also be able to use maraschino cherry juice
Can I Turn this into an Adult Beverage and use alcohol?
- I have not tested it with alcohol, but you can certainly try it. I would use a cranberry-flavored Sprite, some clear vodka, and Grenadine syrup as a good start to a fun adult Vampire drink
*Eventually, after seeing your cool drink transform before your eyes, most of the Kool-Aid will spread throughout the soda and the soda will take on a layered look. Amazingly, some of the soda will still stay separated from the Kool-Aid. The top half will probably turn a blush color, then red, then clear. The drink starts to combine as you move it around. If you let the drink sit, it will happen more gradually. I timed my drink which was sitting on the counter, for about 1/2 hour and it was still not mixed entirely. That cool definition was still there. The Kool-Aid and soda mixed together taste delicious – kind of like a Shirley Temple.