Kool-Aid, Just Add Water and Sugar Kool-Aid, the iconic American Drink, now available in the UK - it really is Cool! So when you buy a sachet, you may wonder if that is all you get?! But actually it mixes with sugar and 2 litres of water and away you go. And there are 9 different flavours. Invented in 1927, by a friendly chap called Edwin Perkins who looked for ways to sell his juice called Fruit Smack but by reducing his transport costs in the process. He made his mixtures in his mom's kitchen! So he found a way to extract the liquid and was just left with the powder, and there you go! Have you seen the Kool Aid Man? He's the advertising mascot who looks a lot like a jug of Kool Aid...strange.