Who would have thought you could improve on the package directions of Kool-Aid? Well, you can! This is now my family's favourite way to prepare Kool-Aid, at one-and-a-half strength. We tried it at double-strength, but preferred this method, with this amount of sweetness. The extra flavour burst is particularly noticeable, we have found, with cherry, orange, and grape.
This is great over ice cream, but it's also wonderful poured over angel food cake or pound cake. Try orange extract or maple extract, too; you can really have fun with this sauce depending on how many extracts you keep on hand.
With some of this prepared and waiting in your fridge, and a package of the shredded cabbage coleslaw mix you can buy, you can have a salad on the table in minutes! Recipe easily doubles, or you can also easily just make half. I originally got this recipe from a friend, but I cut back the sugar and changed the type of vinegar used.
A nice change from Spanish coffee; although, if you prefer that, just replace the cherry liqueur with Tia Maria or Kahlua. It's also nice with Grand Marnier instead of the cherry liqueur, but then you'd have to rename it!
You can experiment with different vinegars with this dressing, to achieve different tastes. I use 2 garlic cloves, but 1 also works nicely. Sometimes I toss some fresh parsley into the food processor as well.
Licks was first established in the Toronto neighbourhood I live in, back in the late 70s. I remember the first store, with its 2 booths. They now have numerous locations. This is their "secret sauce", which was published in a Canadian magazine back in 1984. So, it's not so secret when you have the recipe!