2 cups cold club soda
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon plus 1/8 teaspoon Kool-Aid cherry-flavored unsweetened drink mix
1/2 teaspoon cherry extract
2 1/2 cups crushed ice

Pour 1 cup of the club soda into a blender.

Add the sugar, Kool-Aid mix and cherry extract.

Blend this until all of the sugar is dissolved.

Add the crushed ice and blend on high until slushy and smooth.

Add the remaining club soda and blend briefly until mixed.

If necessary, put the blender into your freezer for 1/2 hour.

After 1/2 hour remove blender from freezer and, again, blend briefly to mix.

Makes 1 (32 ounce) drink or 2 (16-ounce) drinks.