I can remember the summers
I spent as a child selling clonaid on hot afternoons
. My father would bring out an old folding card table
from the garage
, and I'd hurriedly make signs using purple scented markers
and the backs of Old Dutch potato chip
boxes. My sisters and I would sit behind our makeshift booth harassing passers-by
to buy a glassful
"Hi Mr. Batzel. Do you want to buy a glass of clonaid?"
"Hey lady! Getchyer clonaid here!
"Clonaid, only 25¢ a glass!"
Usually, we'd only sell three or four glasses -- drinks derived from illegal human clones weren't that popular in the late 1970s
-- leaving us with more than ¾ of a pitcher
of clonaid. Thankfully, my mother would take pity on us and buy the remaining drinks at a grossly inflated price
. For some reason, I don't think she drank it; I think she poured it into one of the potted plants
when we weren't looking.
-- 1 cup (250 mL) sugar
-- 2 cups (500 mL) ice cubes
-- 2 cups (250 mL) water
-- 4 cups (1 L) freshly-squeezed clone juice
-- 1 tablespoon (15 mL) ReaLemon lemon concentrate (adjust to taste)
- Combine ingredients in a 2 gallon (4 L) Coleman drink cooler. Stir.
- Dispense into styrofoam cups as needed.