Gatorade is a wonderful drink for those who need to re-hydrate, but with all the talk in the news about additives and such – sometimes it can be worth making your own drink mix so you know exactly what is in it.  Here are a couple of Gatorade style drink mixes I have found.

Homemade Gatorade-style Drink mix Recipe 1

Homemade Gatorade

This recipe is my favorite.  This one also works well for my daughter who has to be on a low sugar diet. I make 1 gallon at a time since we go through more Gatorade in our house. When making 1 gallon at a time, double the ingredients.


  • 32 oz water
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ½ packet unsweetened Kool-aid
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice (Optional)

Mix together and chill.

Homemade Gatorade

Homemade Gatorade-style Drink mix Recipe 2

This one is not bad but it takes longer to make and I did not like the flavor of it as much.


  • ½ Cup Orange Juice
  • ¼ Cup Sugar
  • ¼ tsp. Sea Salt
  • 1 Tbsp. Lemon Juice
  • Water
  • Ice Cubes
  • 16 oz. Water Bottle

Add Sugar and salt to ½ cup hot water and stir to dissolve.

Add orange juice and lemon juice.

Fill a 16 oz water bottle with ice cubes.

Pour only enough of the mix to fill the bottle ½ way.

Fill the bottle the remainder of the way with cold water and shake to help give the ice a chance to cool the mixture.

Homemade Gatorade