Ghetto-ade is a type of "sports" drink.
Ghetto-ade is manufactured for and by "athletes" the world over to relieve dehydration from excessive drinking, over-indulgence in salty snacks of the flaming-hot variety and generally masking the un-appetizing microbial-infested municipal cesspool water coursing through rusty iron pipes.
The Ghetto-ade recipe varies across different cultures and socio-economic contexts. Generally, the formula is one part anything not water and between 5 and 100 parts water. A wide range of flavors can be had, including: orange, lemon wedge, grape jelly, pure cane sugar, Mrs. Butterworth's, day-old coffee with cream, unidentifiable (red), food coloring, banana cream pie, pocket lint, flat cola beverages, water and of course Gatorade.
"Man, I'm parched, hook me up with some Gatorade."
"We don't have any of that."
"Well, mix me up some Ghetto-ade, I think there is a drop of Sunny D at the bottom of a bottle in the garbage can"
"Damn, we didn't pay the water bill..."