Gatorade of mass destruction
Update 1: The latest on the recipe, which strikes me as phooey.
The suspects were going to dissimulate a liquid explosive gel stabilized by mineral salts in beverage containers (the drink was red--see below) with a false bottom. The payload was then to be detonated by a disposable camera flash.
The bombers supposedly were using Gatorade as the base and X as the active ingredient to produce an IED? Let's see what's in Gatorade:
Natural orange flavor
Yellow No. 6
Bromated vegetable oil