Making Wine Coolers: Our Best Recipes




If you were around in the 1980s you probably remember the wine cooler. Whether it was Bartles & James or Seagram’s, wine coolers were sweet and light enough for those who couldn’t handle beer’s bitterness or liquor’s depth, but had enough alcohol in them to loosen everyone up at any party. The time of wine coolers is gone, but you can still find some if you look hard enough. If you can’t find them, you can always make them yourself right in the comfort of your own home! Making wine coolers is actually fairly easy!

The first way to go about making wine cooler recipes is really easy. Take 16 ounces of white Zinfandel wine, 16 ounces of7-UP, the juice from a lemon and a lime, and four packets of Sweet-n-Low. Combine all these in a pitcher and that’s it! Pour it over ice and garnish with a lime or lemon wedge. This mixture will make four wine coolers.

The next way of making wine coolers is a bit trickier. In this one, you need one and a half cups of boiling water, six cinnamon apple herbal tea bags (Lipton works great), one-third cup of sugar, one cup of white wine, two teaspoons of lemon juice, and a little chilled club soda. In your teapot, pour your boiling water over your tea bags then cover it and let it steep for about five minutes. After that, remove the tea bags, stir in your sugar and let the mixture cool. Next, take a pitcher and combine the tea, wine, lemon juice, and cold water. Pour it over ice and use the club soda to even it out to 4 servings. Garnish with a lime or lemon wedge and you’re done!

The last way of making wine coolers calls for 1/2 cup of dry white or red wine,