Seagram’s Wine Cooler: What Is It?

One of the most popular light alcoholic drinks of the 1980s was the wine cooler. It was sweet enough to appeal to people that couldn’t handle the bitterness of beer or strength of harder drinks, but alcoholic enough to loosen you up at a party. The hey-day of wine coolers has come and gone, but you can still find them here and there. Bartles & Jaymes certainly was popular, but the Seagrams wine cooler was always up there as one of the best as well. Remember those Seagrams wine cooler commercials with Bruce Willis singing into the bottle? Wow, the 80s were weird! But you can actually still find those Seagrams wine coolers here and there is you look hard enough.

If you still love wine coolers but can’t seem to find them in your area, have you ever thought about making your own wine coolers? There are plenty of great homemade recipes out there for you to choose from, no matter what flavor you have been craving from yesteryear.

This first recipe for wine coolers is super easy and tasty. For this one, you need 16 ounces of 7-UP, 16 ounces of white Zinfandel wine, the juice from one lemon and 1 lime, and 4 packets of Sweet-n-Low. Mix all the ingredients in a pitcher and you’re good to go! This mixture will yield 4 wine coolers; just pour it over ice and garnish with a lemon or lime wedge!

This next recipe is a bit trickier, but definitely worth it. For this one, you’ll need 1 ½ cups of boiling water, 6 cinnamon apple herbal tea bags (Lipton makes great ones), 1/3 cup of sugar, 1 cup of white wine, 2 teaspoons of lemon juice, and some chilled club soda. In a teapot, pour the boiling water over the tea bags. Cover the pot and let it brew for five minutes. Then remove the tea bags, stir in the sugar and let it cool. In a pitcher, combine the tea, lemon juice, wine, and cold water. Serve over ice and round it out to 4 servings with the club soda. Garnish with a lemon or lime wedge and your golden!

The last recipe comes with a bit of a twist. This recipe calls for half a cup of dry red or white wine, ¼ cup of chilled pineapple juice, one teaspoon of lemon juice, ¼ cup of sparkling water, and a lime wedge to garnish. This one is very simple; all you do is combine the wine (white or red – your choice), pineapple juice and lemon juice over ice in a glass. Add the sparkling water and stir it a bit with a stirrer. Garnish with your lime wedge and you’re done! This makes one serving.

Looking at what is provided here, you could very easily come up with your own recipes for wine coolers if you can’t find Seagrams wine coolers in your area. All it really takes is some carbonation, wine, and whatever sort of flavor you prefer. If you have the means and patience, try experimenting with some of your favorite fruit juices and see what you come up with! Quite often, after all, this is how new flavors are born! You might make something that you love, and when other people try it they may love it as well! Who knows — you could make a new hit! The only way you’ll ever know is to try, right?