If you ever catch yourself dreaming of a frosty bottle of Zima or a sweet sip of a Bacardi Breezer, you’re not alone. These vintage refreshers have a special place in many people’s hearts. They may not have been the best beverages out there, but they had undeniable character. And with the recent spate of beverage revivals—including Crystal Pepsi and Ecto-Cooler—it’s not foolish to harbor hopes that one day these others might make a comeback too. Take a look back at these eight now-defunct boozy offerings (R.I.P.) and reminisce about the good times.
Zima lived its short life as a citrusy, crystalline drink somewhere between a wine cooler and beer—and it never quite caught on. It was marketed by Coors as a “clear malt beverage” with “Zomething different.” That mysterious persona is probably what ended up killing it for good in the U.S. in 2008, though it lives on in Japan.