You need just four things to make this ultra-simple, foolproof wine cooler: wine (preferably white or rosé), good fruit liqueur, fresh fruit and something bubbly. And you just need to remember one simple formula: four, three, one—aka, Manitoba’s area code. That means four parts wine, three parts bubbles and one part liqueur. As long as you follow that and use good ingredients, you’ll wind up with a refreshing, fruity cooler every time.
If you need a little more guidance, we can help. Here are a few combinations we recommend: white wine + sparkling wine + cassis + plums, rosé + grapefruit liqueur + lemon-lime soda + raspberries, white wine + orange liqueur + ginger ale + strawberries. Try one of those, then go wild and come up with your own signature cooler.