Marisa Chafetz / Supercall

Wine • Sweet
Choose Your Own Adventure Wine Cooler

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.

The Essentials

White wine or rosé
Something Bubbly
Fruit Liqueur
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4 oz White wine or rosé
3 oz sparkling wine, soda water, lemon lime soda or ginger ale
1 oz high quality fruit liqueur such as orange, limoncello or cassis
Fresh Fruit like berries, melon chunks or peach chunks


  • Add wine, sparkling product and liqueur to a wine glass.
  • Add ice and stir.
  • Throw in fruit and stir briefly.