Choose Your Own Adventure Wine Cooler

Marisa Chafetz / Supercall

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.



  • 4 oz White wine or rosé
  • 3 oz Something Bubbly
  • 1 oz Fruit Liqueur
  • Fresh Fruit like berries, melon chunks or peach chunks


Step one

Add wine, sparkling product and liqueur to a wine glass.

Step two

Add ice and stir.

Step three

Throw in fruit and stir briefly.

Contributed by Supercall