Wine cooler has been a trend during the ‘80s for different parties. These cocktail drinks are best suitable during summer when people have to quench their thirst and freshen up their body. It will be easier for you to drink wines if you will switch to a cooler. But have you ever thought that there is no need for you to go to bars just to have a drink of your favorite wine cooler drink? You can simply make your own recipe instead of spending for expensive wines in the market. You don’t have to pressure yourself of creating it perfectly knowing that you will just have to use it as a base. And if you are excited about preparing your own wine coolers, here are some recipes that you should try at home.
Homemade Wine Cooler Cocktails
Dark Island Cooler
2 ounces of pineapple juice
1 ounce of spice rum
½ of vanilla bean
4 ounces of cabernet sauvignon wine
First, you have to split the vanilla bean into two by cutting it lengthwise. After that, you’ll have to scrape the seeds in a glass. Then add wine, rum, and the pineapple juice. You should stir the mixture to allow the ingredients to combine. You can add the ice and fill in the seltzer water.
This will take you 5 minutes to finish for a single serving.
1 ounce of Blanco or silver tequila
4 ounces of sauvignon blanc wine
3 ounces of grapefruit soda
1 lime (juiced)
This wine cooler cocktail is easy to make. You will only need to mix all the ingredients using a tall glass filled with ice. Stir the mixture gently and serve.
It will take you 5 minutes to prepare the cocktail for a single serving.
Rose Tinted Glasses
2 ounces of St. Germaine elderflower liqueur
1 cup of fresh hulled strawberries
8 ounces of rose wine
2 sprigs of fresh mint
Using a blender, you’ll have to crush the strawberries until it becomes smooth. You need to strain it in a cocktail shaker by making use of a mesh strainer. After that, you can add the elderflower liqueur and also the rose wine. Fill in the ice then shake the ingredients to combine. Strain it into two ice-filled tall glasses. Put the seltzer water and use the mint sprigs to garnish the cocktail.
The procedure will take you 10 minutes to create 2 servings.
½ ounce of lemon juice
3/4 cup of watermelon chunks
1/3 cup of frozen peach chunks
6 ounces of prosecco sparkling wine
Combine the lemon juice, peaches, and watermelon by using a blender. You’ll have to crush it until it becomes smooth. Strain it in 2 wine flutes with the use of mesh strainer. Finish it with a prosecco wine.
You can make 2 servings of the cocktail in just 10 minutes.
3 Ways of Cooling Wine
The temperature of the wine has an effect on its taste, smell, and structure. You can identify the temperature that the wine needs according to its style and body like for example white wine is best served cold. There are various ways on how you can chill wine that differ with the time and effort that you have to exert. This is important for you to know if you want to serve wine in its finest flavor.
How to Chill Wines
- Put the wine in a freezer or refrigerator
In order to achieve the best result from wines, you’ll have to let them stay in the fridge from 40 to 150 minutes. Red wines are easier to chill that will only take them 40 minutes compared to white wines that will take 2 ½ hours. It is necessary that you use an alarm to prevent the wine from freezing or control the wine’s temperature using a thermometer. A wine cooler can be a good alternative for standard fridges. You can check the best wine coolers in winecoolerlab.com
- Use an ice bucket for chilling wine.
This method is perfect if you want to chill wines quickly. You will need to fill the bucket with ice, pour water, and add salt. Using small grains of salt can help you reduce the water’s freezing temperature. Soak the bottle and rotate it from time to time to speed up the process of chilling.
- Store the wine.
Store the wine in a cool and dark place away from sunlight. If you don’t have a wine cellar, you can make your own or better have a wine refrigerator if you want to keep a dozen bottles of wine.