Had entered in adult age in ’90s then you might be familiar with the clear drink Zima beer? Others may be wondering what is Zima? You will be happy to know that the drink has entered the market again in 2017 and won many people’s hearts over again. We understand your curiosity level and therefore we are here with all the essential information about the drink.

Zima Drink

Zima meaning Winter was introduced in the market in 1993 and stayed up on the shelves till 2008. In the tenure, at the time, around 1.3 million barrels were sold. The drink along with its taste and appearance was also famous for its great advertising tagline Zomething Different. 

Zima beer

Coors spent $38 million to promote and advertise the drink. He put every possible effort to make the drink famous among people. He also ran a campaign that featured the first-ever website that highlights the food products. On the website, he offered all the information about the drink thus keeps the people updated about the drink.

Along with the information he offers the downloadable Zima game and soap-opera video series.

Although the drink was famous during the initial days that increase a sale by 70% but slowly its sale declined by two-third and eventually by 2008 Zima beer disappeared from the liquor stores.

The drink entered the market once again in 2017 and thus the drink was available for people at nearby liquor stores. Now Zima is available in almost every store in the US and Japan. Many people picked up the stock to reinvent their 90s memories.

Zima re-entered the market with Z2K i.e that the drink would be available for the limited period and therefore it is good to for all to stock up the Zima beer to enjoy its taste for long.

Zima when re-introduced came up with some of the refreshing taste that redefines its flavor.

According to a consumer, the new Zima drink tastes somewhat different from its original malt flavor. The new drinks will give the new look and new stimulating taste like Zima Citrus, Zima Tangerine, and Zima Pineapple Citrus. All these flavors are easily available in the liquor store near you.

The new packing of Zima reflects the new formula with the alluring fruit images and refreshing citrus color. These new flavors are 5 percent alcohol by volume available in different options available in six-packs 12-ounce bottles and individual 22-ounce bottles.

However, one can also prepare the drink by trying its simple DIY recipe. Here is the simple recipe with easily available ingredients.

Zima Drink Recipe

The recipe of Zima Drink is simple and one can prepare it easily by gathering few ingredients easily available. Here is the list of ingredients and the preparation method of the drink.

Try preparing the drink at home and do share your experience with others including us.


  • 1.5 ounces of vodka
  • 1.5 ounces Calpico (a Japanese soft drink)
  • 0.25 ounces lime juice
  • 1 ounce of water
  • 1.5 tablespoon sugar
  • 1-ounce club soda

How to Prepare the Drink?

Here, is the simple method to prepare the Zima drink at your place.

  • Gather all the ingredients, and add everything into the Collins glass.
  • Stir well.
  • Keep in the fridge to cool the drink.
  • Serve and enjoy the drink.

What Does Zima Taste Like?

When it comes to taste, Zima is sweet, tart, citrusy with a boozy kick. In all, the Zima drink is a pretty great drink that can make one fall for it.

One of the cocktail prepared from Zima the faux Zima which although is not crystal clear due to Calpico but is the terrific drink that goes best for the hot days.

Another thing of Zima that takes away the heart and attracts many is its fizzy nature.

Zima Calories

Although, there is no doubt that the Zima taste extremely great. But those who usually remain conscious of their weight, drinking Zima beer or drink is not a good option.

The drink has 185 calories with a high richness of carbohydrate (100 percent) without any trace of protein or fats.

Different Zima flavors and Calorie Count

Zima DrinksCalorieNutritional Information
Coors Zima Pineapple Citrus182 CalCarbs: 21.7 g
Protein: 0g
Fats: 0g
Coors Zima Tangerine181 CalCarbs: 21.7 g
Protein: 0g
Fats: 0g
Zima XXX Hard Orange231 CalCarbs: 30 g
Protein: 0g
Fats: 0g
Zima XXX Hard Lemon Lime231 CalCarbs: 30 g
Protein: 0g
Fats: 0g
Zima XXX Hard Green Apple227 CalCarbs: 29.5 g
Protein: 0g
Fats: 0g
Zima XXX Hard Black Cherry234 CalCarbs: 30 g
Protein: 0g
Fats: 0g


Zima Alcoholic Content

With the attractive, fizzy appearance and of course the great taste, the other thing that pulls many people towards it is the alcohol content. Zima beer has 4.7 percent alcohol by volume which makes the drink comparatively lighter than other beer.

People looking for the light beer, actually do add Zima in their preference list. 

Bottom Line

It’s all about taste and refreshment that Zima gives to the consumer. So next time, when you are in the mood to taste a beer with the rich flavor and refreshment, do not forget to include Zima in your list. 

Either get it from the store or try preparing it on your own, but do not forget to share your experience in the comment box below. 

ABV: 4.7%