My Ode To Zima

Do you remember the 90’s? I barely do.  It was ten years which included: high school, college, work, marriage, and graduate school.  But, I had many memories return recently when Mishi posed this on Aiming Low.  What made these memories return was one word: Zima.  Do you remember Zima? Gosh, Zima was like a fine wine compared to the wine coolers that we had been drinking before it arrived onscene.

Zima was this awesomesauce.  You could add things to this clear alcoholic beverage to make it customizable.  I used to add cranberry juice and even Kool-Aid.  Zima was introduced in 1993, how convenient that it was the same year that I graduated high school.  Wow, now I sound like a total underage drinking fool.  We all learn things from our past.  And it was discontinued in 2008.  I survived four plus years of college drinking Zima and umm the classy stuff called Boone’s.

Remembering Zima

I immediately texted Mishi, to tell her that I even had a “horrible” photo of Angry Julie and her pal, Zima. This is my friend, Melissa and I (I’m on the left) in 1993.  I was clutching my signature Zima, and Melissa was grasping her wine cooler.  This is how we rocked in the early 1990’s.

Do you remember the 90’s? Was your 90’s, the 80’s? I have some awesome stories from the 80’s also. I just need to remember them.  They usually involved the filming of Back to the Future and Kid’s Incorporated though.

32 comments
Kat @ www.TodaysCliche.com
Kat @ www.TodaysCliche.com

FREAKIN' HYSTERICAL, Julie. I graduated from HS in 93, as well... and have the IDENTICAL Zima and Boones stories as you! I've been a bit absent in the blogging scene for the last few months... w/my mom suddenly passing 2 weeks ago. I'm back on the wagon, and back to visiting those I love (i.e. "You!") and commenting... I have to pull some pics up. My hair was WAY WAY WAY bigger than yours, FYI... ;-)

Christine
Christine

Oooh Strawberry Hill! I graduated in 99 and our drink of choice was Smirnoff Ice. It must have come out around 2000. But, this post brought back some great memories!

jen
jen

oh yea, I remember the Zima!! ha.

Tractor Mom
Tractor Mom

No, I don't...no wait, I think I do...maybe not, but wait...yes I do! I do remember the '90's! I think I lived through them! I think I even remember Zima's! I was wondering about them the other day. I hate them don't make them any more! My dad even thought they were good and he was a BIG Budwieser Man!! I nominated you for the Honest Scrap Award! Check out my blog for more details! http://frugaltractormom.blogspot.com/2010/04/my-first-award.html Congradulations!

Sugar Jones
Sugar Jones

I LOVED Zima! And some pre-Mike's Hard Lemonade stuff called Hooch. I swear. It was actually called Hooch! Imagine saying, "Hey honey, can you grab me some Hooch while you're out?" Ahhh... the 90s.

Nikki aka The Guilty Parent
Nikki aka The Guilty Parent

ohdeargodinheavenyouareinmyhead! I graduated in 93 also and remember quite a few Zimas in my day. They were my beer to everyone's, well... beer. I never have been a beer girl and this was the closest I could get to drinking something "cool" because wine coolers weren't cool (though upon closer examination of that photo I think your friend may be drinking a wild berry or a strawberry daiquiri cooler - but I'm not an expert by ANY MEANS!);) I can't even discuss Boone's - flashbacks girl. FLASHBACKS.

Jessica @ Mommy's Sippy Cup
Jessica @ Mommy's Sippy Cup

Ohhh Zima and jollyranchers! This is hysterical! Someone was just saying the other day they wondered what happened to Zima. And I loooooved Kids Incorporated. Sadly, I still know the theme song. Gotta love young Fergie! Haha :)

Melissa
Melissa

Do you remember EG's? The early 90's had everyone wearing tire socks around their ankles. The bigger, the better. It was ridiculous!

Rachel ~ Southern Fairytale
Rachel ~ Southern Fairytale

*snort* LOVE Zima.. I remember the burn, the fizzy tang. Wow, the memories. KIDS INCORPORATED... I used to WISH and DREAM that I was on that show. It was a fav. Even after I was too old to like it.

Mikalisa
Mikalisa

Gr8 pic Angry Julie! Lol. Yea, remember Zima! Good times definitely. A bartender used 2 add grenadine 2 mine. Why? Lol. Boones Strawberry Hill..YUM. Still gives me a headache.Party On!

Becca - Our Crazy Boys
Becca - Our Crazy Boys

Um... Back to the Future scared me. Thanks for bringing THAT back. Ahem. I had a sleepover with a few friends and the next day we put Zima in our orange juice, pancake mix, syrup... you name it, we tried to mix it... yuck.

becca
becca

oh zima... i once smuggled you into church camp in water bottles. we would have gotten away with too if _____ hadn't ratted us out. dork. we were such a good team, you so cool and refreshing, me so hip with my big bangs and high tube socks. you helped me play spin the bottle and make bad decisions. cheers! oh boone's strawberry hill... that's a whole other story. thanks for the trip down memory lane! i'm going to go repress some memories now.

Wendy
Wendy

Oh, 1993! I graduated from high school that same year. And yes, my friends and I drank a ton of Zima (Boone's Farm and Keystone Light too) and it would knock me on my ass! I didn't know it was discontinued. Apparently high school seniors have moved on from malt liquor! Now I must reminisce and download "Whoomp, There it Is" by Tag Team.

Rachel Boldman
Rachel Boldman

Well I guess I can't really contribute much to this conversation...I didn't turn 18 until December of 2000 (I was already in college) so I didn't turn 21 until 2003...so I totally missed out on Zima. But Mike's Hard Lemonade??? (In its many forms and flavors) Yes. Yes yes yes. :)

Megan
Megan

oh! I was going to ask... who won the Harvey's bag??? Did I miss a post???

Megan
Megan

oh zima... although my forays with that lovely beverage were in the late 90s, (I was also an underage drinking fool) I sure remember them... well, most of them... ;) Wow we were classy.

Christine
Christine

Ah Zima - I graduated in 93 as well - and drank a couple of Zima's in college :)

Allyson
Allyson

I just threw up a little. I had one bad experience with Zima when I was 16 and never drank it again. But I did go through a many bottles of Boone's Farm Strawberry Hill...I think that was what it was called. At $2 a bottle I could not resist.

Cascia @ Healthy Moms
Cascia @ Healthy Moms

I remember Zima. My older friends and older siblings drank it but by the time I turned 21 it was no longer popular. Thanks for stopping by the Healthy Moms! I'm adding your button to our blogroll.

Amanda
Amanda

Sure I remember the 90's. They started when I was in 4th grade.

Natalie
Natalie

Ah yes, the Zima. Good times, Angry Julie...good times...

Jamie
Jamie

I graduated in '94 and had a similar decade, but no Zima. But Boone's farm? Sweet, sweet Boone's farm. I almost bought a bottle of Strawberry Hill a few weeks ago. I think I drank every flavor of Boone's farm ever made.

Angry Julie
Angry Julie

Hooch, that makes me laugh...you know that you will never live that one down.

Angry Julie
Angry Julie

I went to elementary school with Fergie, so I watched Kids Incorporated a lot.

Angry Julie
Angry Julie

Ok, I'm laughing because I might just have those songs on CD, and they are on my iTunes. Whoomp, There It Is, rocked my world.

Angry Julie
Angry Julie

A girl named Mandy won the Harvey's bag.

Lana
Lana

I don't think I've ever had Zima, oh, but I did drink quite a bit of Boone's back in the day. Thanks for making me feel old, lol!

Angry Julie
Angry Julie

I made it through my freshman year of college with Boone's.

Angry Julie
Angry Julie

You know you love my total K-Mart Timberland knock-off construction boots in that photo. I was a total hottie.