I not only drank "wine-ade" for Christmas dinner, but I made it for guests last night, just like I saw in the Bennigans. Oh, and it was goooood.
And yes, this seems to be a very Korean thing. I looked up "wine-aid" on Google and the only thing that came back was in Korean. Anyway, if you'd like to join the ranks of the "gay", go ahead and make "wine-ade" and gather your friends together to watch Bridget Jones' Diary, or download Love in the Time of Cholera. Here's the very simple recipe:
- 1/4 parts cheap, sweet red wine
- 3/4 parts Korean "cider" soft drink or Sprite
- a dash of cheap-ass, sweet champagne in a pinch
- big slice of lemon
- lots of ice in a big cup
Man -- this stuff is surprisingly good. Goes well with cheeseburgers and even steak, which was the Christmas meal at Bennigan's. I ordered that by accident, over in the Bennigan's in Seoul Station. Saw the bartender pouring wine and what appeared to be cider together in what came out to be a maroon "ade" of some type, and it looked strangely good. Ordered it -- the additional refill that's included sealed the deal -- and fell firmly into the drink's thrall.
Was like liquid crack, man. Try it out and tell me the results! And another favorite clip from one of the key movies in my collection.