Oh yes they did. And wouldn’t you know, only in America. The Counter, a California based burger bar, has concocted three wine based milkshakes, the most popular “wine shake” being made from Pinot Noir, cherries, chocolate and vanilla ice cream.
The other two wines shakes available are Sweet Peach, made from sweet white wine with peach nectar and vanilla ice cream, and Mimosa, a twist on a brunch classic and like a boozy orange Creamsicle. It comprises white sparkling wine, orange juice and vanilla ice cream. They are available at The Counter branches in Santa Monica, Marina Del Rey, Century City, Toluca Lake, El Segundo, Torrance and Hermosa Beach. Or you could try to make them in your own home if California isn’t on your list of places to visit anytime soon.
The Counter is a pretty cool concept. Grab a clipboard and choose from an extensive list ingredients that allow you to build your own gourmet burger. They claim, “Our 312,120+ different burger combinations make every burger as unique as each customer. Rarely is the same burger made twice in one day.” Sounds like my kind of place. America is the land of burgers, one of my great finds in California, with the guidance of my sister, was the In-N-Out Burger. I’ve yet to enjoy The Counter experience.