My friend Takuchi said "This drink turned my face the color of a rooster's comb!" I really liked that, so I changed the name of the drink to Rooster's Comb Drink. This is a drink for grown-ups. (In other words it has alcohol.)
Beer or happoushu (a type of low-alcohol bubbly drink)
Lemon juice (optional)
a small amount
Put in the red wine.
Add the ginger ale.
Add the beer or happoushu. Heheheh. (I used happoushu. I think draft beer would be better, but once I added lemon juice, it was pretty good.)
Add lemon juice to taste and stir. (By stir, I mean stir 10 to 15 times with a spoon with the rounded side facing up, not quite touching the bottom of the glass.
Here I added a lemon slice. The bubbles are gone...
A tip from Takuchi. If you are adding ice, wet the ice with water first to make the drink very foamy. Wow!
Story Behind this Recipe
I thought I'd seen something like this in a cocktail book I thumbed through at a bookstore and tried making it. However I'm certain it wasn't named like this. (Well duh.) I wanted to add lemon juice, so I did. I learned about this method of stirring a drink from the manga "Bartender". I wanted to make a cute beer based cocktail drink. Maybe "cute" isn't the right word to use here?
The main ingredients are added in equal amounts, so you can just eyeball them. Drink up any leftover beer with both hands the same you drink this! (If you can't, cover the beer with plastic wrap to store it temporarily, or give it to someone else. I drank up the cocktail first, and now I'm sipping on the leftover beer while writing this recipe.) You don't have to use ginger ale - anything with soda should work. (As long as it's drinkable, it's all good. Sorry.)