The Americans are back doing what they do semi well by coming up with a brand new drink option based on an old recipe. Spodee is a normal wine that is fortified with high proof moonshine.
The brand new drink was created by Steven Grasse famous for breakthrough alcoholic products like Hendrick’s Gin and Sailor Jerry Rum. Spodee draws its inspiration from the Depression era- during the 1930s, people used to mix wine with whatever the hell they could find including fruits, herbs and spices. The homemade and rather potent ‘hooch’ was made in trashcans or bathtubs and bottled in milk bottles (nice touch). Spodee also comes in a milk bottle, and at 36 proof (by my calculations around 18%), has a significant kick.