The perfect summer beer

Thanks to some new German friends of mine – I have found the perfect summer beverage (ahem, of the alcoholic variety).  It’s light, sparkling, and just plain ol’ refreshing in the summer sun. 

Apparently the Germans call it the “radler” (and yes, they really do drink this in Germany).  It’s essentially one part Sprite or 7-Up, to one part beer.  I personally like a 25% Sprite ratio to 75% light beer ratio.  Pour in a glass, serve cold…and enjoy.

Even if you don’t typically like beer – you should at least try it.


The Radler, the wine spritzer’s cousin.

Another beer mix we encountered and enjoyed in Korea was light beer, plus a little mix of Hazelnut syrup (the kind you’d put in your morning latte).  It’s a strange mix, but when served in a nice frosty mug – it’s quite tasty!

2 Responses to “The perfect summer beer”

  1. 1 Eric H August 31, 2011 at 1:32 am

    Stephanie just gave this a thumbs up. We’ll try it out at our tailgater Saturday.

  2. 2 Mark Z. September 15, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    Radlers are pretty awesome! I’ve tried Colaweizen…coke with beer…and I definitely prefer der Radler. 🙂

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