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Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"Radler means 'cyclist' in German, and this refreshing drink was invented in Germany in the late 19th or early 20th century as a way to refresh bicyclists worn out by the summer heat. It is a 50/50 or 60/40 mixture of beer and lemonade and is a delicious addition to the menu of your summer barbeque or party."
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5 m servings 285
Original recipe yields 6 servings (6 cocktails)


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  • Cook's Notes:
  • Pilsner or lager work best for this drink, but feel free to experiment with your favorite. You'll need 1 to 2 six packs, depending on your taste.
  • I prefer homemade lemonade, or Simply Lemonade® for a store-bought brand. You'll need one or two 1.75 liter bottles, depending on your taste.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 285 calories; 0.1 47.1 1.9 0 27 Full nutrition

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Love this! Use wheat beer (weisbeer) for a rasser! I asked a bartender to make me one of these when I got home from Germany years ago, and got a seriously dirty look. Now, their all the rage, ju...

This was so refreshing! Really similar to a British Shandy. I used fresh lemonade, as that is what I had. There were no complaints, except when the glass was empty!