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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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
total:
5 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 cocktails
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine beer and lemonade in a gallon-sized pitcher.

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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(R) for a store-bought brand. You'll need one or two 1.75 liter bottles, depending on your taste.

Nutrition Facts

285 calories; protein 1.9g; carbohydrates 47.1g; fat 0.1g; sodium 27.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
10/04/2017
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 just called shandy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2016
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! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/03/2017
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 just called shandy! Read More
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