"radler Mass" (German Beer Cooler)

“As I watch my dear food network right now, it's on Dinner Impossible with Robert making meals from beer, and this reminds me of something I learned when I was living in the southern part of Germany. I figured I should share this as we don't get anything like this in the U.S. but it's really good. I normally don't like beer that much because it's too bitter for my taste most times, and German beer is the strongest I know! Anyway, this recipe can be made with any kind of beer but dark beer works really well. The combination sweetens up the beer a little, lowers the alcohol content even more, and gives it a unique taste, it's a little sweeter and less bitter, I guess you could call this the German version of a wine cooler... try it for your next party, even those who don't normally choose beer as their drink at a party will like it.”
READY IN:
5mins
SERVES:
1
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 cup beer (or any amount you like)
  • 1 cup carbonated lemon-lime beverage (I use 7-up, but Sprite, or even generic lemon lime works)
  • ice
  • 1 lemon twist (garnish) (optional)

Directions

  1. Take equal parts of beer and lemon lime soda over just a little ice to keep it chilled; be careful it will foam up a lot so take it slow. As you come to taste it, you can change how much beer or soda - if you really like beer the combination can be 3/4 beer to 1/4 soda (or vice versa if you don't like beer that much but want a taste of it). In Germany, at least where I lived in the Bavarian area in the south, this is very popular with the young people. Worth a try! :).

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