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Lemonade Beer

Updated on February 12, 2009

Lemonade beer is the perfect drink to introduce a beer-virgin to the wonders of the world’s oldest and most glugged alcoholic beverage. Lemonade beer, is exactly as it sounds, a mixture of the two. In more sophisticated places in the world, (such as Germany) lemonade beer is known as radler and can be found pretty much everywhere there. In other places, such as Australia and the UK, it’s called a shandy, but a shandy does not share the national popularity of the radler.

For us non-Europeans, don’t lose hope! You may not be able to buy radler outside of Germany (at least, I couldn’t) but you can, I discovered, very easily make it.

Things you’ll need

1)Beer

2)Lemonade.

I would suggest buying the cheapest beer you can find. It doesn’t matter what it tastes like, because the lemonade will mask most of the disgusting. (Lemonade beer is incidentally perfect for the penniless college student as well. Take note)

Some people do a 1:1 ratio, but I find this is often too sweet, especially if you’re using North American lemonade. All your beer really needs is a touch of lemonade. A 5:1 beer: lemonade ratio should do you fine.

If you’re looking for something even more different, you could try substituting the lemonade for ginger beer or some sort of lemon-lime soda like Sprite. Those are also good options for improving the taste of your below-average beer.

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      Matthias 

      7 years ago

      Just found this on Google :) The ratio depends mainly on the type of beer and lemonade that is available. And that depends on the country you live in. E.g. for Bud Light and the US-typical sweet lemonade a 1:1 ratio would be to much lemonade. Here in Bavaria the beer often has a much stronger taste and the lemonade is not as sweet as in the US, so 1:1 is just fine :)

      (We in Bavaria joke about Budweiser Light that it tastes like Bavarian water *g*)

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      sanctimonia 

      8 years ago from Pennsylvania

      This is also known as a Radler. For a true Radler, use 50/50 of a Munich Helles or something similar and some lemonade. Great because you can drink twice as much and only have half the beer so you don't get bombed too quick. Beware, it's dangerously tasty.

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      Tyler 

      8 years ago

      lol...tamed down "beast"...I know...beer is a killer right? hahahaha...I like the combination...but not because beer is a "beast"...

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      Elena. 

      9 years ago from Madrid

      Beer with lemonade is also rather popular round here -- some like it for the taste, since the lemonade takes the "bitterness" off the beer, and some drink it to tame the beer beast a little bit. That'd be my ase, if I know the night is going to be long, I may kick it off with a tamed down beast :-)

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      FreezepopMorality 

      9 years ago

      haha

      ...I dont get it

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      goldentoad 

      9 years ago from Free and running....

      oranges in my hefs, limes in my mexican beers.

      alka-seltzers before going to bed.

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