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Traditional Radler

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Ingredients (2)

  • 1 bottle lager beer (we used Weihenstephaner lager)
  • 1 bottle lemon soda (we used Jones Stripped Natural Lemon Lime Soda)

In German, the language of beer, radler means “cyclist.” In beverage terms, a radler is a kind of beer-based “sports drink”—lager mixed with a soft drink, similar to an English shandy—a refreshing pick-me-up for guzzling when you stop at a kneipe, a countryside tavern. It’s simple and cooling, even when you’re not cycling the Alps.

What to buy: You’ll need a pale lager with hoppy bitterness, like Weihenstephaner. And for the soda, something with a clean lemon-lime taste, such as Jones Stripped Natural Lemon Lime, works beautifully.

This recipe was featured as part of our Cheers to Beer Refreshers!


  1. 1Fill a glass three-quarters full with lager (or if you want the lemon soda flavor to be more pronounced, then only fill the glass up halfway).
  2. 2Pour the lemon-lime soda to fill the glass completely.
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