The Secret To Summer Beer Bliss Sits In Munich
To avid beer drinkers and expats, this super summer beverage might be pretty familiar; it's the Radler, a mix of light beer and lemonade which also goes by the names of panache in France and clara in Spain. Since lemonade never fails to refresh, the Radler is a way of both adapting beer for summer bingeing and offering a refreshing beverage.
Since Oktoberfest in Munich actually takes place in September and the city is usually still experiencing summer temperatures, tucking into a Radler is a way to continue drinking into dusk without suffering heatstroke and passing out from a combo of booze and sunlight. In town and away from the Oktoberfest tents however sits Donisl Restaurant, a bastion of Bavarian cuisine for over 200 years, which happily serves up fizzy steins of Radler to those looking for a meal with their beer.
If you're opting to stay home this year and leave Oktoberfest to the college kids and Japanese tourists, then we recommend you hit the grocery store and stock up for some homemade Radler; it's easier than any other drink we've featured thus far:
· Fill a stein or beer glass 3/5 full of a light beer like Munich-made Schneider Weisse
· Fill the remaining 2/5 of the glass with either a lemon soda or, if you're lazy, 7-Up
· Throw in a few ice cubes and serve
· Donisl Restaurant Munich [Official Site]
· Summer Cocktails Map [Jaunted]>
[Photo: Donisl Restaurant]