Friday, June 15, 2007
Radler and other news you can use
Stumbled across a drink called a Shandy which is beer mixed with lemonade or soda. Couldn't decide if that was gross or interesting or a joke. Wikipedia had a suprisingly comprehensive global review of this Euro drink style. Most interesting to me was the Radler(german for "cyclist")-details below.
"The Radler ("cyclist") is a beverage consisting of a 50%/50% or 60%/40% mixture of lager beer and German-style lemonade. It was invented by the Munich gastronomer Franz Xaver Kugler in September 1922 when approximately 13,000 cyclists visited his tavern. His beer started to run out, so he cleverly mixed the remaining beer with lemonade and pretended he created the Radler especially for the cyclists so that they could drive home without the risk of falling off their bicycles. Radler is not just drunk only in Bavaria but the rest of Germany as well, and is also quite common in Austria. During the summer months, Radler is very popular due to its reputation of being a thirst-quencher."
Guess what will be in my water bottle this weekend if the sun is out?? At the very least I will be testing out some of these concoctions....