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Mixed Drinks in Germany


If you are ordering drinks in Germany or need a special mix to wash down that wonderful roast and potatoes, look no further. Here is a list of the most common mixed drinks served in Germany.

These mixed drinks serve to cut down on alcohol content and still thirst. Cocktails made with hard liquor were not popular until recently and follow the American style.

Mixed Drinks made with Beer

  • The Radler, an equal mix of lager beer and lemonade. Very nice in the summertime, because you don’t consume as much alcohol.
  • An Alsterwasser is almost the same thing as the Radler, but made with a pilsner.
  • The Berliner Weisse mit Schuss is made from Weiβbier brewed only in Berlin with a shot of flavored sugar syrup. The syrup can be green, flavored with woodruff; red, raspberry flavor; or yellow, a lemon flavor.
  • Altbierbowle is a mixture of Altbier, fruit syrup and fruit, such as raspberries and strawberries. It’s served in a large snifter glass, with a cocktail fork.
  • A Gespritzter is lager beer mixed with cola.
  • Colaweizen is a hefeweizen (a Southern beer made with wheat) mixed with cola.
  • Mix Altbier, cola and a shot of cherry liqueur and you get an Altbier Cola.

Mixed Wine Drinks

  • A Kir is a white wine cocktail that is made by pouring a small amount of Crème de cassis (blackcurrant liquor) in the bottom of a wine glass and adding wine to the fill mark. Invented in France, it is very popular among young persons who are not accustomed to the bite of alcohol.
  • A Kir royale is the same but made with champagne and served in flute glasses.
  • Sweet wine spritzer uses Sprite or other lemon-flavored cola with white wine.
  • Sour wine spritzer (more common) mixes soda water with white wine.
  • Wine spritzer may also refer to apple wine with lemon juice and/or soda water.

Non-Alcoholic Mixed Drinks

  • Spezi is a mixture of cola and orange soda. It is sold pre-mixed or you can make it yourself.
  • Apfelsaftschorle, or apple juice spritzer, is apple juice mixed with soda water.
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