I am not a beer drinker. My husband, loves a cold beer on a hot summer day. When I'm not having a cocktail, I really love lemonade. Really love it. Last summer, while pregnant with my son, I could have drowned myself in lemonade, it wouldn't have been enough.
But in Austria, I discovered a drink that is half beer and half lemonade. It was perfect for me! Its called a radler, which is German for "rider". We spent most of the spring of 2007 riding our bikes along the Danube. We'd stop for lunch somewhere and my husband would have a beer and I'd enjoy a cold bottle of Radler.
Although I can't find bottled here in the US, there is nothing to stop me from making my own during the hot Atlanta summers. Since its pretty much equal parts lemonade and beer, I thought I'd make my own lemonade.
For the lemonade:
adapted from Ina Garten
1 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice (from about 5-6 lemons)
1/2- 3/4 cups superfine sugar (I used regular granulated)
4 cups cold water
Pour all ingredients into a large pitcher and stir well.
For the radler:
Fill glass half way with lemonade. Top with pilsner style beer (I used Warsteiner).
To quote the lovely Ms. Garten, "How easy is that?" This could really only be easier if you used store bought lemonade. Enjoy!