The Berliner Weisse mit Schuss

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Author Notes: The Berliner Weisse sometimes is served with a shot of Waldmeister, a sweet woodruff flavored syrup for drinks. The drink is a lovely shade of green. I used to walk through the Grunewald in Berlin to a docked ship called the Alte Liebe and have lunch for one of these during a year I lived there. Alternatively, you could get a shot of raspberry instead, but I am partial to the woodruff.


Serves 4

  • 4 Berliner Weisser, (12 oz. bottles)
  • 4 shots of Waldmeister (1 or 1.5 oz, to taste)
  • 4 straws
  1. Slowly pour the beer into a large beer glass preferably one that has a raised rounded bowl.
  2. Pour each shot into the glass and serve with straws. Prost!
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over 3 years ago Lizthechef

I remember trying this with raspberry syrup but the green puts it over the top.


over 3 years ago Sagegreen

Thanks, Liz. I agree that the green is the best.


almost 4 years ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Never tried this beer, really cool color. Must try.


over 3 years ago Sagegreen

Thanks! Te color is from the waldmeister with its sweet woodruff flavor.Since the Germans have such purity laws around their beers, additives like this are common. There is also a raspberry (himbeer) shot that is red, but this is much more interesting. Hope you try it!


over 3 years ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

I love beer I will, hope local international beer store has it. Going to start frosting my beer mugs!!


over 4 years ago SallyCan

This looks oddly good-for-you and bad-for-you at the same time! (In a good way!)


over 4 years ago Sagegreen

Thanks, SallyCan. I know exactly what you mean!