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Strawberry-Lemon Radler

June 23, 2015
Photo by Emily Vikre
Author Notes

The radler—a refreshing combination of beer and lemonade (or citrus soda) is a great summertime drink, and I believe it is a perfectly acceptable breakfast/brunch drink. —fiveandspice

  • Serves 1
Ingredients
  • 3 to 4 fresh strawberries, quartered
  • 2 ounces simple syrup (equal parts sugar and water stirred until the sugar dissolves)
  • 2 ounces freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 bottle wheat beer, chilled
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. In a jar or cocktail shaker, muddle (i.e. smash) the strawberries. Add the simple syrup and the lemon juice and a handful of ice. Stir or shake until everything is combined and chilled.
  2. Strain the strawberry-lemon mixture into a pint glass and top with the chilled beer (not quite all the beer will fit).

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I like to say I'm a lazy iron chef (I just cook with what I have around), renegade nutritionist, food policy wonk, and inveterate butter and cream enthusiast! My husband and I own a craft distillery in Northern Minnesota called Vikre Distillery (www.vikredistillery.com), where I claimed the title, "arbiter of taste." I also have a doctorate in food policy, for which I studied the changes in diet and health of new immigrants after they come to the United States. I myself am a Norwegian-American dual citizen. So I have a lot of Scandinavian pride, which especially shines through in my cooking on special holidays. Beyond loving all facets of food, I'm a Renaissance woman (translation: bad at focusing), dabbling in a variety of artistic and scientific endeavors.