Gin and Grapefruit Radler

The Radler | Chicago, IL

radler cocktail at the radler chicago

Typically, a radler (the German word for “cyclist”) is known for being light in alcohol, but the addition of a shot of juniper-driven German gin ups the gear ratio. The Radler’s Haus Helles, made by Flesk Brewing, is available exclusively at the restaurant, so unless you have the hookup, Stiegl Pilsner will do nicely in its place.

Ingredients

Serving: 1

  • 8 ounces Radler Haus Helles, or substitute Stiegl Pilsner
  • 6 ounces San Pellegrino Grapefruit Soda
  • 1 ounce Schlichte Steinhaeger Gin

Garnish: quarter wheel of grapefruit

Directions
  1. Add the ingredients to a chilled pint glass, starting with the beer.
  2. Briefly stir to combine, and garnish with a slice of grapefruit.
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(n.) Gin’s legal definition requires it to be a neutral grain spirit flavored with juniper berries and proprietary blends of botanicals and then bottled at over 80 proof. Common botanical additions include citrus peel, coriander, cinnamon bark, angelica root, cardamom and a slate of others. First created in the 17th century as a Dutch medicinal tonic, gin’s [...] More A-Z →