What are the beer cocktails for Oktoberfest?
- Ginger Shandy
- Orange Shandy
Head’s up beer fans, Oktoberfest is just around the corner! As a two-week beer festival held every year in Munich, Germany, and celebrated all over the world, you definitely shouldn’t miss out on recreating the four beer cocktails for Oktoberfest we have listed below.
While things may seem different this year with regards to the festival due to the global pandemic, that doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate with a fun-filled Oktoberfest with your friends and family at the comfort of your home. During these stressful times, there’s nothing like a chance to eat good food, drink beer, dance, sing, and enjoy. Who couldn’t use that right now?
If there’s one thing that Oktoberfest is all about, it’s drinking free-flowing pints of all kinds of beers. So if you’re not drinking beer as a cocktail, you’re missing out! These are the bubbly drinks that are perfect for the hot weather and are easy to make. With the variety of bottles available for beer delivery in Manila, you can easily spice up your quarantine with these four Oktoberfest beer cocktails.
Among the most popular bar drinks in Western Europe, especially in Germany is the iconic Ginger Shandy. It is a four-ingredient beer cocktail so there are no bartender secrets to making it at home.
The Ginger Shandy is made with wheat beer, ginger beer, lemon slices, and mint leaves. It’s a simple yet refreshing recipe that is easy to make and can be spiced up according to your taste preference. If you need a good wheat beer and ginger beer, you can’t go wrong with the Hoegaarden and Smirnoff Mule.
- 1 bottle ginger beer, chilled
- 1 bottle wheat beer, chilled
- 2 pcs. Lemon, sliced
- Mint leaves, for garnish
- Gather all your ingredients
- In a stein glass or pint glass, combine equal parts of the wheat beer with the ginger beer
- Stir in the lemon slices and mint leaves
- Add in ice
- Garnish each glass with a lemon slice
- Serve and enjoy!
If you prefer a drink with a sweet and citrusy touch, the Orange Shandy is a beer cocktail you’ll enjoy. A chilled pale lager is used for this spiced orangeade cocktail recipe, creating one of the tastiest shandies in a pitcher-size batch. It is ready to be shared with friends for an exciting Oktoberfest.
With its amazing floral aroma, crisp hop bitterness, balanced malt sweetness, and soft dry finish, Stella Artois is the perfect pale lager beer to pair with the Orange Shandy.
- 4 cups spiced orangeade
- 32 oz. pale lager beer chilled
- Add ice on 8 glasses
- Divide the orangeade equally among glasses
- Fill each glass with pale lager beer
- Stir gently
If you have yet to enjoy this beer cocktail, you're missing out on a real treat. The U-Boot is a traditional German drink that is made by dropping a shot glass of vodka into a pint glass of beer. The shot of vodka dropping in the beer resembles a submarine, which is why the name of the cocktail is U-Boot.
This fun and super easy-to-make cocktail is popular in Germany, Poland, and North Macedonia. Don’t forget to use a Jagermeister for your vodka when recreating the drink out for yourself!
- 1 1/2 oz. Jagermeister vodka
- 1 pint lager beer, chilled
- Place a shot glass on top of an upside-down Collins glass and add in the Jagermeister
- Place a pint glass on top of the two glasses and flip everything
- Remove the Collins glass and add lager beer in the pint glass
- While drinking, you will notice the Jagermeister combining with your lager beer
The term “Radler” means cyclist in Germany. Originally, the Radler beer cocktail was created in Germany to quench the thirst of bikers during the summer heat. The classic Bavarian beer cocktail combines equal parts of lager beer such as pilsner and lemonade. It is ultra-refreshing and contains lower alcohol content.
If you need a great lager beer, the Heineken beer is ideal because it is a light-bodied alcohol produced by a Dutch brewing company. It also has 5% ABV, making it perfect for those who want to avoid a major hangover the next day.
So if you’re looking for a low alcohol boozy fix that has a combination of sweet and tart flavors, the Radler is a perfect choice. Here is a recipe to help you make it at home for an authentic Oktoberfest experience.
- 12 oz. lager beer, chilled
- 12 oz. sparkling lemonade, chilled
- 1/2 lemon, sliced thinly (for garnish)
- 1 to 2 rosemary leaves (for garnish)
- Divide 12 oz. of sparkling lemonade equally in two glasses
- Add in the lager beer for each glass
- Garnish with lemon and rosemary leaves
- Add ice
- Serve and enjoy!
Oktoberfest is an annual festival that lets you enjoy life by drinking beer and having fun with friends, and who couldn’t use that right now? Recreate and sip on these four beer cocktails this Oktoberfest to spice up your celebration!
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