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11th August 2020

Crush A Grapefruit Radler This Summer

After becoming a favourite in bars and pubs around the UK, one of the world’s most thirst-quenching summertime beers – Stiegl Grapefruit Radler – can now be enjoyed at home or on-the-go after being made available in retail.

Produced by combining Stiegl’s famous Goldbräu lager with fresh grapefruit juice, this much-revered, naturally cloudy Radler-style beer contains just 2% alcohol by volume but offers an explosion of fruity flavours, fizz and tang for the ultimate refreshment.

An absolute must for some sun-drenched summer sipping, the Radler is also fantastic alongside spicy dishes, fruit-forward desserts and also when utilised in beer cocktails.

Great examples of beer cocktails include MEATLiquor’s famous Radlerita, drink writer Jonathan Hatchman’s Rad Paloma, beer writer Mark Dredge’s Campari Radler and blogger Happy Skin Kitchen’s Grapefruit Beerlini.  (Full details of these recipes and four more fantastic beer cocktails are below).

About Stiegl 

The Stiegl brewery grew out of what was a popular beer-making guesthouse called the ‘Bräuhaus an der Gstätten’. It was first mentioned in written records on the 16th June 1492 and was located in Salzburg, Austria.

Over the past 500 plus years, the brewery has seen everything from immense joy and celebrations to fires, war and economic turmoil but throughout, it has remained, playing a huge part in the city and country’s culture and history. Even Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart guzzled a few Stiegl beers in the 18th century.

Most famously known for its multi award-winning Stiegl Goldbräu beer, Stiegl utilises a wealth of brewing experience combined with some of the most high-tech brewing equipment, processes and procedures in Europe, whilst benefiting from the finest Austrian raw materials often cultivated in the brewery’s own fields.

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Beer Cocktails 

The Radlerita by Scott Collins, MeatLiquor 

50ml Tequila Blanco

25ml agave syrup

1 squeeze fresh lime

1 can of Stiegl Grapefruit Radler

Garnish – 1 slice of pink grapefruit

  • Fill a tankard with ice, add the tequila, agave syrup and lime juice.
  • Top with the Stiegl Grapefruit Radler and stir gently to combine.
  • Garnish with a slice of pink grapefruit.


 Grapefruit Beerlini by Happy Skin Kitchen  

1 can of Stiegl Grapefruit Radler

1 grapefruit (pureed)

1 peach (pureed)

80ml Prosecco

Garnish – grapefruit slice

  • Puree the Grapefruit and Peach together.
  • Add a heaped tablespoon of the puree to a martini glass.
  • Add approx. 80ml of Prosecco
  • Top with Stiegl Grapefruit Radler



 Campari Radler by beer writer Mark Dredge

1 can of Stiegl Grapefruit Radler

60ml Campari

Garnish – lemon

  • The best way is to have a big glug out of a chilled can of Stiegl Grapefruit Radler, tip in the 60ml of Campari and tuck in.
  • For a slightly more stylish serve, add ice to two rock glasses, put half a can of Radler into each and then tip in 30ml of Campari.
  • Watch it do its thing for a few minutes, garnish with a twist of lemon rind and then sup.   


Rad Paloma by food and drink writer Jonathan Hatchman

1 can of Stiegl Grapefruit Radler

1 Grapefruit

50ml mescal

Smoked sea salt

Chilli flakes

  • Mix smoked sea salt with a pinch of chilli flakes (to taste) on a saucer. Rub a slice of grapefruit around the rim of a glass and roll the rim in the salt mixture
  • Add a slice of grapefruit to a cocktail shaker and muddle.
  • Add 50ml mescal and ice, then mix for 30 seconds.
  • Double strain into the salt-rimmed glass. Top with the Stiegl Radler Grapefruit and stir gently.
  • Garnish with a twist of grapefruit rind. 


The Irish Cyclist by drink writer Charlie Whitting

50ml Irish whiskey

Squeeze of fresh grapefruit juice

1 can of Stiegl Grapefruit Radler

Sprig of rosemary

  • Pour whiskey and ice into a mixing glass
  • Squeeze in the grapefruit juice and stir
  • Place ice cubes into a lowball glass
  • Strain the drink over the ice and top up with Steigl Grapefruit Radler
  • Garnish with a sprig or two of rosemary


Radlerovska by drink writer Charlie Whitting

50ml shot of vodka

25ml shot of fresh grapefruit juice

1 can of Stiegl Grapefruit Radler

Garnish Grapefruit rind

  • Shake the vodka and grapefruit juice with ice
  • Pour into the nick & nora glass
  • Top up with Steigl Grapefruit Radler
  • Garnish with a twist of grapefruit rind


The Green Lady by drink writer Charlie Whitting 

12 basil leaves

50ml tequila

Squeeze of fresh grapefruit juice

1 can of Stiegl Grapefruit Radler 

Salt (optional)

  • Muddle 12 basil leaves
  • Squeeze in the fresh grapefruit juice and tequila
  • Pour into a cocktail shaker with plenty of ice and shake
  • Use a fine strainer to pour into a chilled martini glass (salt rim optional)
  • Top up with Stiegl Grapefruit Radler


The Piscadler by founder of beer importer Euroboozer Martyn Railton 

75ml Pisco

150ml Stiegl Grapefruit Radler

Half a lemon – juiced

1 Egg white

  • Beat a bit of the fizz out of the Stiegl Grapefruit Radler, like you would with a shandy.
  • Combine in a shaker full of ice with the juiced lemon, the pisco and egg white.
  • Shake well and pour
  • Add six drops of angostura bitters
  • Sink