Drinks in Berlin

more than a year ago

Why order a bland drink you have back home when you can try one of many Szenegetränken (hip drinks) that Berliners love? Here's a dictionary of strange and delicious drinks and drink brands you may spot on bar menus around town.

Ayran - Salty Turkish yoghurt drink, great with a Döner kebab. Also available sweet, flavoured with mango or cherry.
Cidre - Alcoholic fruit juice drink, mainly from apples.
Diesel - Half beer, half coke.
Fassbrause - Soda made from fruit, spices and malt extract. Very Berlinerisch.
Gespritztes - Half beer, half Fassbrause.
KiBa - Half cherry (Kirsch) juice, half banana juice. The best tropical drink in the galaxy.
Radler, Alster - Half beer, half orange or lemon/lime soda.
Schorle - Half fruit juice, half sparkling water, usually freshly made. Apfelschorle is common.
Späti cocktail - Any mix made in your local Spätkauf late night shop; a cheap sweet or fruity drink mixed with the cheapest booze. Go wild.

Local brands
Made in Berlin, or elsewhere in/around Germany.
Afri-Cola, Fritz Cola - Local cola brands with high caffeine content.
Almdudler - An Austrian mix of apple and grape juice with herbs.


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