Thirsty Thursday-Lager & Lime

Celebrating my upcoming trip to my beloved England, this Thirsty Thursday features a drink that I often order at a pub in England when I’m not enjoying a local cider. Many of the beers are too hearty for my taste, but a lager is a crisper, lighter beer with a brighter flavor. When Rose’s lime juice, plus freshly squeezed lime juice is added, the lager is transformed into a lovely lime flavored light beer, perfect with the ubiquitous fish and chip  meal or a Ploughman’s Lunch, composed of a thick piece of  Stilton, Cheddar or a local speciality ,  Branston Pickle. and a hunk of crusty homemade bread.  There are many brands of lagers available so pick one, buy some fresh limes and a bottle of Rose’s Lime Juice and you’re ready to go!

Lager & Lime

1 teaspoon Rose’s Lime Juice
1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lime juice
8 ounce bottle lager
lime slice for garnish

In a chilled beer glass, combine the two limes juices. Pour in the cold lager and garnish with a lime slice. Makes 1 drink.


  1. Rossella
    October 3, 2010 / 2:29 pm

    Great mix. I didn't know about that combination of flavour in UK. In Austria there is Radler, a mix of lager and lemon juice. It born along Danube a day that there wasn't enough beer for bycicle riders.

  2. Jencrafted
    October 4, 2010 / 5:03 pm

    I'm not a big fan of beers either but this lager-lime sounds refreshingly light. Reminds me of Anchor beer – not sure if you've heard of it or had it; less like a beer, more like a soda. Thanks for sharing! And how exciting that you'll be visiting England. Can't wait to see your photos. They'll be fabulous, I'm sure.

  3. Lynne
    October 23, 2010 / 11:25 am

    Thanks, Rossella. The Radler sounds very similar.Jencrafted-I agree-this drink is much lighter than normal beer.

  4. Leanne
    November 6, 2010 / 10:39 am

    Unfortunately, as popular as Larger is, it's a European thing and DEFINATLY not an English thing. Ale, stout and bitter are all English beverages. But it's a lovely idea all the same and I'll be sure to try it out 🙂

  5. Lynne
    November 6, 2010 / 11:06 am

    Leanne-thanks for your comment. Lager may be a European thing, but I stand my ground that Lager and Lime is an English drink. However, a little discourse is welcomed.Cheers

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