Apfelschorle (German Carbonated Apple Juice)


Serves: 1 Liter (~1 Quart)

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I love Apfelschorle for numerous reasons, and I’d love to give them all to you but I’m in a bit of a rush this week! This week, my brother is getting married! Yay!! I’m excited! I’m baking his cake and doing some of the catering… So… as you can imagine, time and I aren’t working together :/ But let me briefly count the ways I love Apfelschorle! (And I will count. Check out this super fancy list 🙂 )

  1. Apfelschorle is both apple juice and soda!
  2. It’s a kid-friendly drink, meaning that there is no alcohol. (That’s right, completely non-alcoholic.)
  3. If you sit down on a hot day, this is an awesome drink. This carbonated drink is amazingly refreshing
  4. It isn’t as sweet as pure apple juice and not as carbonated as pure sparkling water
  5. It’s super easy to prepare
  6. Apfelschorle extremely cheap to make
  7. You can easily customize the flavor by varying the quantities of apple juice and carbonated water

That’s a nice small list. I know you’ll love this drink as much as I!!!

Apfelschorle A German Carbonated Apple Juice Recipe


Apfelschorle (German Carbonated Apple Juice)

If you haven’t gathered it by now, Apfelschorle will only take you a few moments to prepare. The steps to preparing it are 1 step shorter than the list of ingredients. Are you ready for this?!?!?! First, grab these:

  • 600 milliliters (2 1/2 cups) of apple juice
  • 400 milliliters (1 2/3 cups) of carbonated water

Whew! two-thirds of the way done! Now to finish, mix the apple juice and the carbonated water together!

Enjoy a nice cup of Apfelschorle at a restaurant, on a picnic, with a French flammekueche, or whenever!

Just as a heads up, I used a ratio of 3 parts apple juice and 2 parts carbonated water. But in general, you’ll find Apfelschorle with 50-60% apple juice. (Personally, I prefer the slightly sweeter flavor.) As I said before, you can very easily customize this drink. Just add a little of one ingredient and less of another and BAM a whole new drink.

As a note, I have tried this with club soda. If possible avoid it, club soda often has extra minerals and stuff added to it. I recommend a good carbonated water. (I love San Pellegrino’s carbonated water. It finds its way into my shopping cart way more often than I should!)

I know you’ll enjoy this recipe as much as I do. I love to make myself a cup of this wonderful carbonated juice during fancy meals. And, one of the best parts is, it’s non-alcoholic! So you can even give it to your kids (or younger siblings or nieces and nephews) at a birthday party or a picnic!

Well, I’m off. Time to make my brother’s wedding cake!

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  • Total time: 2 minutes
  • Serves: 1 Liter (~1 Quart)

Apfelschorle is a mixture of carbonated water and apple juice. This non-alcoholic German beverage will refresh you on a hot summer day or be a light flavor at a dinner party. Wherever you go, Apfelschorle is a perfect fit!


  • 600 milliliters (2 1/2 cups) apple juice
  • 400 milliliters (1 2/3 cups) carbonated water


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    Mix both of the ingredients together

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