I've been living here for nearly 3 years now, but it kind of occurred to me today how obsessive Germans are about fizzy water and how they mix fizzy water with everything, which makes me wonder why other countries don't do it because it's awesome. Especially Apfelschorle (or Apfelsaftschorle). Our friend Adam put the Germans' love for Apfelschorle really well in his article How to be German:
"You know in movies when people go to therapy and then the therapist asks them to create a happy place. A safe, tranquil spot they can turn to when the world gets too big and scary. Usually it’s a beach, or a rocking chair on the front porch of an idyllic childhood home? For Germans, that happy place is swimming naked in a lake of Apfelsaftschorle."
I would also happily swim in a lake of Apfelschorle. Probably not naked, though, because I'm not quite that German yet.