The Emerald Jewel

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Author Notes: In honor of St. Patrick's Day I combined my German Waldmeister with a Harp premium lager. This added a distinct sweet herbal flavor to the beer; it's not just your green food coloring. This is an Irish riff on the Berliner Weisse. I suggest adding fresh ginger to the Waldmeister for a some added zing. Sagegreen

Serves 1, easily doubled for a friend

  • 2 tablespoons Waldmeister (woodruff syrup)
  • 4 one inch long, thin slices of fresh ginger, optional
  • 12 ounces Harp premium lager
  1. For a variation, first add the ginger to the Waldmeister and let it rest for half an hour or up to a few hours.
  2. Pour the Waldmeister (without the ginger slices) into the lager. Cheers, Prost, Sláinte!

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almost 3 years ago wssmom

Brilliant!!!

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almost 3 years ago Sagegreen

Thank you kindly, wssmom!

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almost 3 years ago JoanG

Stunnig, and delicious I am sure!

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almost 3 years ago Sagegreen

Thanks, Joan. I just added the ginger, which makes this even better, IMO!

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almost 3 years ago sdebrango

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Fantastic for St. Paddy's day or any day you want a refreshing green beer. Can't wait to try the waldmeister

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almost 3 years ago Sagegreen

Thanks! I am going to try a variation adding fresh ginger to this as well.

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almost 3 years ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

That will be over the top.

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almost 3 years ago Sagegreen

Just tried it, since I had some mixed up...and I love it! Congrats on your Foodpickler win!!! Panfusion and I are finalists this week on the new Whole Foods contest site.

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about 3 years ago TiggyBee

mrs o'larkin, o'sagegreen and o'hardlikearmour...you're all killin' me.

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about 3 years ago TiggyBee

in a good way!!

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about 3 years ago Sagegreen

Thanks, O'TiggyBee!

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about 3 years ago hardlikearmour

hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

now who's killing who, O'TiggyBee!

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about 3 years ago mrslarkin

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Mmm...mmm! Wish I had one right now! Does the Waldmeister have a flavor?

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about 3 years ago Sagegreen

Oh yes, the woodruff has a distinct herbal kind of flavor in a sweet syrup. I like this better than the Berliner prototype.

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about 3 years ago hardlikearmour

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Have you ever made maywine? I have some sweet woodruff (just starting to spring out of the ground) and made maywine last year. I like the flavor of it.

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about 3 years ago Sagegreen

I love Maywine, but have not made it myself. Great idea. Bet that would be nice with your brie and grape tart.

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about 3 years ago hardlikearmour

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Great photo! Love me some green beer.

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about 3 years ago Sagegreen

It's a German syrup; since they have such purity laws about their beers, they have lots of over the counter add-ins.

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about 3 years ago Sagegreen

Thanks, TiggyBee!

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about 3 years ago TiggyBee

Yay for sunshine!!! Nice!! *smiles*