Emerald mist

By • May 31, 2011 • 21 Comments


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Author Notes: It is a hot humid day here. Looking at what I had on hand I came up with this recipe. It couples the super sweet woodruff sryup of Waldmeister with fresh lime. Fresh ginger adds some zing and lemon grass a subtle tone, too. I had flat tonic water to use, but fresh seltzer would be great.Sagegreen

Serves 1-2

  • 1 ounce Waldmeister (green, nonalcoholic sweet woodruff syrup)
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon freshly zested gingerroot
  • 1 inch piece of lemon grass, cut into small pieces
  • 12 ounces chilled selzter (or tonic) water
  • 2 ice cubes
  1. In a shaker combine the Waldmeister and lime juice. Add the ginger and lemon grass. Muddle these with a wooden tool. Let these rest for half an hour. Muddle again.
  2. Pour the seltzer into a chilled glass. Next strain (using a fine sieve or cheesecloth) and pour the green flavoring into the glass. Stir. Add two ice cubes. Enjoy.

Tags: bright, Drinks, herbs

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almost 3 years ago boulangere

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Not sure how this got past me. Beautiful on every level, especially the name.

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almost 3 years ago Sagegreen

Thanks, b!

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almost 3 years ago wssmom

What an incredibly lovely and inventive combination of flavors! Hats off, again, Sagegreen!

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almost 3 years ago Sagegreen

Thanks, wssmom.

Fb

almost 3 years ago BlueKaleRoad

I had no idea I could use my sweet woodruff this way! I've always loved how well it spreads and grows with such sweet little flowers. I'd love to try making syrup with it. Sounds like a refreshing drink!

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almost 3 years ago Sagegreen

Thanks, BlueKale. I have a bottle of the dark green syrup to use up with its distinctive flavor. It really is much nicer than any cough syrup!

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almost 3 years ago JoanG

You are the queen of green (drinks)!

Dscn2828

almost 3 years ago JoanG

Yum! You are the queen of the green drink!

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almost 3 years ago Sagegreen

Thanks, JoanG. Can you tell that green is my favorite color?

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almost 3 years ago sdebrango

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It looks refreshing and also beautiful. I googled waldmeister to get an idea of what it tastes like and it was in german except for an explanation of a classical piece of music by the same and a mathematical theory also of the same name. Is it anything like jaegermeister?

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almost 3 years ago Sagegreen

No, not jaegermeister. It tastes like an herbal sweet syrup....almost like a 24 hour cough/flu syrup.

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almost 3 years ago sdebrango

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Oh I love the herby flavored liquors. Not a fan of jaegermeister. Must be kind of woodsy nice.

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almost 3 years ago Sagegreen

Waldmeister is actually not alcoholic at all, just straight syrup.

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almost 3 years ago sdebrango

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Oh thats good just for flavoring. I'm learning so much had never heard of this before.

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almost 3 years ago Sagegreen

Thanks, sdebrango. I added some more notes to the recipe to clarify that.

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almost 3 years ago hardlikearmour

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I have a ton of sweet woodruff growing - could I make a simple syrup using it and substitute that for the waldmeister?

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almost 3 years ago Sagegreen

Yes, and no doubt that would be even better! I don't have woodruff, but must plant some this summer!

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almost 3 years ago hardlikearmour

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It spreads like a maniac and likes the shade, so plant it wisely or you may be yanking it up later!

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almost 3 years ago Sagegreen

Then it will be right at home. I will also post a version with the fresh woodruff this week if I can! AppleAnnie I think has used it.

Lorigoldsby

almost 3 years ago lorigoldsby

this sounds refreshing and looks like it might be close to a shady spot--but what more can you tell us about waldmeister? woodruff syrup? but very intrigued by the ginger, lemongrass and thyme.

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almost 3 years ago Sagegreen

Thanks, lori. You can find waldmeister at a wine and beer/spirit place or can order online. I used ginger and lemongrass to offset the sweetness of waldmeister. This combination gives a refreshing balance. My recipe for a Berliner Weisser is the traditional German recipe for the waldmeister shot.