Father's Day

Emerald Mist - Sweet Woodruff Syrup

May 31, 2011
4 Ratings
  • Serves 1-2
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

What You'll Need
  • 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.

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  • wssmom
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  • JoanG
  • hardlikearmour

15 Reviews

boulangere June 5, 2011
Not sure how this got past me. Beautiful on every level, especially the name.
Sagegreen June 5, 2011
Thanks, b!
wssmom June 1, 2011
What an incredibly lovely and inventive combination of flavors! Hats off, again, Sagegreen!
Sagegreen June 5, 2011
Thanks, wssmom.
BlueKaleRoad May 31, 2011
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!
Sagegreen May 31, 2011
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!
JoanG May 31, 2011
You are the queen of green (drinks)!
JoanG May 31, 2011
Yum! You are the queen of the green drink!
Sagegreen May 31, 2011
Thanks, JoanG. Can you tell that green is my favorite color?
hardlikearmour May 31, 2011
I have a ton of sweet woodruff growing - could I make a simple syrup using it and substitute that for the waldmeister?
Sagegreen May 31, 2011
Yes, and no doubt that would be even better! I don't have woodruff, but must plant some this summer!
hardlikearmour May 31, 2011
It spreads like a maniac and likes the shade, so plant it wisely or you may be yanking it up later!
Sagegreen May 31, 2011
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 May 31, 2011
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.
Sagegreen May 31, 2011
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.