Seasonal special – woodruff drinks
I’m a great woodruff fan. The fragrance of the sweet woodruff is so tasteful and tickles the nose with a breeze of summer. Berries sprinkled with a dash of woodruff syrup are just delicious. Some friends wrinkle their nose, when I ask them for recipes with woodruff. When I serve them desserts or drinks with a light dash of that wonderful fragrance, all of them are excited and all cut and dried opinions are gone. Right, says the Chef’s Handyman team.
Woodruff drink with berries & herbs
To make the woodruff syrup, pour in 200 g or 7 oz. of sugar and 2 dl or 7 fl. oz. of water into a pan. Add lemon rind. Cook on medium heat for 15 minutes. Then cool the sugar water. Add one bunch of woodruff. Allow to rest for at least 1 hour. Remove herbs and lemon slices. Pour in preserving bottles.
For the drink, place berries, herbs and lemon grass into glasses pour in cold mineral water.
Chef’s Handyman tip: Substitute sparking water for prosecco or champagne.
Shopping list for the woodruff drink: 200 g or 7 oz. of sugar, 2 dl or 7 fl. oz. of water, 1 lemon, 1 bunch peppermint, 8 x lemon grass, 16 strawberries, some blueberries.
Cheers, your Chef’s Handyman team.