Saturday, May 14, 2011
This time of year is so nice! Everything is starting to come up in the garden, ahhhh..... So, that means it's time to make May Wine or Maiwein in German. Growing up, we always had sweet woodruff growing under the lilacs. When it's blooming you can make May Wine.
Pick a handful of sweet woodruff once the dew has dried.
Open a bottle of good white or rose wine. I'm using an Austrian rose for mine today. Don't use an overly bold wine, something along the lines of a Pinot Grisio, Chenin Blanc, or a Gruner Veltliner will work great.
Put the blossoms in a glass pitcher or jar and pour over the wine. Let sit in a cool place or fridge for several hours or overnight.
Strain out the blossoms. Serve over ice, mixed 50 - 50 with seltzer or club soda.