It’s time for May wine.
I made May wine last year for the first time. It’s a lovely spring drink to serve guests. You need to open and use a whole bottle of wine (or more). It just makes sense to share it with friends. Here’s how I made it.
I picked some sweet woodruff (Galium odoratum) flowers and leaves. (Of course, it goes without saying that I don’t use pesticides, so no worries on using the home grown herbs.) I dried a bunch of leaves in the microwave. The flavors intensify when you use dried leaves.
I poured a bottle of Riesling wine in a container. It just made sense to use a German wine since this recipe is of German origin. Any white wine you love will do. I added the dried sweet woodruff leaves, covered the container and chilled it for a few hours.
I then strained the wine into glasses. Garnished with strawberries, fresh sweet woodruff leaves with sweet woodruff flowers and bright purple-blue borage flowers.