“Waldmeister” Bowl (Spring Punch)

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“Waldmeister” bowl also called May bowl is the ultimate spring drink. The aromatized wine is made of the herb woodruff (in Germany known as Waldmeister) and a white wine. The herbs give the drink a fine flowery aroma -The ultimate spring punch.


Waldmeister (woodruff) is a plant that is typical for spring season. The May herb is blooming between April and June. It `s fine aroma is used for syrups and drinks. The flavor of Waldmeister becomes richer when the herb is wilted for some hours.



  • 2 bottles of white wine
  • 1 bottle of champagne (sparkling wine)
  • 1 bunch of woodruff
  • Sugar (optional)


Fill a wide glass jar with white wine. German “Riesling” is typically used for the bowl, but you can also use any other halfdry wine. Hang a bunch of Waldmeister (woodruff) into the wine. You can use a chopstick & a string to fix the herbs. Make sure that only the leaves soak in the wine. Leave it for about 30 minutes. If you like, you can  sweeten with some sugar. Remove the herbs & add the champagne – ready is a May bowl with a fine spring aroma.