Surprise! I made a new syrup. This is seriously getting an addiction. My name is Sarah and I have been making syrup for the last couple of weeks. Hello, Sarah!
I already joke that I’m going to make a syrup bar. To be honest, I just don’t feel like baking lately and I’m really uninspired when it comes to taking food photos – except for drinks. Also I really like drinking them afterwards. It’s so humid in my office that I need to drink enough and this just gives me the best excuse.
Also there’s a funny story how I stumbled upon this: I was with a friend looking at the garden of my parents when she squeaked and said: “Oh, you have this herb that tastes like Coca Cola?!” Neither my mum nor me have heard of that, so I took a handful home and began my research. Turns out, this is Southern Wood or Eberraute (Worst. Name. Ever. Sounds horrible!) in German. Beside it’s name it really makes a delicious syrup that tastes a little like Coke.
- 4 tsp chopped southern wood
- 500 ml water
- 500 ml sugar
- 2 tsp lemon acid
- Heat the water in a pot and add the sugar.
- Take it from the heat and stir well until all sugar has dissolved.
- Add the chopped southern wood and put a lid on the pot.
- Set aside for 3 days.
- Now add the lemon acid and stir well. Voilá! The cordial is done!
To make it last in bottles. Heat some water in a water cattle and fill the empty glass bottles. Pour the hot water into the bottles and leave it for a few minutes. Pour it out and fill the syrup in while the glass is still hot.
Best served with some fresh raspberries, ice and soda. This is so good that I filled my glass pretty quickly. Finally, I drink enough!
Have you ever heard of Southern Wood? Eberraute? Coke herb? Or whatever you want to call it…
Now. Carry on!
Also, ich musste die Eberraute ja erst mal googeln… ich wüsste ja jetzt zu gern, wie sie schmeckt! Wo kann man denn sowas überhaupt kaufen? Apotheke?
LG und Prosit
Witzig, oder?! Wenn du mir deine Adresse schickst an hello (at) look-what-i-made.com dann pflück ich dir welche und schick’s dir.
Hallo zusammen, das Kraut kann man in jeder guten Gärtnerei bestellen! Einfach mal nachfragen, am besten mit dem lateinischen Namen Artemisia aboratum. Grüssle
Danke für den Hinweis, Alfie!