Mai-Bowle – May Punch

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Just like putting up the Maibaum in the village square, so is the May Wine or this punch another German tradition celebrating the arrival of spring.


  •  3 stalks    Sweet Woodruff
  •     150 g    Sugar
  • 3 bottles    Moselle or Rhine Wine
  •  1 bottle    Champagne


Wash woodruff with cold water and tie stems together.  Dissolve the sugar  in 1 bottle of wine.
Hang in the woodruff in a way so that the cut ends do not touch the wine.
Cover and allow to seep for 30 minutes.
Remove the woodruff and add the the rest of the cold wine.
Add the champagne right before serving.

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