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Friday, July 20, 2012

Drink of the Week: Jo Snow’s Woodruff Syrup

Ice is one of summer’s simplest pleasures, and with warm weather on our minds, we dedicated this year’s Summer Drinks Guide to frosty goodness in all forms, including a spoonable favorite that spans all ages and cultures—shave(d) ice. In the July/August issue, Sarah Karnasiewicz plunges into the cool world of the classic summertime treat, and today’s Drink of the Week—the Woodruff Syrup from Chicago-based Jo Snow Syrups—is perfect for splashing over ice crystals and scooping up by the spoonful. Commonly used to flavor and sweeten Germany’s traditionally tangy Berliner Weisse beer, this particular woodruff syrup combines the sweet-smelling woodruff herb with lavender, bay leaf and evaporated cane juice into a delicious and versatile syrup that’s equally good drizzled over ice in a snow cone, mixed with fizzy water in a soda pop or splashed into a tart summery beer. $10/375 ml., josnowsyrups.com