Cordials and wine are among the first “products” from early harvests. The elderflowers are just ready so we have made two batches of elderflower cordial, one white and one pink. We will shortly be harvesting balm and mixed herbs for wine. As a gallon only takes four ounces of fresh herbs, there will be plenty left to grow on, perhaps for drying later in the season.
Our patch of herbs includes balm, sage, rosemary and marjoram with various mints elsewhere in the garden. The mixed herb wine is different every year and is therefore unrepeatable!