|Spruce tips to be cooked with sugar|
And it is easy as pie to make. Increase the sugar and water content to the amount of spruce tips you have collected. It is a dead simple 1:1:1 ratio.
|Spruce tip simple syrup|
1 cup spruce tips
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
Put all the ingredients into an appropriately sized pot. Bring it to a simmer over medium heat. Simmer until the sugar has dissolved and the liquid around the tips is as clear as water. Turn off the heat.
Set the pot aside, covered, to steep for 8 hours. A little more or a little less wont kill it, I find 8 hours is a suitable amount of time for the flavors to be extracted.
|Bottled Spruce Tip Cocktail Syrup|
Your golden syrup will last months and months unless it is drank first.