Pine tree sprout syrup

Once a year, in springtime I make a couple of bottles of this syrup. Its fresh, sweet resin smell is a perfect supplement for summer cocktails. Alone or with water it helps in case of throat ache around the year.

  • Pick fresh, soft pine sprouts.
  • Cook 100 g sprouts with 500 ml water and half a lemon in slices for about half an hour.
  • Drain it by using a sieve.
  • Add 300 g sugar and cook it well.
  • Cool it down, add Atamon (or other preservative) to the syrup and pour it in bottles.