Spruce Tip Spritzer

Recipe by Leigh Joseph
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Combine coniferous with deciduous with this spruce tip and birch syrup drink idea inspired by ethnobotanist, Leigh Joseph.

Pour a bit of birch syrup into a glass.  Add water (sparkling if you have it).  Add a couple of birch sap ice cubes.

Stir and garnish with candied spruce tips.

Note:  Fresh birch sap starts to go ‘off’  24 hours after collecting even if you store it in the fridge.  To enjoy birch sap year round, freeze the fresh sap in ice cube trays and then store the frozen birch sap cubes in zip lock bags in your freezer.

For another spruce tip and birch syrup idea check out Candied Spruce Tips, both Suzanne’s modified version (using birch sap instead of sugar) and the original of Michelle Genest’s recipe for Spruce Tips In Syrup.