Spruce needle liqueur

I made another jar of spruce needle liqueur. All you need is rock candy, grain schnapps and a portion of fresh soft green shoots of the common spruce (picea abies). The spruce is easily recognised by the fact that all the needles grow individually on a small brown stem (“hump”), which makes the twigs very rough.

I discovered an interesting phenomenon in my glass today: the liquid layer at the bottom is denser because of the dissolved sugar and a second layer of spruce tips floats on top of it! After taking the photo, however, I shook it well so that everything was well distributed.