From a Goggle Translation in a Finnish discussion list:
- 1.5 litres of fresh 3-4 cm long spruce tips (pitkiä kuusenkasvaimia)
- 6 litres of water
- a dab of champagne yeast
- 2 cups of honey
Crush the spruce. Pour the boiling water over them and allow to cool to lukewarm. Add the yeast and honey. Let it ferment for 1-2 days, strain. Spruce tips are rich in vitamin C and make a healthy and bright-flavoured mead.
A fast-food version of this involves putting some fresh spruce tips in your Finlandia vodka.