I know that it's spring and you don't want to think about winter and colds and coughing. But now is the best time to do this, so get your lazy ass outside and do something for yourself. You're gonna thank me in winter. XD
You're gonna need spruce shoots. Find a proper spruce and politely ask it for permission to use it's shoots. Once that formality is through...
Taaaadaaa... You have a sh*t load of spruce shoots. Make sure they're ''clean'' - but you don't have to wash them or anything.
Find a huge glass jar and start layering: one layer of shoots and one layer of sugar. It's important that you start with shoots and finish with sugar. You can also use honey instead of sugar, but I personally think that's a ''waste'' of honey. Why not use sugar... It's cheaper and you can still use your honey in a hot cup of tea. ;)
Close tight lid and place the jar on a warm place (not on direct sun!) for a month/month and a half until the sugar melts.
After the sugar melts, pass the liquid through a strainer and pour it into smaller glass bottles. Don't forget to label them. =)
My mother and sister cough like crazy when they get sick and this is THE medicine for that. Believe me, I know. And it's also quite expensive to buy spruce shoots syrup in stores, so ...
P.S.: You can use this syrup in tea, on pancakes and other 'things' that need sweetening. ;D
Thanks for looking!