▪ Jar full of fresh Pine needles, a cone or two, and some twig clippings
▪ Fill 3/4 the way with brandy or other preferred alcohol
▪ Fill remainder with good local honey, preferably raw
▪ Let extract for 4-6 weeks
Pine needle elixirs will vary among the species, from bitter and sharp like the red pine, to delicious and orangey like the white fir, to delicate (slightly lemony) and gently resinous like white pine.
All of them to some degree will be expectorant, warming, and stimulating.
If your Christmas fir tree is organic, you can use it.