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Nutritious Sumac Lemonade

Staghorn Sumac is super easy to identify and a cinch to harvest. And it's just as simple to make delicious Sumac Lemonade, also known as Indian Lemonade.
Prep Time10 mins
Resting Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: sumac lemonade


  • Place several clusters of sumac berries in a bowl and cover with room temperature, filtered water. Use only enough water to just cover the fruit. The clusters of fruit may be broken up before covering with water for even more flavor.
  • Allow to sit for half an hour, and strain. If you desire a stronger tasting beverage, strain and then add more clusters of fruit into the same water.
  • That’s it! Sweeten to taste with your favorite sweetener and refrigerate. You’re going to find the taste a pleasant, fruity surprise.