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Sumac-ade

If you’re looking for a faster, easier way to experience sumac flavor, try making sumac-ade. Sumac fruit is often called lemonade berry because the ripe fruit makes a very pretty, very tart beverage when infused in water as a sun tea. Using boiling water gives you a faster tea, but can bring out bitter flavors in the fruit. Sweeten to taste with a little bit of honey or sugar. For an adult beverage, infuse gin or vodka with dried sumac fruit. Either way, be sure to strain the liquid through a coffee filter before serving. Some sumacs have fruit that’s coated with hairs that can be scratchy in the throat.