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    http://www.durgan.org/ShortURL/?NJUIA 19 August 2008 Staghorn Sumac (Rhus typhina, synonym: R. hirta)

    Recipe for Sumac Lemonade
    1. Gather about half a dozen clusters of ripe sumac berries.
    2. Place them into a bowl or pitcher and pour cold water over them. (Use more water for a milder drink and less water for a stronger lemonade.)
    3. Take a spoon or fork and crush the berries thoroughly.
    4. Place the bowl in a cool place and let it sit for a while to let the berries infuse into the water. Let it sit longer for a stronger taste.
    5. When the taste is to your liking, cover the container with cheesecloth and drain the liquid into another container. You can then throw away the remnants of the berries that have been trapped in the cheesecloth.
    • If you want to sweeten your lemonade, you can add sugar until it is to your liking.

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    There is a Staghorn sumac in my yard, so I decided to put the drink to the test. Also the countryside is covered with pristine sumac bushes this year, but one can only drink so much.

    http://www.durgan.org/ShortURL/?UHMXL 2 September 2008 Utilizing Sumac Berries. Method.
    This is a method of making a drink from the berries of the Staghorn Sumac. I chose to make the mixture in cold water, but boiling the berry is also utilized, but more tannin is extracted when boiled. The drink may be sweetened for taste, but I drink it unsweetened, and it is close in taste to lemonade, meaning it has an acid flavour. The extract comes from the outer coating of the berry, so do not wash before stripping the berries, by rubbing the horns together. The extract is water soluble, so the berries should be picked before any heavy rainfall.

    http://www.durgan.org/ShortURL/?BLEHO Summary: Staghorn Sumac (Rhus typhina, synonym: R. hirta)

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