A Delicious Drink Few People Get to Enjoy
Whether you call it sumac lemonade, sumacade, or something else, you'll find the lemonade-like drink made from the fruit of smooth sumac to be tasty and refreshing. The fruit looks like berries but is really pyramidal clusters of thinly coated seeds. Pick the fruit when it's fully ripe - sometime in July or August - and has turned dark red. The drink is supposed to be tart, like lemonade, but will be too bitter if you pick the fruit too early.