Sultry sumac and sorrel spritzer

Sumac spritzer


This unfortunately pink but darned tasty beverage in its most basic form is non-alcoholic, but could just as easily be transformed into something more adult, if you know what I’m saying. If you don’t, keep reading. Both sumac and wood sorrel have a tart, lemony flavour, great in cocktails or punches.


the basics:  Ice in a glass, 1 oz sumac and sorrel simple syrup, fill with club soda to taste. Replace or supplement the club soda with gin, vodka, wine, champagne, you get the idea.

Sumac and sorrel syrupthe simple syrup

In a pot, boil 2 ½ cups of water. Stir in 4 cups loosely chopped wood sorrel. Wood sorrel home 7-30-17Turn the heat off, put a lid on it, let it cool, and steep it in the fridge overnight. Strain.

In a pot over high heat combine 2 cups sumac juice with 2 cups strained sorrel juice. Add 1 cup of sugar and stir to dissolve. Bring to a boil, then set back to medium and simmer for about 1 hour, or until it’s reduced to about 3 cups. For thicker syrup add more sugar, a tablespoon at a time, and simmer longer. Let the syrup cool before storing it in a glass container. Keep it in the fridge.


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