Sumac-Mint Fizz

Sumac, a citrusy spice, is used to make a simple syrup that combines with lime, mint, and seltzer in this effervescent ade.

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  • Servings: 8

Photography: Bryan Gardner

Source: Martha Stewart Living, June 2015


  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons sumac
  • 2 limes, halved and thinly sliced, plus wedges for serving (optional)
  • 1/2 cup packed fresh mint leaves
  • 48 ounces seltzer or club soda


  1. Bring sugar and 3/4 cup water to a boil in a small saucepan, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Stir in sumac. Remove from heat; let cool completely. Strain mixture, discarding solids. Refrigerate, covered, until cold, at least 1 hour and up to 1 week.

  2. Muddle limes and mint in the bottom of a large pitcher with a muddling tool or wooden spoon. Stir in sumac syrup. Add ice and top with seltzer. Serve in ice-filled glasses, garnished with lime wedges.


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