Sumac-ade is an alternative to Kool-Aid in the summer, reminding me of a berry pomegranate lemonade. Look at pictures online of the Staghorn Sumac plant for easy identification. To prepare: 6-10 sumac berry clusters. 1 gallon water. 1 cup sugar. First, get all the possible creepy crawlies off your berries. Submerge in gallon of cold water and let soak for about an hour. Squeeze the berry clusters for extra flavor. Strain by pouring through a cloth or coffee filter. Add sugar, you're done!