Violet, Honey and Sumac Drink Recipe

This Violet, Honey and Sumac Drink Recipe uses wild edible violets to create this satisfying drink.

| May/June 1971

Learn about this Violet, Honey and Sumac Drink Recipe and how you can use this free wild food in a nutritious, delicious drink.

Violet, Honey and Sumac Drink Recipe

Violet blossoms make a very good drink when mixed with wild honey and sumac juice. Pick any size container full of the blooms. One good way to do this in quantity is to use your fingers, slightly spread and palm up, as a rake to slide through bunches where they grow thickly. Even when the flowers are scattered, however, picking a pint or so is no formidable task. Place the blossoms in an enameled pan, cover with sumac juice which you have measured and bring to a slow boil. When the liquid just starts to roll, add one teaspoon of honey to each cup of liquid. Remove from the fire and set aside to cool and blend for about one hour. Drink hot or cold.

Read more about finding wild edible foods: Foraging for Wild Edible Food.

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