Tamarind Margarita

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Tamarind Margarita is a sweet and tangy cocktail drink with a delicious and unique twist on the classic Margarita cocktail. With the flavors of orange and tamarind, this cocktail will be a sure-shot hit at your house parties.

If you are someone like me who loves to host parties at home, try some other cocktail drink recipes: Gin Lemonade, Blueberry Mojito Cocktail, Pumpkin Pie Spice Martini, Mango Mojito, and Watermelon Mint Mojito.

Tamarind margarita served in a margarita glass.
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About Tamarind Margarita

A mere sip of a refreshing and yummy drink can do wonders, agree? I am a big fan of cocktails, and in this post, I am sharing a recipe for my latest discovery, Tamarind Margarita Cocktail.

Well, I am sold on the name itself. Tamarind and Margarita are the perfect combinations one can ask for!

Sweet and tangy, this tamarind-flavored margarita is a mind-blowing combination of tequila, grand Marnier, and tamarind concentrate.

The orange hint from Grand Marnier does the magic when combined with the tangy flavors of tamarind concentrate.

Tamarind margaritas are a popular choice for those who want to try a new twist on the classic cocktail or enjoy sour and fruity cocktails.

Serve this tequila cocktail for your next house or Cinco de Mayo party, or sip it by the pool on a hot summer day.

Ingredients

Tequila – I used white tequila (silver tequila, tequila blanco) for this refreshing tamarind-based drink! The earthy, semi-sweet taste tastes great when mixed with other ingredients in a cocktail. Some of my favorite brands are YaVe Tequila, Casamigos, Silver Patron, Don Julio, and Espolon.

Grand Marnier (or Cointreau or triple sec) – The orange flavor oomphs up the taste of this cocktail. You can use any of these orange liqueurs.

Tamarind Pulp (Tamarind Paste) is the recipe’s star ingredient, giving the drink a tangy taste.

If you want to read about tamarind, its health benefits, medicinal uses, etc, click here.

Simple Syrup – Add simple sugar syrup for sweetness. You can replace it with honey or agave nectar. Just consider that honey and agave nectar take some time to dissolve in a cold drink.

Lime Juice – Finish it with some freshly squeezed lime juice (or lemon juice).

To Rim the Glasses, you will need a salt and red chili powder mixture. This step is optional but surely adds an appealing look to your drink.

You can also rim the glasses with tajin seasoning or Chaat Masala Powder.

Add a deseeded jalapeno pepper while blending to make a spicy version.

Where To Buy Tamarind Pulp From

Tamarind pulp (tamarind concentrate, tamarind paste) is usually found in specialty food stores or Asian, Indian, and Latin American grocery stores. You may also find it at some larger supermarkets with well-stocked international sections.

If you are having difficulty finding tamarind pulp in your local area, you may also be able to purchase it online from specialty food retailers or online marketplaces like Amazon.

When purchasing it, look for brands that use high-quality tamarind and have minimal additives or preservatives.

How To Make Tamarind Flavored Margarita

Rim The Margarita Glass

Mix 1 teaspoon red chili powder and 1 teaspoon salt on a shallow plate.

Salt and chili powder mixed in a plate.

Wet the rim of a margarita glass with a piece of lime.

Wetting the rim of a margarita glass with lemon.

Roll the rim in the chili salt mixture.

Freeze the prepared glass for 10 minutes.

Rolling the glasses rim in the salt chili mixture.

Make The Margarita

Add the following ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.

  • 1 cup of crushed Ice
  • 1 and ½ oz (45 ml) silver tequila
  • ½ oz (15 ml) Grand Marnier (or cointreau)
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ½ oz (15 ml) simple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon tamarind pulp
Margarita ingredients added to a blender.
Bended until smooth.

Pour the margarita into the prepared chilled glass.

Serve immediately.

Ready tamarind margarita.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use any other alcohol to make tamarind margarita?

Margarita uses Tequila, and therefore, I suggest you go with it. But if you don’t have tequila at hand, you can make this tamarind drink with white rum or vodka.

How to make simple syrup?

In a small saucepan, combine 1 cup of granulated white sugar and 1 cup of water.
Place the saucepan over medium heat and stir until the sugar is completely dissolved. Cook for 5 minutes.
Remove the saucepan from the heat and let the syrup cool to room temperature.
Once the syrup has cooled, transfer it to a clean jar or bottle with a tight-fitting lid. Store the simple syrup in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.

Is tamarind and tamarindo the same?

Yes, “tamarind” and “tamarindo” both refer to the same fruit. “Tamarind” is the more commonly used term in English, while “tamarindo” is the word for it in Spanish and other languages.

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Tamarind Margarita is a sweet and tangy cocktail drink with a delicious and unique twist on the classic Margarita cocktail. With the flavors of orange and tamarind, this cocktail will be a sure-shot hit at your house parties (vegan, gluten-free).
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Tamarind Margarita Cocktail Recipe

Tamarind Margarita is a sweet and tangy cocktail drink with a delicious and unique twist on the classic Margarita cocktail. With the flavors of orange and tamarind, this cocktail will be a sure-shot hit at your house parties.
Prep: 2 minutes
Cook: 2 minutes
Total: 4 minutes
Servings: 1 people

Ingredients 

To Rim The Glass

  • 1 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt

For The Margarita

  • 1 cup crushed ice
  • 1 and ½ ounces silver tequila (white tequila) (45 ml)
  • ½ ounce Grand Marnier (Cointreau) (15 ml)
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ½ ounce simple syrup (15 ml)
  • 1 tablespoon tamarind pulp
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Instructions 

Rim The Margarita Glass

  • Mix red chili powder and salt on a shallow plate.
  • Wet the rim of a margarita glass with a piece of lime.
  • Roll the rim in the chili salt mixture.
  • Freeze the prepared glass for 10 minutes.

Make The Margarita

  • Add crushed Ice, tequila, Grand Marnier (or cointreau), lime juice, simple syrup, and tamarind pulp to a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Pour the margarita into the prepared chilled glass.
  • Serve immediately.

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Nutrition

Calories: 162kcal, Carbohydrates: 27g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 0.4g, Saturated Fat: 0.1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g, Sodium: 2384mg, Potassium: 171mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 22g, Vitamin A: 605IU, Vitamin C: 5mg, Calcium: 31mg, Iron: 1mg
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