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Tamarind Margarita

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A variation of the popular Margarita, this one has Tamarind and does not have the salt that usually accompanies one.
Tamarind Margarita


  • Sugar – 1/2 cup
  • Water – 4 1/2 cups
  • Wet Tamarind – cut into cubes
  • Cointreau – 1 part
  • Tequila – 1 part
  • Fresh Lime Juice – 1 part
  • Ice Cubes
  • Lime Slices to garnish


  1. Mix the sugar and water together in a small saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Stir until the sugar has dissolved and then leave to cool.
  3. In another saucepan combine the remaining water and the tamarind cubes until simmering.
  4. Remove and reserve for two hours until the tamarind is really soft.
  5. Transfer to a sieve with a bowl underneath and reserve the soaking liquid.
  6. Press the pulp through the sieve, using the back of a wooden spoon, into a different bowl.
  7. There should be 1 cup of the pulp. If not top up with the reserved soaking liquid.
  8. Blend half the ice cubes, lime juice, tamarind pulp and sugar syrup until slushy.
  9. Pour equal amounts into martini glasses.
  10. Repeat with the Cointreau, tequila and remaining ice, lime juice, tamarind pulp and sugar syrup, and top up.
  11. Garnish with lime slices.
  12. Serve.

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