Tamarind Margarita Recipe
This Tamarind Margarita Recipe is a unique twist on a classic! Full of tamarind paste, lemon juice, lime juice, agave, and tequila and lined with a chili salt rim!
Servings: 1 cocktail
Results and timings may vary when adjusting servings
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
Tamarind Paste
  • 10 tamarind pods
  • 1 cup water
Chili Rim
  • 1/2 tablespoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
Tamarind Margarita
  • 1 1/2  oz tequila
  • 3/4  oz lemon juice
  • 3/4  oz lime juice
  • 1/4 oz - 1/2 oz simple syrup or agave
  • 1 1/2 oz tamarind paste
Tamarind Paste
  1. Remove the brown, hard outer shell of the tamarind pod.
  2. Pull off the stringy bits.
  3. Place tamarind into a bowl and cover with 1 cup hot water.
  4. Soak for 1 1/2 hours.
  5. Remove tamarind from bowl and set aside.
  6. Place fine mesh sieve over the soaking water and place tamarind into the sieve.
  7. Press the tamarind through the sieve and into the bowl of water below (you're trying to separate the pulp from the black seeds).
  8. Once all the pulp has been separated from the seeds, discard the seeds, and whisk together the pulp and water.
  9. Store, covered, in the fridge until ready to use.
Chili Rim
  1. Whisk together salt and chili powder.
  2. Wet the rim of your glass, dunk into the salt/chili powder, and fill glass with ice.
Tamarind Margarita
  1. Fill a shaker with ice and pour in tequila, lemon juice, lime juice, agave, and tamarind paste.
  2. Shake and pour into prepared glass.
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