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Sweet & Sultry

Tamarind and Tequila

Sweet and sultry and just what you need on warm days! The perfect summer drink, this cocktail is a must for all margarita lovers!


• 2 shots of tequila reposado
• 1 tbsp. orange liquer
• 1 tbsp. lime juice
• 1 tbsp. simple syrup
• 4 tbsp. tamarind puree
• 4 slices of serrano pepper
• lime wedges
• sea salt, for the rim of the glass

Tamarind Puree
• 1 cup tamarind, peeled
• 1 cup water


1. Place tamarind in small pot with water over medium heat. Let it reach boil with low heat.
2. Remove tamarind from heat and let pulp set for 30 minutes. Pour puree through a fine-mesh strainer, lightly pressing on it with a spoon, atop a bowl. Let cool.
3. Add simple syrup into a mixing glass and lightly mash two serrano chile slices inside.
4. Prepare glass by coating rim with lime juice and dipping rim in seasalt.
5. Add remaining ingredients inside mixing glass, fill with ice, and shake for 10 seconds.
6. Strain over ice inside salt-rimmed glass and garnish with lime wedge.