Tamarindo Community Talk
Although Tamarindo is named after Tamarindus Indica, a tart but tasty legume originally indigenous to tropical Africa, the trees are not all that prevalent on the beach. Most restaurants that serve Tipico (Costa Rican) food, will have the tart juice on their menu though. Tamarindo hangs in long brown pods from trees, and is not only used as food but also in traditional medicine, as metal polish and in wood working. However, one of the best uses in our opinion is paired with a tequila as a delicious cocktail! We have scoured the web for you and have come up with some really delicious recipes.
2 oz Patrón Reposado tequila
1/2 oz Patrón Citrónge orange liqueur
1/2 oz lemon juice
1/2 oz simple syrup
2 oz tamarind puree
2 Slices serrano chile (thinly sliced)
lemon wedge (for garnish)
coarse salt (for garnish)
– Add the simple syrup to a mixing glass and lightly muddle the slices of serrano chile.
– Before you add the rest of the ingredients, prepare your glass by coating part of the rim with lemon juice, then dip the rim into the salt.
– Add remaining ingredients to the mixing glass, fill with ice, and shake vigorously for 10 seconds.
– Double strain over ice into an old fashioned glass, garnish with a lemon wedge and serve.
2 oz tequila
1 oz tamarind concentrate
1 oz sour mix
1⁄2 oz simple syrup
– Coat the rim of a rocks glass with salt, fill with ice and set aside.
– Add the remaining ingredients to a shaker and fill with fresh ice.
– Shake, and strain into the prepared glass.
– Garnish with a lime wheel.
8 cups sater
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup plus 8 teaspoons tamarind concentrate, divided
2 tablespoons plus 4 teaspoons fresh lime juice, divided
12 tablespoons vodka, divided
4 cups ice cubes, divided
Stir 8 cups water, sugar, 1/2 cup tamarind concentrate, and 2 tablespoons lime juice in large pitcher until sugar dissolves. DO AHEAD: Cocktail base can be made 1 day ahead. Cover and refrigerate.
Combine 1/2 cup cocktail base, 3 tablespoons vodka, 2 teaspoons tamarind concentrate, and 1 teaspoon lime juice in cocktail shaker. Add 1 cup ice cubes; shake 30 seconds to chill. Strain into 2 Martini glasses. Garnish with lime slices. Repeat 3 more times for 8 cocktails.
1.5 oz Patron Silver
2 oz tamarindo soda
.25 oz lime juice
.25 oz grapefruit juice
1 dash Absinthe
– Combine ingredients in an ice-filled highball glass.
– Stir to combine.
10 tamarind pods
1 cup water
1/2 tablespoon salt
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
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
– Whisk together salt and chili powder.
– Wet the rim of your glass, dunk into the salt/chili powder, and fill glass with ice.
– Fill a shaker with ice and pour in tequila, lemon juice, lime juice, agave, and tamarind paste.
– Shake and pour into prepared glass.