• Tamarind Martinis

July 20, 2016

Tamarind, what is you ask? Taramind is a tree, that produces pod-like fruit, which is also a legume. Sweet, sour and potent, a little bit is all you need. It is typically mixed with sugar, to dilute the flavour and it makes a delicious and unique cocktail!

 

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Tamarind Martini

Ingredients
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 2 ounces unsweetened tamarind pulp
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup water
  • ½ cup vodka
  • ¼ cup fresh squeezed orange juice
  • ¼ cup fresh squeezed lemon
  • Sugar for rimming glasses
  • Lemon wedges & fresh mint for garnish
  • Crushed ice
Instructions
  1. Combine 1 cup boiling water and tamarind in a bowl & let stand 10 minutes. Drain. Break tamarind into small pieces & press the tamarind through a sieve over a bowl, reserving pulp discarding the fibre.
  2. Combine sugar and water in a microwave-safe dish; microwave at HIGH for 2 minutes or until sugar dissolves, stirring once. Cool. Combine tamarind liquid, sugar syrup, vodka, and juice in a pitcher, stirring well. Add crushed ice; stir or shake well. Garnish rims of 4 martini glasses with sugar. Strain chilled martini mixture into prepared glasses; garnish with lemon wedges & fresh mint.
  3. Make these martinis ahead, be sure to shake the drink in a martini shaker or stir it with the crushed ice just before serving.