Tamarind Margaritas: Margaritas de Tamarindo

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Karen Hursh Graber

Mexican Kitchen

This is the quintessential summer drink, perfect before a Mexican-style parillada, or grilled meal. For a delicious change of pace try using Tajin Fruit Seasoning instead of salt to rim the glass. This mixture of powdered chile, salt and dehydrated lime is available online at https://www.mexgrocer.com.


  • 4 ounces white tequila (blanco)
  • 3 ounces tamarind concentrate
  • 1 ounce simple syrup
  • 1 ounce Cointreau or Triple Sec
  • coarse salt or Tajin seasoning for the rim
  • ice


Mix the tequila, tamarind concentrate, simple syrup and Cointreau or Triple Sec, making sure all the tamarind concentrate is dissolved.

Rim 2 margarita glasses with salt or Tajin seasoning, add a few ice cubes and pour the margaritas over the ice. This is for traditional margaritas. For a frozen margarita, place the ingredients in a blender with crushed ice and blend until frothy. Pour this mixture into the rimmed glasses. Makes 2.

Published or Updated on: April 28, 2008 by Karen Hursh Graber © 2009
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