Tamarind Martinis

July 14, 2011

Author Notes:

This cocktail was served at my wedding when I married in Antigua, Guatemala. It was my signature drink at the wedding and my showers. I love it because its sweet, while tart with a kick of heat because of the chili rimmed glass. I use the best possible vodka and use tamarind concentrate rather than store bought nectar or juice which are usually too sweet. Salud!


Makes: 2


  • 1 ounce tamarind concentrate
  • 4 ounces cold water
  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 6 tablespoons Tajin (mixture of chili powder and sugar)
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges
  • ice
In This Recipe


  1. In a martini shaker add the tamarind concentrate, water, vodka, and ice. Shake until all the ingredients are incorporated.
  2. Rim a martini glass with lime and dip into the Tajin powder. Pour the martini mixture and enjoy!

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Reviews (4) Questions (0)

4 Reviews

Author Comment
mpittsm July 19, 2011
Sounds great!
gingerroot July 15, 2011
These are beautiful and sound dangerously good. I love tamarind and can't wait to try these.
Sagegreen July 15, 2011
Gorgeous looking and delicious sounding! What a great signature drink, too.
Panfusine July 14, 2011
wow!!!!!!!!! I Have to make this tamarind, chilli & salt.. is waay to good to passup!