Fourth of July

Tamarind Martinis

July 14, 2011
3 Ratings
  • Makes 2
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! —mpittsm

What You'll Need
  • 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
  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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6 Reviews

krisgalle82 December 13, 2023
I made this martini over the weekend and it did not look like the picture. The tamarind concentrate makes the drink look a dark brown color. The drink was sour and not appealing at all. I would add a tad bit of simple syrup to sweeten it a bit. But not sure how to get it to look orangey like the photo.
Grmmellow January 28, 2020
I seem to have a problem getting Tamarind which is brown in color to look like this beautiful orange color what is the trick or where to buy the concentrate
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!