I drank many a tamarind soda during hot childhood summers in Mexico, and created this much-less-sweet version with lime and agave nectar. The salty-spicy rim offsets these flavors and makes them shine. A tip: it's easier to squeeze limes, and they express more juice, if they're at room temp; also try rolling them on the counter first. Oh, and some tequila could slip in here, too... —gluttonforlife
What You'll Need
fresh lime juice
Combine lime juice, agave nectar and tamarind in a small saucepan. Whisk together over low heat, just to combine; about 2 minutes. Strain into a pitcher and chill.
Stir the salt, sugar and chile powder together to combine well and mound on a small plate.
Rub a juicy piece of lime around the rim of 6 glasses. Dip the rims into the Chile Salt to coat well. Fill the glasses with plenty of ice. Add 1/4 cup of the syrup to each glass and top off with seltzer. Stir well and garnish with a slice of lime.