This summer we introduced a new, sweet and refreshing margarita to our list: The Tamarind Margarita. This margarita was created by our restaurant manager, Izaak Ewell, after a flavor he remembers from childhood.
My inspiration behind this margarita was Mexican candy. Summer is the time when I used to stay with my grandma, and she always had a wide assortment of Mexican tamarind flavored candy for my cousins and me to enjoy while we stayed at her house. I wanted this margarita to bring back some youthful memories for others that also enjoyed the fun tamarind candies as children.
Before we could enjoy the new margarita, we wanted to know exactly what a tamarind is. The tamarind fruit is a legume that grows as a pod. Inside the pods are a few large seeds and a sticky, tart pulp, which becomes even tarter after the pods are dried. Sweet but tart, and sometimes very sour, tamarind is potent. A little goes a long way. While tamarind pulp can be eaten alone, it is most often mixed with sugar and/or diluted to mellow the strong flavor. Now onto the good stuff…
Tamarind Margarita Recipe
- 1 ½ oz. Tamarind infused 100% Agave Silver Tequila
- ½ oz. Cointreau
- ¼ oz Agave Syrup
- Fresh Lime Juice
- Tajin Salt on the Rim
After a day of hiking, mountain biking, shopping, swimming, or relaxing, stop by for a sweet treat that will bring back childhood memories or create new memories of your time at 89Agave Cantina!