Tamarind Margarita is a unique twist on the classic Margarita, offering a delightful combination of sweet and sour flavors with a hint of tanginess from the tamarind. This exotic and refreshing cocktail is perfect for parties or as a special treat.


  • 2 ounces tequila (preferably silver or reposado)
  • 1 ounce tamarind concentrate or tamarind pulp (strained if using pulp)
  • 1 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 ounce triple sec or orange liqueur
  • 1 tablespoon simple syrup or agave nectar (adjust to taste)
  • Ice cubes
  • Salt for rimming the glass
  • Optional: Chili powder for a spicy kick on the rim
  • Optional: Lime wedges and tamarind candy for garnish


  1. Prepare the glass: Mix salt and a pinch of chili powder (if using) on a small plate. Rub the rim of a Margarita glass with a lime wedge and dip it into the salt mixture to coat the rim. Set aside.
  2. In a shaker, combine the tequila, tamarind concentrate or pulp, fresh lime juice, triple sec, and simple syrup or agave nectar.
  3. Fill the shaker with ice cubes and shake vigorously for about 15-20 seconds.
  4. Fill the prepared glass with fresh ice cubes.
  5. Strain the cocktail into the glass, ensuring it does not touch the salted rim.
  6. Garnish with a lime wedge and a piece of tamarind candy, if desired.
  7. Serve immediately and enjoy the unique flavors of the Tamarind Margarita.

Optional Serving Suggestion:

  • For a non-alcoholic version, omit the tequila and triple sec, and increase the amount of tamarind and lime juice. Top up with sparkling water for a refreshing mocktail.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

  • Calories: 180-200
  • Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 20g
  • Protein: 0g

Prep and Cooking Time

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes


  • Serves: 1

The Tamarind Margarita is a creative and flavorful cocktail that’s sure to impress. Its unique blend of sweet, sour, and tangy notes makes it a memorable drink for any occasion. Enjoy this delightful twist on a classic Margarita!

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