Tamarind-Pineapple Margarita

Tamarind-Pineapple Margarita
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Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 5 mins
Serving: 1 serving
Yield: 1 cocktail
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
194 Calories
0g Fat
17g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 194
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 7mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 28mg 141%
Calcium 21mg 2%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 94mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Add the fascinating flavor of tamarind to your pineapple margarita this summer. The tamarind-pineapple margarita is a brilliantly flavored beverage that is both familiar and unique, offering a taste adventure for anyone who loves to explore the fascinating world of tequila cocktails.

This recipe adds the fruity taste of a pineapple juice to the tamarind margarita. The combination creates a frozen drink with a flavor that's a little dark, a little light, and very tropical. You can blend it or shake it, and the cinnamon sugar rim gives it a spicy-sweet twist that adds to the fun.

Ingredients

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Rim a cocktail or margarita glass with cinnamon sugar: Wet the rim with a piece of lime, then roll the rim in a small dish of ground cinnamon and granulated sugar.

  3. In a blender, add the tequila, tamarind nectar, pineapple and lime juices, and ice.

  4. Blend until smooth.

  5. Pour the drink into the prepared glass.

  6. Serve and enjoy.

Tips

  • Choose a good tequila to back up the tamarind and pineapple. It doesn't have to be your best tequila, but something in the middle. While a blanco tequila is a great option, reposados tend to add an extra dimension that is quite nice.
  • For the tamarind nectar, Jumex is probably the most popular brand and you can often find it in the soda or juice aisle of many grocers.
  • While fresh pineapple juice is preferred, you can easily get away with canned juice for this recipe, which makes it a little easier.
  • The splash of lime juice brings all the flavors together and completes the drink. All you need to do is squeeze the juice from a lime wedge into the blender.
  • To make the cinnamon sugar, mix 3 parts sugar to 1 part ground cinnamon until you get a uniform brown color. Adjust the ratio to taste.

Recipe Variations

  • Chili powder or Tajin Seasoning are other great options for the rim. Either pair really well with tamarind and are very interesting with pineapple.
  • Skip the blender and shake this margarita instead. Simply pour all the liquids into a cocktail shaker filled with ice, shake well, and strain into the glass.

How Strong Is a Tamarind-Pineapple Margarita?

Frozen cocktails tend to be low-proof drinks and this margarita is no exception. Its alcohol content will fall somewhere around 9 percent ABV (18 proof), placing it right between beer and wine. If you choose to shake it, you'll have a stronger drink of 14 percent ABV (28 proof), which is still nearly half that of the original margarita.