This Tamarind Margarita is made with Tamarind syrup, tequila, lime juice, ice, Tajin, and blended to perfection.
After living in Mexico for many years, I have seen that they have different margarita variations all over. The trick to a good margarita is to use good quality products. I used YaVe Tequila but other good brands are Don Julio or Espolon. It was absolutely delicious. It is a perfect recipe to celebrate Mexican Independence Day! Viva Mexico!
Margaritas are one of the most popular cocktails in North America. Combining the tanginess of the lime and the sweetness of the tamarind syrup compliments the tequila so well. This margarita has earned its way into drinkers’ hearts. Opt for a tequila blanco made with agave. If it doesn’t say this, a tequila can have a ton of unnecessary mysterious sugars. You can make this on the rocks vs frozen or salt vs no salt. I prefer using tajin for rimming.
You'll only need a few simple ingredients to make this. The exact measurements are listed in the recipe card below. Here's an overview of what you'll need:
See recipe card for quantities.
Rim a margarita glass with a lime wedge and then rim the Tajin. In a blender, add the lime juice, tamarind syrup, and tequila.
Add a cup of ice and blend. Feel free to add more ice if you prefer a thicker margarita.
Blend the mix. Pour the tamarind margarita into the rimmed margarita glasses.
Garnish with a lime wedge.
Tajin: I love using tajin for this recipe, although you can use salt instead. Whatever you prefer.
Tamarind syrup: You can buy this tamarind syrup on Amazon. You probably won’t have luck finding it in your grocery store, but check on google maps to see if you have a Hispanic grocery store in your area. They will most likely have it.
Lime: Use lime juice from fresh limes and do not use that store bought lime juice. That has a ton of added sugars too!
Tequila: Opt for a tequila blanco made with agave. If it doesn’t say this, a tequila can have a ton of unnecessary mysterious sugars.
Cooking is a chance to be creative! Have fun with it and feel free to make your own variation.
- Spicy - add a dash of your favorite hot sauce for a spicy kick.
- Deluxe - add frozen fruit like berries, mangoes or pineapple.
- Kid friendly - omit tequila for a virgin margarita.
Check out these Stuffed Anaheim Peppers to pair with this.
Equipment can have a big impact on how a recipe turns out. I used my Oster blender but this will work with any blender.
This should be consumed right away. Careful with brain freeze!
Opt for a tequila blanco made with agave. If it doesn’t say this, a tequila can have a ton of unnecessary mysterious sugars.Print
- Cook to a minimum temperature of 165 °F (74 °C)
- Do not use the same utensils on cooked food, that previously touched raw meat
- Wash hands after touching raw meat
- Don't leave food sitting out at room temperature for extended periods
- Never leave cooking food unattended
- Use oils with high smoking point to avoid harmful compounds
- Always have good ventilation when using a gas stove