Tamarind Rum Cocktail

Tamarind is a common ingredient used in cuisines around the world from Mexico to India. It is a very popular flavoring, giving a distinctly sweet and sour flavor. This drink is a refreshing and tasty start to a meal.


tamarind rum cocktail

  • Tamarind Simple Syrup
  • 1 cup (198 grams) granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons tamarind paste
  • For the Drink
  • 2½ ounces tamarind simple syrup
  • 2½ ounces dark rum
  • Crushed ice
  • Club soda


Make the simple syrup:

  • Bring the water and sugar to a boil in a medium saucepan over high heat, whisking to dissolve the sugar.
  • Add the tamarind and whisk to fully incorporate.
  • Remove from heat and cool completely.
  • Syrup may be made up to 1 week in advance. Cover and refrigerate until use.

Make the drink:

  • In a mixing glass, combine the cooled syrup and rum and stir until combined.
  • Divide the cocktail between 2 rocks glasses filled with crushed ice.
  • Top off each drink with club soda. Serve immediately.

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