Tamarind-Pineapple Margarita Recipe

Tamarind Pineapple Margarita
Add the exotic flavor of tamarind to your pineapple margarita this summer. Gentl and Hyers / The Image Bank / Getty Images
  • 5 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins,
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 1 Cocktail
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The Tamarind Margarita is a personal favorite and it just got a little better because in this recipe we are adding pineapple. The result is a frozen drink with a flavor that's a little dark, a little light, and very tropical and it is a lot of fun.

Choose a good tequila to back up the tamarind and pineapple of this drink. 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. Also, unlike many recipes for this drink, I like to add a splash of lime to the blender because it seems to bring everything together and complete the drink.

This margarita is a fantastic candidate for rimming and there are a few viable options. Like the Tamarind Margarita, Tajin Fruit Seasoning is an excellent option, though I tend to prefer a cinnamon-sugar. To make this I usually mix 3 parts sugar to 1 part cinnamon and you can adjust it to taste. Use the lime to wet the rim before applying the sugar.  Chili powder is another great pairing with tamarind and is very interesting with pineapple.

What You'll Need

How to Make It

  1. Pour the ingredients into a blender.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Pour into a chilled margarita glass with a cinnamon sugar rim.