Bebida de Agua de Tamarindo (Tamarind Water Drink)

Time: Prep: 15 minutes plus standing | Cook: 10 minutes
Servings: 6

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Step into the vibrant world of Mexican culture with our latest recipe blog! Today, we’re featuring Tamarind Water Drink, a beloved classic in the city’s culinary scene. This refreshing beverage encapsulates the sweet and tangy flavors that are quintessential to Mexican cuisine, offering a delightful taste of tradition that’s sure to transport you to the bustling streets of Mexico City. Follow along as we guide you through the simple steps to create this refreshing drink, perfect for sipping on a sunny day or accompanying your favorite Mexican dishes.


1/2 pound tamarind pods, shells removed 

1/2 cup granulated sugar 


Dulce de tamarindo candy sticks, lime and/or orange wheels for garnish (optional) 


  1. In large sauce-pot, heat tamarind pulp, sugar and 4 cups water to a boil over high heat; cook 10 minutes or until starting to soften, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; let stand 2 hours or until tamarind pulp is completely softened.
  1. With hands, separate pulp from seeds and strain through fine-mesh strainer into large pitcher; discard solids. Stir 4 cups water into pitcher. Makes about 6 cups.
  1. Serve drink over ice garnished with dulce de tamarindo candy sticks, lime and/or orange wheels, if desired.

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