Ginger Tamarind Margarita


Ginger Tamarind Margarita

There's nothing like a tangy and mildly spicy margarita to kick off the summer! I love the combination of ginger and tamarind with lime -- the ginger adds a tinge of spice, the tamarind is always nice and tangy, the lime adds tartness, and everything just works perfectly together. 

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Servings: 1


  • 2 inches ginger root (sliced, not peeled)
  • 1/4 cup tamarind paste or concentrate
  • 1 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 oz white tequila
  • 2 oz Cointreau
  • 1 oz fresh lime juice
  • Ice cubes
  • Himalayan pink salt
  • 1 lime slice (for garnish)
  • Cilantro leaves (for garnish)


  1. Bring sugar, 1 cup water, tamarind, and ginger to boil in a small saucepan.  

  2. After boiling, let the syrup simmer for 30 minutes.  

  3. Remove from heat and bring to room temperature.

  4. Strain before using. This can be made up to 2-3 days in advance; just store it in an airtight glass container in a cool dark cabinet.

  5. Combine tequila, Cointreau, 2 ounces of syrup, lime juice, and ice cubes in a cocktail shaker and shake for 10 seconds.

  6. Use lime wedge to wet rim of chilled glass, then line rim with Himalayan pink salt

  7. Strain the mixture into a glass and garnish with lemon slices and cilantro.