AUTHOR: Julia TITLE: Tamarind Sours DATE: 11/24/2008 10:30:00 AM ----- BODY:

Entertaining season is upon us. When I have guests over, I like to make a special cocktail in addition to wine and beer. I don’t have the capacity of serving a full bar, but with one special drink, I can find the balance.

Tamarind Sours taste like Hawaiian Punch with a boozy kick. This recipe is adapted from Douglas Rodriguez’s Nuevo Latino. I use Pom Pomegranate Juice instead of his suggested grenadine syrup. You can adjust the sugar and lime to your taste. Tamarind Juice is available at both Asian and Latin markets.

For 4 cocktails:
4 oz. Southern Comfort
1 lime juiced
2 tbs. sugar
2 oz. Pom pomegranate juice
1 cup tamarind juice

Combine ingredients, shake vigorously and serve over crushed ice.

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----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Blogger Heather DATE:11/25/2008 11:30:00 PM oh my gosh that sounds good! i've just recently tried tamarind, and really, really liked it. ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous white on rice couple DATE:11/30/2008 07:58:00 PM wow, anything with tamarind and a boozy kick calls out to me! I have all those ingredients in stock! Guess what we're having tonight while we finish decorating the tree? ;)

Let's hope we don't drop the glass ornaments! ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Blogger Julia DATE:12/01/2008 06:24:00 PM Heather, it's just the perfect blend of sweet and tart, don't you think?

White on Rice Couple, I hope you were able to enjoy the cocktails without breaking any ornaments! The danger with this one is that it goes down too easy. ----- --------