Tamarind Juice is a tangy tart and sweet juice that's a great compliment to savory foods or snacks. The fruit by itself is full of health benefits and the sweet variety can be eaten straight out of the pod. However, in the caribbean we love to make juice and candies with this sour fruit. In this recipe you will get the full flavor of this thirst quenching drink and cools you down just right on a hot sunny day.
300 grams Tamarind Pulp
7 grams Ginger grated
1 Teaspoon Mixed Essence
1/8 Teaspoon Angostura Bitters
1 Tablespoon Lime Juice
2 Liters water
100g Brown Sugar
Tamarind pulp can be purchased on it's own; however if you have fresh fruit available you simply have to remove the shell to reveal the pulp and seeds.
In a large pot place the pulp or pulp and seed pods along with the ginger and 2 liters of water and bring to a boil on high heat and allow to cook for 5-10 minutes.
Turn off the heat, cover the pot and allow it to steep until the water is cool to the touch.
Use your hands to remove the seeds from the pulp and discard the seeds.
Strain the pulp liquid into a jug or pitcher to remove any debris
To the tamarind liquid add the remaining ingredients sweetening to your prefered taste.
Serve over ice or chilled