Licuado de Tamarindo

Yield:
2 1/2 quarts
Level:
Easy
Ingredients
  • 8 -ounce block tamarind pulp
  • 4 cups boiling water
  • 3/4 cup sugar, or to taste
  • 5 to 6 cups very cold water, or to taste
  • 1 orange, peel and pith removed and cut into segments
Directions
  • Place the tamarind pulp in a large bowl and pour the boiling water over it. Add the sugar and mash the pulp with a fork until blended. Set aside to cool to room temperature. Force the mixture through a sieve, pressing down hard on the solids, and discard the solids (seeds and tough fibers). Add 5 or 6 cups of cold water and taste for sugar balance. Add more water or sugar as desired, then serve in a tall glass over ice cubes, garnished with an orange segment.


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