Recipe courtesy of Richard Sandoval

Tamarindo Margarita

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 5 min
  • Active: 5 min
  • Yield: 1 margarita
This drink has become a favorite at chef Richard Sandoval’s new Washington, DC, spot DLeña. “Tamarind can be sweet, sour, tangy and tart all at once,” the chef says.


  1. Rub the rim of a glass with lime and dip in Tajín. Combine 1 1/2 ounces reposado tequila (such as El Jimador), 1 1/2 ounces tamarind puree, 1/2 ounce agave nectar and 1/4 ounce fresh lime juice in a shaker with ice; shake until cold. Fill the prepared glass with ice, then strain the drink into the glass. Garnish with a lime slice.