1 tablespoon tamarind pulp (available at Gourmetsleuth)
3 tablespoons water
1 cup Herradura Silver tequila (or your favorite white tequila)
2 tablespoons superfine sugar
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1/4 cup Cointreau
2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
1 1/2 tablespoons kosher salt mixed with 1 teaspoon finely grated orange zest
4 lime wedges
In a saucepan, simmer the tamarind and water over low heat, stirring, until the pulp dissolves. Press the mixture into a shaker through a fine-mesh sieve. Add 1/2 cup of the tequila and the sugar; shake vigorously. Add ice to the shaker, then add 1/2 cup of lime juice, the Cointreau, the orange juice and the remaining 1/2 cup of tequila; shake well.
Pour the remaining 2 tablespoons of lime juice and the salt mixture into 2 bowls. Dip the rims of 4 old-fashioned glasses first in the lime juice and then in the salt mixture. Fill the glasses with ice. Strain the drink into the glasses and garnish with the lime wedges.
Posted: 6/9/2012 1:32:17 PM