A few years ago I drove across the country from Tennessee to San Francisco. While on the journey, I stopped off for a road side stand and ate a delicious, sweet and tangy pod like fruit called tamarind. The fruit originally grows on trees native to Africa. The naturally tangy sweet flavors of the tamarind legume fruit is worth a try especially with a spicy dusted kick of Cayenne. This road side adventure inspired the following cocktail.
Spicy, sweet, and tangy.
Muddle tamarind and cayenne powder (to taste) in mezcal tequila. Strained, adding fresh squeezed grapefruit and a few spoonfuls of pomegranate molasses. Sweeten to taste with simple syrup (optional). Shake on the rocks served in a smoky salt rimed glass. Enjoy!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR Traveling all around the world getting inspired by cultures and all that they eat and drink. I'm looking at food and flavors with a curiosity. Blogging about the adventure will be quite fun.