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Tamarind Agua Fresca

An easy drink with tamarind, chilled water and some citrus that is perfect for Cinco De Mayo
Prep Time10 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: Beverage
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 2 glasses
Author: Anusha Praveen


  • Tamarind and Dates Chutney 2 tbsp refer notes
  • Orange juice 1/4 c
  • Lemon juice 2 tbsp
  • Sugar 2 tbsp
  • Sparkling Water/ Club Soda 2 cups
  • Ice cubes to serve
  • Orange wedges to serve


  • Combine the tamarind and dates chutney, orange juice and lemon juice along with the sugar using a whisk.
  • Once the sugar has dissolved completely, strain the liquid.
  • Divide the liquid into two.
  • Take two glasses.
  • Slightly wet the rim with an orange wedge.
  • Place the rim over a plate of salt.
  • This is how a rim in a glass in salted.
  • Now, pour half of the liquid in one glass.
  • Add an orange wedge and some ice cubes.
  • Top with sparkling water or club soda.
  • Repeat the process for the other glass.
  • Stir well.
  • Serve cold.


I used the regular khatta meetha khajur chutney that we use in chaats for this recipe. It is easily available in all stores.
In case you dont have the chutney, use tamarind pulp of the same quantity and adjust sugar accordingly.
You can also use cold water in place of club soda.

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