Magical Iced Beverage (Non-Alcoholic)

"A Middle Eastern-flavored iced beverage from a local source. Shhh!! You have my blessing to play with the ingredient amounts as you please."
photo by Baby Kato photo by Baby Kato
photo by Baby Kato
photo by Baby Kato photo by Baby Kato
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Ready In:
5 cups




  • To make tamarind juice: for every 1 cup of water add 2-3 tablespoons tamarind syrup. Tamarind syrup is available at Middle Eastern and Indian/Asian stores. The ratio on the bottle I have in the pantry is 3/4 cup water to 1/4 cup tamarind syrup. Adjust amount to your preference.
  • Mix beverage ingredients together in a pretty pitcher and chill.
  • Serve over ice with lemon/orange slices and fresh mint for garnish.
  • Add more sweetener if necessary.

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  1. Baby Kato
    Wow, was this good. It is so very refreshing. I love that you can taste all the tropical flavors, the tamarind, rosewater, orange blossom water and pomegranate molasses. I made my own tamarind simple syrup to use in this wonderful drink, I also used Wildflower honey. So very happy that I tried this lovely treat. Thank you for sharing my friend. Made for Beverage Anyone Tag Game.
  2. Muffin Goddess
    So refreshing! I may have added a bit too much Mexichef tamarind concentrate to the tamarind juice (I didn't have tamarind syrup), so this came out pretty tart, but I just added more agave syrup to sweeten it. I really liked how subtle the rosewater was, because I found that I don't care for things that taste too strongly of rosewater. I"ll definitely be making this again, thanks for posting :)! Made for The Queens of Quisine for ZWT6 NA*ME (Sand and Spices Challenge)
  3. sjkotylak
    Well after a trip to the Middle Eastern grocery and finding all the ingredients, this has been made! It doesn't taste like anything I've ever had before and I love it! My boyfriend says it's great - kinda like weird and wonderful iced tea... Made for ZWT #6!
  4. evelynathens
    So refreshing - lovely, bright and aromatic. My Syrian brother-in-law supplied me with the tamarind syrup and it was go from there. Made up a pitcher and filled it with ice and had it with our dinner. It's fruity, sweet, floral and VERY refreshing. Thanks for such a great recipe!
  5. UmmBinat
    Absolutely delicious. I made this with tamarind paste with the seeds in rather than tamarind syrup as that is what I had on hand and I just mixed and strained it to taste in spring water. I added a bit of extra orange blossom water as I love it. I used regular white sugar to sweeten. Made for April 2010 FLAVOR of the Month - Tamarind!



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