Purchase tamarind pods. I got mine in bulk at a Mexican grocery store (Food City).
Remove hard shell from tamarind pod and discard.
Measure 2 cups water
Add water and 2 cups sugar to a pot on medium-high heat.
Add cleaned Tamarind pods. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to low. Let simmer 2 min. Remove from heat and let steep 30 min.
Strain through a mesh sieve. Press solids to extract syrup. Discard solids. Strain once more and put into a squirt bottle. Keep in fridge, lasts 2-3 weeks.
Try this delicious simple syrup in your next margarita or mojoto.
- 2.0c Water
- 2.0c Sugar
- 1/4lb Tamarind