Monday, June 3, 2013


Paleo Pen Pals time! I am so excited to present my creation with an ingredient from Grok Grub today! Rachel's culinary creativity is downright inpiring and I love learning from her. This month, she sent me tamarind paste, an ingredient I sent one month to another pen pal. It's payback! 

Tamarind paste is super sour and sweet, like a sour date. I mixed it up in one of my favorite drinks, a martini. You can use vodka or gin-- whatever you like best. 

The Dirty Tamarindo
serves 1
1 1/2 ounces vodka or gin
1 ounce vermouth
splash of olive juice
1/3 teaspoon tamarind paste

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add remaining ingredients and shake shake shake! Strain into a martini glass and garnish with olives. Enjoy! It's Friday!


  1. I LOVE Tamarind paste...and this looks positively stunning and made for me...Question 'tho...approximately how many calories/carbs for this wonder?...I really need to verify ...alas.

  2. you use a dry white vermouth such as Martini & Rossi or Nouilly Prat for this concoction?...Thanks for sharing!


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