Indian Summer

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Photography: Randy Mayor; Styling: Jan Gautro
This drink comes from the sultry plains of New Delhi. Gin was originally used, but preferences have lately changed to milder-tasting vodka. This recipe serves 2 but is easy to multiply. For testing, we used Laxmi Natural Tamarind Concentrate, available in ethnic markets.
2 servings


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1/4 cup vodka
1 tablespoon sugar
3 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon tamarind concentrate
2/3 cup crushed ice
2 orange slices, cut into quarters
2 pineapple slices, cut into quarters


Combine first 5 ingredients, stirring until sugar dissolves. Divide vodka mixture, ice, orange quarters, and pineapple quarters between 2 glasses. Serve immediately.

Created date

November 2003

Nutritional Information

Calories 202
Caloriesfromfat 1 %
Fat 0.3 g
Satfat 0.0 g
Monofat 0.0 g
Polyfat 0.1 g
Protein 1.3 g
Carbohydrate 36.4 g
Fiber 7.8 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 0.6 mg
Sodium 4 mg
Calcium 68 mg