ArrowDownFill 1arrow-small-lineFill 1Cooking Light - EasyCooking Light - FastCooking Light - So GoodCooking Light - How-ToCooking Light - Staff FaveCooking Light Badge - Wow!GroupClose IconEmailEmpty Star IconLike Cooking Light on FacebookFull Star IconShapePage 1 Copy 3Page 1 Copy 2Grid IconHalf Star IconFollow Cooking Light on InstagramList IconMenu IconPrintSearch IconSpeech BubbleFollow Cooking Light on SnapchatFollow Cooking Light on TwitterWatch Cooking Light on YouTubeplay-iconWatch Cooking Light on Youtube

Frankly Speaking

Photo: Michael Kraus; Styling: Roscoe Betsill
Yield Makes 1 cocktail
You'll want to serve your guests Frankly Speaking, a Lowcountry libation that comes from Fish restaurant in Charleston.


  • 1/4 teaspoon seedless tamarind paste
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons water
  • 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) Grey Goose vodka
  • 1/2 ounce (1 tablespoon) Licor 43
  • 3 ginger slices, peeled
  • 2 teaspoons agava nectar
  • Ice
  • 2 lime wedges
  • Garnishes: lime wedge, orange peel, and kaffir lime leaf

How to Make It

  1. Combine tamarind paste and water, stirring until well blended. Combine tamarind mixture, vodka, Licor 43, ginger slices, and agave nectar in an ice-filled shaker. Squeeze juice from 2 lime wedges into shaker. Shake well; strain into an ice-filled glass. Garnish, if desired.
Fish, Charleston, SC