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Indian Summer

Photography: Randy Mayor; Styling: Jan Gautro
Yield 2 servings
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.

Ingredients

  • 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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

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