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