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Tamarind Lime Lemonade with Hints of Mint, Cumin & Vanilla

Lemon and lime fill this refreshing earthy tamarind drink with zingy citrus fruity flavours. Take the regular homemade lemonade recipe (or limeade) to new heights with a fragrant touch of vanilla, spicy flecks of cumin and a tantalising touch of mint. Enjoy on hot Summer days!
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Mauritian
Keyword: lemonade, lime, summer drinks, tamarind drink
Servings: 6 - 8 cups or 1.5 - 2L
Author: Teenuja Dahari - veganlovlie.com


  • 2 heaped tablespoons apple tamarind chutney see notes -- or tamarind paste
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 lime
  • 3 – 5 tablespoons maple syrup adjust to taste (or other sweetener like jaggery, coconut/palm sugar, unrefined cane sugar)
  • 1.5 – 2 litres water [6 – 8 cups]
  • Pinch of vanilla powder

For garnish

  • Slices of lemon and lime
  • About 1 cup pineapple chunks optional, check out this post on how to peel and cut a pineapple
  • Mint leaves
  • Ice cubes


  • Squeeze the juice from one lemon and one lime (over a strainer to catch the seeds) in a jug/pitcher or large serving bowl.
  • Add the tamarind chutney to the lemon-lime juice and stir to mix well. Add the water. (You can strain this mixture if you do not want the pulp in the juice. I do not mind the extra fibre, so I do not usually strain the mixture).
  • Add a pinch of vanilla and the maple syrup. Taste for sweetness and add more maple syrup or sugar if desired.
  • Slice the other lemon and lime.
  • Add in the cut fruits — the lemon and lime slices and the pineapple chunks. Add the mint leaves. Chill for a couple of hours. Serve with ice in tall glasses, garnished with pineapple or lemon/lime slices.



This Tamarind Lemonade will keep well in the fridge for 3 - 4 days (or more).
Check out -
Apple Tamarind Chutney recipe - https://veganlovlie.com/apple-tamarind-chutney-recipe/
How to deseed tamarind pulp from a block of tamarind paste - https://veganlovlie.com/how-to-deseed-and-prepare-tamarind-pulp/
Link to original recipe - Tamarind Lime Lemonade with Hints of Mint, Cumin & Vanilla - https://veganlovlie.com/tamarind-lime-lemonade-mocktail-recipe/