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!
2heaped tablespoonsapple tamarind chutneysee notes -- or tamarind paste
3 – 5tablespoonsmaple syrupadjust to taste (or other sweetener like jaggery, coconut/palm sugar, unrefined cane sugar)
1.5 – 2litreswater[6 – 8 cups]
Pinchof vanilla powder
Slicesof lemon and lime
About 1 cup pineapple chunksoptional, check out this post on how to peel and cut a pineapple
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.