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Tamarind Mocktail Mule



Growing up in the Caribbean I got to experience life differently. Back in those days, my days were spent playing outdoors, climbing trees and we didn't come inside until the sun went down or your parent called you, which was almost never. It was a LOT of fun, nothing like what the kids are into these days. There was no internet, no smart phones and while there were video games (Nintendo, Atari) we didn't spend our entire days in front of a TV screen playing. There was no such thing as Google and if we wanted to learn something new, we either looked it up in an Encyclopedia or we went to the library. While I miss those days, I do appreciate the advancement of technology but it does seem that it has taken the fun out of living for most kids. For example, we would go out to dinner and every one's cell phone would be out texting, on Facebook or just browsing their favorite site YouTube. Nothing like the good old days where we would go to dinner and actually have dinner and a real conversation. Now my mind is racing (my ADHD is kicking in) and I'm thinking this is turning into an entire different post, so lets get back on track. One of the things I really loved about the Caribbean are the different fruits that we could get to eat fresh. One of them which is in our recipe today, our Tamarind Mocktail Mule, is one that we got fresh from the tamarind tree. One of the delicacies that we make in St. Vincent is called tamarind Balls, where they roll the tamarinds around in sugar and make them into balls. Sometimes they are sour, sometimes sweet but no matter the taste, they are absolutely delicious!

Tamarind Mocktail Mule


Ingredients:
3 ounces tamarind soda
2 ounces ginger beer (t's a non-alcoholic drink)
1/2 ounce mint syrup
crushed ice
fresh sage leaf or mint


Directions:

In a cocktail shaker combine tamarind soda, ginger beer and mint syrup. Mix with a stirrer.

Pour contents in a copper mug filled with crushed ice.

Garnish with fresh sage leaf.

Serve and enjoy!


Annmarie John
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  1. What a fun drink. I am going to have to try this.

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  2. That sounds delicious. I love mocktails almost more than regular cocktails. I can enjoy all the flavor without worrying about a hangover. Yay!

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    1. That's why I love them too. I'm not big on alcohol and can't drink it much so prefer mocktails.

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  3. This looks and sounds interesting since I've never had ginger beer or tamarind soda! It sure does look pretty.

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    1. Oh you've got to try them both. They're amazing drinks of themselves alone.

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  4. I completely agree with you on how kids nowadays are living a very different life :-( Now back to the drink, it looks really yummy, I love all types of fruit drinks.

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    1. Oh yeah it is so different nowadays and not in a good way really either. Thank you and I hope you're able to try it one day.

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  5. My daughter would love this! She loves that brand of ginger beer and Jarritos tamarind soda separately so I'm sure she'd love them in this mocktail!

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    1. You should let her give it a try then let me know how she loved it.

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  6. I love having a choice of Mocktails to have at my parties. That way the non drinkers can still have some fun drinks to choose from. This looks delicious.

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    1. They are perfect for the non drinkers and even kids who think they're drinking grown up drinks.

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  7. This will be the first time I will try this. I just need to follow your instruction. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. If you do try it please let me know if you like it.

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  8. Wow, that must have been such a different experience growing up in the Caribbean! Regarding the advancement of tech, I think my husband has a touch of your liking, as he still is into buying "real" books for reference reading; he is NOT into FaceBook and such either.
    I do like your drink recipe also - thanks for sharing.

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    1. Kudos to your husband. Those were the good old days. I used to have a lot of fun going to the library with friends to actually study. There was no Google to give me the answers and I felt great getting an A on my exam knowing that I actually studied for that test. Thank you for stopping by.

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  9. I cannot drink because I am pregnant but this sounds great as a virgin. Nice and refreshing!

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    1. Well it is a virgin drink so you should be more than fine drinking this.

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  10. I am a huge fan of tamarind. I can't wait to try this drink.

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  11. What a nice drink! Simple and would really be a great friday night ! My husband would really enjoy this

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    1. It'll be a great drink no matter when you drink it.

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  12. I don't drink at all but I will say this looks SO refreshing and nice. I would love to give it a try, it looks great! - Jeanine

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    1. Well since this contains no alcohol I'm sure that you'll be able to drink this. When you say you don't drink at all, does that mean you don't even drink water? :)

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    2. Water yes, but not mocktails or any other beverages with alchol. For some reason they don't taste that good to me, but that said this one looks good so I would give it a try, yes. I generally stay away from Mocktails or Cocktails. I stick to water or flavored water. - Jeanine

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    3. This has no alcohol. Ginger beer is actually not an alcoholic drink if you thought that and water or even flavored water is actually good. I give those to my 4yr old who prefers it over juice.

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  13. Sounds like a yummy mocktail idea, an ideal choice for some big parties at home. I always prefer such mocktails as we avoid alcohol based drinks completely. Would love to give this a try during a weekend.

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    1. I'd have to agree with you. While I do drink socially I limit my alcohol intake and very rarely drink at home. This is perfect for us when we're hosting.

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  14. I can't say I've tried a Tamarind before! Breastfeeding makes me crave hard liquor...a LOT! I'm not even a hard drinker lol This mocktail would hit the spot I know it. Mocktails are pregnant and breastfeeding mommies dreams! Just need to figure out where to get these ingredients to make one.

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    1. Oh man I can't believe you're from an island and have never had a tamarind, but I guess all the islands have different fruits. This one is amazing and I just love it. I make sure to bring it back with me every time I visit the Caribbean. I think I might be able to find it in Canada near my brothers home, so maybe if I see you this summer I'll have to bring it for you to try. :)

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