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Agua de Tamarindo, or Tamarind Water, is a classic Mexican agua fresca. This refreshing drink is tart and sweet that you are sure to love. By Mama Maggie’s Kitchen
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Agua de Tamarindo, or Tamarind Water

Up your Taco Tuesday game with Agua de Tamarindo, or Tamarind Water. Tangy and sweet, it’s the perfect pairing for any Mexican food dishes.
Prep Time35 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Beverage
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 8 cups


  • 15 pieces tamarind pods
  • 12 cups water divided
  • 1 cup sugar or, to taste


  • Peel the tamarind.
  • Add the peeled tamarind and 3 cups of water to a large pot.
  • Boil for 5-8 minutes.
  • Turn off heat and let cool.
  • Once cooled, using clean hands, squeeze the mushy pods to separate the flesh and the seeds.
  • Strain the tamarind juice from the seeds and flesh.
  • Use a spoon to push against the strainer to extract as much of the tamarind juice from the flesh and the seeds as possible.
  • Add the strained tamarind juice to a blender.
  • Blend the juice for 1 minute.
  • Add the remaining water to a large pitcher, the blended juice, and sugar to taste.
  • Serve over ice.
  • Enjoy!