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Summer Drink โ€“ Tamarind Ginger Lemonade (5-Minute Mocktail Recipe)

Summer Drink โ€“ Tamarind Ginger Lemonade (5-Minute Mocktail Recipe)

Summers are here and all we want to beat this scorching heat is some cool and refreshing summer drinks. And when you make something this fancy at home, it feels like being in a restaurant while sitting in the comfort of your home. This summer drink or lemonade is refreshing, cooling, fancy, and very tasty. Next time you have guests at home, serve them this homemade cold beverage or mocktail and grab all the appreciation coming your way.

It is very simple and gets ready in just 5 minutes using very basic ingredients. Enjoy it on a hot summer day or serve it over dinner to have a cozy evening at home. Make it for your friends and family at your next house party.

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Jatin is passionate about making cold beverages or mocktails at home. He tried so many recipes using different fruits and veggies. During the summertime, he would always make some cold beverages while we have our dinner. It feels fancy and makes dinner on a hot summer day really enjoyable and romantic.

The idea of this mocktail came up when we went to an Asian restaurant recently. We ordered some cold beverages there and they were made of tamarind. It felt different and tasted very good. Then we decided to try a drink at home using tamarind. We cracked the recipe and now we make it quite often during the summer season.

What is tamarind?

Tamarind is a fruit that is grown on trees. It is readily found in tropical Africa and Asia. It is also known as Imli in Hindi language. You can consume it raw or even ripe and pulpy. Both are sweet and sour and taste just so good. Every kid in India enjoys eating Imli. It is nutritious and has various health benefits. It also helps in boosting your immunity.

Imli is used in many different cuisines like South Indian Sambar, Rasam, Tamarind Rice, Tamarind Chutney, etc. It adds a nice tanginess to the recipes.

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What does Tamarind taste like?

Tamarind is a fruit that is sour when it is raw and gets slightly sweet and sour when it is ripe. It is added in a lot of different Indian recipes to add some tanginess or sourness to them. While consuming it, make sure to remove the seeds and thread-like strands from them.

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Grab all the ingredients because you are ready to make this quick and easy lemonade recipe at home. I am sure you and your family will enjoy it. And when you serve it to your guests, be ready to grab all the appreciation. Everybody will love it and wonโ€™t even guess that it took just 5 minutes to prepare.

If you try this recipe and like it too, please share the photo of your creation on Instagram and tag us @thefearlesscooking. We just love to see your recreation of our recipes.

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Summer Drink โ€“ Tamarind Ginger Lemonade (5-Minute Mocktail Recipe)

Refreshing. Chilling. Fancy.

Looking for a quick, easy, and refreshing Summer Drink recipe? or looking for something fancy for your house party?ย 

Let's make this in 5 minutes and be ready to grab all the appreciation coming your way :)



5 min

Prep Time

2 min

Cook Time

7 min

Total Time


For 2 Glasses



Prep 1 - Tamarind Paste
  1. If you do not have tamarind paste or pulp but a packet of soft tamarind, then soak tamarind in some water for 5 to 10 minutes.ย 
  2. After soaking, mash tamarind using your hands and take out its pulp. Strain if needed.ย 
  3. It is easier if you have store-bought tamarind paste.
Prep 2 - Ginger Juice
  1. Grate ginger and squeeze out its juice.ย 
Prep 3 - Lemon Juice
  1. In a bowl, take out the lemon zest of 1 whole lemon.ย 
  2. It adds a nice lemony kick to the drink.
  3. In the same bowl, squeeze out the lemon juice. Mix.ย 
Serve (per glass)
  1. In a glass, add 1 Tbsp Tamarind Paste, 1 Tsp ginger juice, 1 Tbsp Maple Syrup, and around 1 Tbsp Lemon Juice.ย 
  2. Adjust sweetness as needed.
  3. Fill the glass with ice cubes or crushed ice.
  4. Pour the glass with soda or sparkling water. Garnish with fresh mint leaves.
  5. Add lemon slices to make it extra fancy :)
  1. Substitute maple syrup and soda with Sprite or Dew. They are already sweetened and carbonated. That is why, they make an easy substitute.
  2. 2. To avoid soda, use water instead.

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