Marvelous Margaritas: Cocktails that show a margarita’s versatility

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Herradura El Duelo, photo provided by Tequila Herradura

Explore a new flavor

Have you had tamarind? While the pod might look intimidating, the flavor can be quite enjoyable. Often, tamarind paste is used in various type of recipes. Sometimes, it can be used as a substitute for lemon.

In Mexican culture, tamarind is often found in candy. The paste is mixed with sugar. It is quite popular sweet treat.

Overall, tamarind has a tangy flavor. Some people enjoy the sweet and sour taste. It does offer a lot of versatility.

For this recipe, the tamarind balances the saltiness of this particular tequila. While both flavors are apparent, they play off each other instead of fight each other. This cocktail is definitely worth a try.

Here’s how to make Tequila Herradura El Duelo

"Tequila Herradura El Duelo The tangy flavor of tamarind meets its match in the inherent saltiness of Tequila Herradura. It’s a duel within a glass. Ingredients 2 parts Herradura Añejo 1 part fresh squeezed lime juice ½ – ¾ part agave nectar (to taste) ½ part tamarind nectar Preparation Combine all the ingredients in a shaker with ice, shake hard so that some of the ice melts, then strain over fresh ice. Garnish with a lime wedge."