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Mix it Up Mexican-Style with a Tamarind Mint Margarita for the Holidays

If Mexico isn’t in the forecast for this holiday season, bring the beach to you with our Southern neighbor’s version of a Peppermint Mocha Frap – the Tamarind Mint Margarita. Perfect for a post-holiday meal refresher or New Year’s Eve fiesta, the holiday concoction uses tamarind’s sweet and sour taste to compliment the pleasant warm and aromaticflavor of the mint.

Yield: 1 cocktail

1.5 oz Tamarind Concentrate
4 Fresh Mint Leaves
1.5 oz Tequila
½ oz Controy (Mexican Orange Liqueur)
Dash of Lemon Juice
Dash of Simple Syrup

Mix all ingredients in a shaker glass filled with ice, shake vigorously and serve in salt-rimmed frosted glass.
In addition to the Tamarind Mint Margarita, Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit offers hotel guests the latest in margarita mixology from Chili Pepper and Avocado Pistachio to Huitlacoche and Cilantro Coriander. At no additional cost to hotel guests, the margarita menu is exclusively available at Frida, the resort’s fine dining Mexican restaurant and a recipient of the AAA Four Diamond Award. For more information and reservations, please click here.

– Recipe Courtesy of Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit

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