BookTini’s July 2019 Cocktail: Imli Tequila Shots

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Tamarind, a fruit flavor used in various international foods and drinks, is known as "Imli" in India. It has a well known sour flavor that becomes sweeter as it ripens.

To pair our Humor selection, Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows, with an Indian influenced cocktail, we're mixing tamarind/imli and tequila with simple syrup and knocking back a few shots during our first Drinks & Discussion of the summer.

Imli Tequila Shots

1 serving


1.5 oz tequila

1.5 oz tamarind nectar

1/2 oz simple syrup

Ginger ale to top off


Pour tequila, nectar, and syrup into shot glass. Stir. Fill rest of glass with ginger ale.


  • You can find tamarind nectar in many grocery stores, often in the juice aisle and sometimes in the whole foods or organic section.

  • You can purchase simple syrup, or you can make it yourself: put equal parts sugar and water in a small saucepan. Boil, then turn down to a simmer and stir until the sugar is completely dissolved. Make sure the syrup is cool before adding it to the cocktail. This step can take up to 30 minutes.