This refreshing cooler contains tamarind paste, fresh lemon juice, crystallized ginger, and is sweetened with brown sugar for a malty finish.

Tamarind and Crystallized Ginger Cooler
  1. 2 1/2 cups boiling water
  2. 1/4 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  3. 2 tablespoons minced crystallized ginger
  4. 1 tablespoon tamarind paste
  5. 1 tablespoon fresh squeezed lemon juice
  6. Lemon slices, for a garnish
  1. Whisk the boiling water, brown sugar, ginger, and tamarind paste until combined. Let cool.
  2. Strain through a chinois set over a pitcher. Add in the lemon juice.
  3. Cool for at least an hour until the cooler is very cold.
  4. Pour over ice, and garnish each glass with lemon slices.
Adapted from Gourmet Magazine, July 1993
Adapted from Gourmet Magazine, July 1993
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