With my new foray into Indian food (my stomach is growling just thinking about the Butter Chicken…) me and my “extra” self decided there had to be an Indian-inspired cocktail that needed to be tried, too! So, I took a quick minute to Google search some options and stumbled upon the Indian Summer from Lovely Little Om.
What I liked about this drink was the citrus. I mean, you mix citrus and vodka together and you are bound to get something delicious! What I wasn’t sure about was the tamarind concentrate. I had never had tamarind before and I didn’t know what to expect. But, after reading a bit about it, it was time to jump in and try something new!
Making this drink was as easy as can be and I couldn’t help but eat a bunch of pineapple while prepping the ingredients. Pineapple is just so damn good! The tamarind was… interesting. The taste was fine – I liked the little umami it added to the drink. But the color – that was a bit off-putting!
I would totally recommend this drink for a fun Indian-inspired cocktail hour or dinner, but beware of the color of the drinks!