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Playa Tamarindo Cocktail

Playa Tamarindo Cocktail

Playa Tamarindo

The Playa Tamarindo cocktail transports you to the sun-kissed beaches of Mexico by blending the flavors of tamarind, agave and Tajín centered around its habanero vodka spotlight.

About The Distiller

Hanson of Sonoma’s habanero vodka mixes seven varieties of locally sourced peppers before it’s hand-chopped and long-soaked in their Organic Original Vodka. Made with love, this isn’t your run-of-the-mill syrup or chili powder mixture. Nothing about the brand is ordinary in today’s world of spirits. This family-run company thrives on making organic, non-GMO, grape-based, gluten-free vodkas in Sonoma wine Country. Fit for the conscious cocktail drinker, looking for healthier alternatives, Hanson of Sonoma ensures that all grapes are hand-peeled and locally sourced, with no pesticides or artificial flavoring used.

The Cocktail

Hailing as the trifecta of Mexican flavor profiles, tamarind, agave and tajín, when combined make for a powerful sip. The tamarind has been used around the world for centuries, from chutneys in India to sweets in El Salvador and even cocktails in Mexico. Tangy, with a caramel subtext, the tamarind fruit delivers a sour-y sweetness. This well-crafted libation offers everything from heat, spice, a citrusy sweetness, and a lasting lemongrass finish.

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Whether it’s to switch up taco night, escape your wintery reality, or sip something new poolside in the summer, we’re sure this playful drink will teleport you beachside in a heartbeat.


Playa Tamarindo

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The Playa Tamarindo transports you to the beaches of Mexico through combining the flavors of tamarind, agave, and Tajin with Hanson’s Habanero Vodka and Meyer Lemon Vodka.




  • 1 oz Hanson Organic Habanero Vodka
  • 1 oz Hanson Organic Meyer Lemon Vodka
  • 1 oz Tamarind Puree
  • 3/4 oz Organic Agave
  • Tajin and Brown Sugar (for rimming the glass)
  • Tamarind Candy and Lime Wheel (for garnish)


  1. To make the Tamarind Puree, combine 8 oz of wet tamarind pulp and 2 cups of hot water. Let it stand for 1 hour, then break the tamarind into small pieces while it is still in the water. Let it soak for an additional 3 hours. Press the tamarind mixture through a sieve, reserving the liquid and discarding the seeds and fibers.
  2. Rim the glass with a mixture of Tajin and brown sugar.
  3. Combine all ingredients in a mixing tin filled with ice.
  4. Shake the mixture.
  5. Strain the mixture over fresh ice in a glass.
  6. Garnish with a lime wheel and tamarind candy.

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