Tamarind-Calamansi Juice

Tamarind-Calamansi Juice

When I graduated out of college, I breathed a sigh of relief. No, not because I will be able to get a job soon or… that schooldays are over.

There was a sigh of relief because I thought I won’t be covering books with plastic covers anymore. Yes, this is a major issue with me. Well, I was wrong. The books that I needed to cover just tripled. Instead of just one set, I now do three sets annually. I just finished covering my daughter’s and my two little nieces’ books with plastic covers.

If you are unfamiliar with this, it’s covering school books with a thick clear cover to protect them from wear and tear. It’s cutting, folding, measuring and putting scotch tape in each and every book.

This belongs to my I-don’t-want-to-but-I-have-to-do list.

Whew! I just have to get it out of my system. Now, that it’s out, we can talk more about this Tamarind-Calamansi Juice.

Tamarind-Calamansi Juice

I’ve had my share of tamarind-inspired drinks over the years like Tamarind Iced Tea and Tamarind Smoothie, both of which made an impression that tamarinds are not only meant for cooking.

So when I had some leftover tamarind purée from my Beef Rendang, I already knew what I was going to do with it. I would probably have to launch a week-long tamarind series here at The Peach Kitchen just to make sure I get my money’s worth on that jar.

Some of those on my mind are Tamarind Prawns and Tamarind-Glazed Roast Chicken. Sounds delicious, right? Don’t worry, you’ll see them in my upcoming posts.

Tamarind-Calamansi Juice

Meanwhile, let me share with you this refreshing drink. This is supposed to be tamarind-lime drink but my thoughts are:

  • lime isn’t always available at the nearby wet markets or groceries
  • the limes I saw at the grocery yesterday seemed like they were there since last year
  • lime costs more than calamansi
  • we have an abundance of calamansi and it is readily available anywhere, even the sari-sari store or talipapa.

That’s how it became Tamarind Calamansi Juice. Also, if you don’t have tamarind purée, you can make one from fresh tamarinds. Just soak some ripe tamarind in warm water, mash it and discard the seeds. Pass it through a strainer to get your tamarind purée.

Tamarind ~ Calamansi Juice
 
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Ingredients
  • 4 tbsp tamarind purée
  • 4 tbsp calamansi juice
  • 2 tbsp sugar {or more depending on how sweet you want it to be}
  • 3 cups water
  • lots of ice
  • kaffir lime leaves for garnish {just because I have some}
Directions
  1. Combine all the ingredients in a small pitcher.
  2. Mix well until sugar is dissolved.
  3. Serve with kaffir lime leaves and calamansi as garnish

 

Comments

  1. Barb Bamber says

    Now these are flavors I’ve never tasted.. I’m sure intrigued, it must be so refreshing! I don’t think I’ve covered a book in my life.. I think I missed that lesson:)

  2. says

    First of all, this drink looks awesome! So, so beautiful! Second of all, I hated covering books, too! But I remember being threatened with detention if I didn’t! Sad to hear it’s still going on!!

    Sues

  3. marie says

    I miss the Calamansi Juice which is what I drink always in Ph. relief for sore through when I got cold also this is good.

  4. Adin Blankenship says

    I want some mommy… just looking at it makes me thirsty already. I can just imagine the taste.. hmmm… I want some! :)

  5. Mary Anne Vinzon says

    One of my favorite is the tamarind. But I just eat it like specially the ripe one. I’m not aware that it’s possible as a juice. I will try your tamarind-calamansi juice later. Thanks for your recipe.

  6. Shela says

    OMG i’ve miss calamansi juice in a long 7 years! I should check here in FL if calamansi is available already. That looks so refreshingly good to drink!

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