Tamarind Whiskey Sour


At his funky Thai restaurant Pok Pok, chef Andy Ricker uses ingredients for his drinks that match the flavors of his food: sour, sweet, aromatic and even a little salty. This tamarind-spiked whiskey sour has been one of his best sellers since he created it years ago. Slideshow:  Classic Cocktails 

Tamarind Whiskey Sour
Photo: © Chris Chen
1 drink


  • Ice

  • 1 1/2 ounces bourbon

  • 1 ounce fresh lime juice

  • 1 tablespoon tamarind paste mixed with 1 tablespoon hot water and cooled

  • 1/2 ounce Rich Simple Syrup

  • 1 orange slice and 1 jarred sour cherry (optional), for garnish


  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add all of the remaining ingredients except the garnishes; shake well. Pour into a chilled double rocks glass and garnish with the orange and cherry. Serve with a wide straw.

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