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Summer is here and tasty, refreshing drinks are great to have. This drink from the tamarind pod ihas a sour lemon type of taste.  I make the drink without sugar  for a change from water without all the sugar.

 

8 large pods

1/2 cup granulated sugar

 

Bring a quart of water to boil. Add the pods and sugar.  Let it steep for two hours in the pan or glass or stainless steel bowl. You can use you hands to break up the pos to release more flavor. Strain the pods with a sieve pressing lightly to get more of the flavor out. Taste test the drink. You can add more water or sugar at this point.  cover and refrigerator until you are ready to drink. Enjoy!