Gin n' Tamarind Fizz
Instead of a picture, how about an excerpt from a poem by Rudyard Kipling. As you all know, he was an Anglo writer who grew up in colonial India and therefore I assume he was familiar with both gin and tonics and tamarind juice. This poem is called "The White Man's Burden."
"Take up the White Man’s burden—Send forth the best ye breed—Go send your sons to exile
To serve your captives' need
To wait in heavy harness
On fluttered folk and wild—
Your new-caught, sullen peoples,
Half devil and half child"
Full text at http://historymatters.gmu.edu/d/5478/, and at a number of other websites, and also at your local library!
Bodger and I just started up graduate school so we have had much less time for cooking lately. We have been drinking a lot of gin and tonics to compensate. This drink is a cousin of the gin and tonic, but the sour and bitter flavors come from tamarind juice.
Ingredients (Makes 2):
1 can tamarind juice or nectar, or some quantity x of concentrate
Gin (I prefer Hendricks because I am a classy lady and Bodger prefers Burnett's because he is cheap)
Mix juice and soda water to taste-- if you're using tamarind concentrate, you will obviously want less. I like 1 part juice to 2 parts soda water, but do it to your tastes.
Add gin. One shot should be tasty, but I won't judge you if you put more in.