Combine all of the ingredients in a small, heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a simmer, stirring occasionally to dissolve the sugar, then remove from heat. Cool completely and store in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.
spiced tamarind margarita
Mix salt and chili powder together in a wide, shallow bowl or plate.
Cut a small notch in the center of a lime wedge, then run the notch along the edge of your glass. Dip the glass in the chili salt, fill with ice and set aside.
Combine tequila, tamarind simple syrup, lime juice and Cointreau in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake 30 seconds until well chilled, pour into the prepared glass and enjoy immediately.
recipe for 1 margarita, simple syrup makes about 6 oz