Von Humboldt’s Natur Wasser Tamarind

Von Humboldt’s Natur Wasser is the result of a collaboration with author Andrea Wulf, inspired by her book The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt’s New World. Reading the story of the adventurer and naturalist, we found that Humboldt had concocted a folk recipe during his travels: using the pod-like fruit of the tamarind, he turned unsavory water into a refreshing “lemonade.” The delicious fruit was infused along with lemon zest and golden brown sugar, creating a unique cordial that is equal parts sweet, tangy and nutty.

Old Tamarind

½ oz Von Humboldt’s
2 oz rye whiskey
4 dashes orange bitters
raw sugar cube
drizzle of maple syrup

Muddle maple syrup and raw sugar cube with bitters. Add ice, Von Humboldt’s and rye. Stir until chilled.

Tamarind Margarita

1 oz Von Humboldt’s
1 ½ oz silver tequila
2 tbsp fresh orange juice
Squeeze of fresh lime

Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker over ice and shake vigorously. Rim a rocks glass with salt and fill with crushed ice. Strain and garnish with a slice of lime.


1 oz Von Humboldt’s
1 oz apple brandy
½ oz ancho chile liqueur
¼ oz honey syrup
3 dashes Angostura bitters

Build ingredients in a rocks glass with ice and stir until chilled. Credit: Resa Mueller

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