Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth with a Mexican Candy Shot Recipe

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Are you ready to embark on a flavorful and vibrant journey to Mexico with a tantalizing Mexican Candy Shot?

This delightful concoction not only captures the essence of Mexican candies but also packs a punch of flavor that will leave your taste buds dancing.

Get ready to indulge in a shot that brings together the zing of spices and the sweetness of candy, all in one tiny glass.

NameRecipe Mexican Candy Shot
Prep Time5 minutes
Cooking Time0 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Servings1 shot
Yield1 shot


  • 1 ½ oz of your favorite tequila
  • ½ oz of lime juice
  • ½ oz of orange liqueur (such as triple sec)
  • ¼ oz of grenadine syrup
  • ¼ oz of hot sauce (adjust to taste)
  • Tajín or chili powder for rimming the glass
  • Assorted Mexican candies for garnish (such as tamarind candies or chili gummies)
  • Ice


1. Prepare the Glass:

Begin by rimming a shot glass with Tajín or chili powder. To do this, you can rub a lime wedge around the rim of the glass and then dip it into a plate filled with Tajín or chili powder until the rim is nicely coated. This will give your Mexican candy shot a delightful spicy kick.

2. Mix the Ingredients:

In a cocktail shaker, add ice cubes, tequila, lime juice, orange liqueur, grenadine syrup, and hot sauce. The hot sauce is what gives this shot its unique and spicy flavor, so feel free to adjust the amount to your preferred level of spiciness.

3. Shake and Strain:

Secure the lid on the cocktail shaker and shake vigorously for about 15 seconds. This will thoroughly mix the ingredients and chill the drink.

4. Strain into the Glass:

Carefully strain the mixture into your prepared shot glass. The Tajín-rimmed rim will add an extra layer of flavor with each sip.

5. Garnish:

To enhance the visual appeal and authenticity of your Mexican candy shot, garnish it with assorted Mexican candies. Tamarind candies, chili gummies, or any other favorite Mexican candies can be added to the drink or placed on the rim.

6. Serve and Enjoy:

Present your Mexican candy shot to your guests, and watch their faces light up with excitement. The combination of sweet, sour, and spicy flavors will tantalize their taste buds and make this shot an unforgettable experience.

Mexican candy shots are a delightful and unique addition to any celebration. With the perfect balance of sweet, sour, and spicy flavors, they are sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or simply want to spice up your evening, this flavorful shot will transport your taste buds south of the border.

Nutrition Facts: Approximate values per serving

Total Fat0g
Saturated Fat0g
Trans Fat0g
Total Carbohydrates9g
Dietary Fiber0g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Please note that the actual nutritional values may vary based on the specific brands and quantities of ingredients used, so it’s essential to calculate the nutrition facts using the exact products you choose for the recipe.

10 simple recipe for mexican candy shot

Discover the vibrant world of Mexican Candy Shots with these 10 easy recipes. From sweet watermelon notes to spicy chili kicks, elevate your gatherings with these delightful concoctions, bringing a taste of Mexico to your glass. Cheers!

1. Classic Watermelon Fiesta Shot

Classic Watermelon Fiesta Shot

A blend of tequila, watermelon liqueur, lime juice, chili powder, and a salted rim. The sweetness of watermelon liqueur perfectly complements the fiery chili kick.

2. Spicy Mango Madness Shot

Spicy Mango Madness Shot

Combine tequila, mango liqueur, lime juice, chili powder, and a chili-salt rim for a spicy-sweet delight. The tangy mango balances the heat for an exotic taste.

3. Tamarind Tango Shot

Tamarind Tango Shot

Tequila, tamarind liqueur, lime juice, and a tamarind-sugar rim offer a tangy twist. This shot is a fiesta of traditional Mexican flavors in your glass.

4. Pineapple Jalapeño Fiesta Shot

Pineapple Jalapeño Fiesta Shot

Tequila, pineapple liqueur, lime juice, jalapeño slices, and a chili-salt rim for a spicy and fruity blend. It’s a party for your taste buds!

5. Coconut Chili Explosion Shot

Coconut Chili Explosion Shot

Tequila, coconut liqueur, lime juice, chili powder, and a coconut-chili rim create a tropical explosion of flavors, combining creamy coconut with a kick of spice.

6. Cucumber Mint Surprise Shot

Cucumber Mint Surprise Shot

A refreshing shot made with tequila, cucumber liqueur, lime juice, fresh mint leaves, and a salted rim. Cool cucumber and mint make for a revitalizing treat.

7. Guava Heatwave Shot

Guava Heatwave Shot

Tequila, guava liqueur, lime juice, chili powder, and a chili-salt rim for a delightful blend of sweetness and spice. The guava adds a tropical twist to this shot.

8. Strawberry Sizzle Shot

Strawberry Sizzle Shot

Tequila, strawberry liqueur, lime juice, chili powder, and a sugar-chili rim for a spicy-sweet explosion of strawberry goodness.

9. Passionfruit Firecracker Shot

Passionfruit Firecracker Shot

Tequila, passionfruit liqueur, lime juice, chili powder, and a chili-sugar rim for a passionate burst of tropical flavors with a spicy kick.

10. Raspberry Jalapeño Rendezvous Shot

Raspberry Jalapeño Rendezvous Shot

Tequila, raspberry liqueur, lime juice, jalapeño slices, and a chili-sugar rim combine to create a sweet and spicy rendezvous for your taste buds.

Indulge in the vibrant flavors of Mexico with these 10 easy-to-make Mexican Candy Shot recipes. From classic tequila infusions to fruity watermelon twists, these shots are a delight for your taste buds. Embrace the zing of spices and the sweetness of Mexican candies—all in one tiny glass. Get ready to fiesta with every sip!

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