The Mexican Candy Shot Recipe
Bar Mexican Candy Shot Recipe

This Mexican Candy Shot Recipe Is a Blend of Sweet and Spicy

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June 5, 2024 at 3:12 PM PST
Updated on June 12, 2024 at 3:35 PM PST
Bar Mexican Candy Shot Recipe

This Mexican Candy Shot Recipe Is a Blend of Sweet and Spicy

By
June 5, 2024 at 3:12 PM PST
Updated on June 12, 2024 at 3:35 PM PST

Sweet and spicy is the perfect combination, especially for a drink or shot. If you love a good margarita or Jalapeño cocktail, you’ll love this fruity and spicy candy shot recipe. Perfect for holidays like Cinco de Mayo, parties, girls’ nights, date nights or pregaming before a night out.

With the fruity and spicy balance, this shot pairs well with dishes like chips and dip, guacamole, tacos and more. Some shots might include vodka or rum, however, this one has tequila in it. Blanco tequila is the best type of tequila to use in this shot, and Cuervo, Patron and Jose brands pair well with the flavors in this shot.

True to its name, Mexican candy tastes exactly like the name. Just like the candy, this shot is a burst of fruity flavor with a hint of spice. The fruity flavors in Mexican candy tend to be watermelon, mango and strawberry, while the spicy and sour flavors are usually tamarind, lime, grapefruit and tajin. Here’s a step-by-step guide on perfecting the Mexican candy shot recipe.

Mexican Candy Shot Recipe

This Mexican candy shot recipe only requires a few simple ingredients and is easy to make. Pictured: A shot

Ingredients:

  • 1-ounce tequila
  • ½ ounce watermelon juice or watermelon liqueur
  • 2 dashes of hot sauce
  • Tajin (for rim)
  • Lime juice (for rim)
  • Lime wedge (for garnish)
  • Ice

This Mexican candy shot is a burst of delicious watermelon with a kick of spice, and it’s so easy to make. Start by using some lime juice and tajin to rim your shot glass. To a shaker, combine your tequila, ice, and watermelon juice. Shake for about 20 seconds and pour into your shot glass. For an extra burst of citrus flavor, squeeze in a little lime juice before shaking. Garnish your shot glass with a lime wedge and enjoy.

Alternatives To Use

Use these alternatives for your Mexican candy shot recipe. Pictured: A shot with a lemon

If you don’t have a taste for watermelon, there are a few alternatives that you can use. Try using mango, strawberry or grapefruit juice instead. Instead of hot sauce, experiment with other ingredients like jalapeños or sriracha. For a tajin replacement, you can go with the basics and use sugar or salt. Paprika, cayenne pepper and chile salt seasoning can be used instead of tajin. Instead of a lime wedge for garnish, use a lemon wedge, a slice of grapefruit or mangoes for garnish.




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