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mexican candy shot - single serving of cocktail
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5 from 3 votes

Mexican Candy Shot Recipe

A deliciously fruity and tangy Mexican Candy Shot recipe with a spicy kick.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Cocktails
Cuisine: Shots
Keyword: mexican candy shot recipe
Servings: 5 shots
Calories: 62kcal


  • Shot glasses
  • Cocktail shaker
  • Jigger
  • Measuring spoons
  • Fine zester
  • Small mixing bowl


  • 5 oz fresh watermelon juice
  • 2 oz tequila
  • 2-3 dash Tabasco sauce or to taste
  • 1 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • Lime wheel for garnish

For the sweet Tajín inspired rim:

  • 1/2 lime zest
  • 2 tbsp granulated white sugar
  • 1 tbsp powdered chilies


  • In a small bowl, mix in the sugar, powdered chilies, and lime zest to make your sweet Tajín mix.
  • Rub a lime wedge around the rim of the glass. This will help the sweet Tajín mix stick to the glass. 
  • Dip the shot glass into the sweet Tajín mixture to garnish the rim.
  • In a cocktail shaker with ice cubes, combine the watermelon juice, the silver Tequila, the lime juice, and the Tabasco sauce. Shake well until the shaker gets cold. 
  • Strain the mixture into the shot glass.
  • Garnish with a lime wheel inside the glass.


  • Play with the ratio between the fruit juice and the tequila to adjust it to your taste. In our case, we personally preferred to have 1 part tequila with 2-3 parts of fruit juice.
  • If your fruit is not yet ripe, add more sugar to the mix or even a dash or two of simple syrup.


Calories: 62kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 12mg | Potassium: 50mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 34IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1mg