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Mexican Candy Shot

No matter the weather, a sip from a drink that has the flavours of warm, summer days can make any day a fun one. This Mexican Candy Shot can help achieve this state of celebration especially on Cinco De Mayo!

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The delightful combination of watermelon pucker, mango, and lime flavours bring together sweet and sour flavours you’ll love to enjoy! The kiss of Tajin around the rim gives this drink a kick and a warm, tropical feeling in this Mexican Candy Shot recipe.

What is a Mexican Candy Shot?

You might be thinking that this Mexican Candy Shot recipe sounds like a tasty drink, but are you curious as to what inspired its creation? This sinful sip is based on a watermelon-flavoured Mexican candy that is coated in chili powder and are in small pieces or as a lollypop.

What is a watermelon pucker

Never heard of watermelon pucker before? It is a melon liqueur that contains hints of citrus flavours. You can add this sweetly sour alcoholic additive to punch up the flavour profile of a margarita or a martini. You can substitute the watermelon pucker for Watermelon Schnapps, Sour Puss Watermelon, or Warheads Watermelon.

What is tajin spice

What is Tajin? It is a salty, citrus, and slightly spicy seasoning. It is often used to add a bit of a punch to sliced fruit and vegetables such as watermelon, mango, jicama, pineapple, or cucumber.  It is also used to garnish a creamy corn dish called esquites that is made with mayonnaise and Cotjia (an aged Mexican cheese). For this Mexican candy shooter, Tajin will be gracing the rim of the glass with the help of simple syrup.

MEXICAN Candy SHOT RECIPE VARIATIONS

  • You can definitely used different flavoured schnapps such as strawberry schnapps or mango schnapps.
  • If you are looking for an alcohol-free alternative to watermelon pucker for this Mexican Candy Shot recipe, apple juice, orange juice, strawberry juice, pineapple juice, or a non-alcoholic vanilla can be substituted in its place.
  • You can double or triple the ingredients and pour over ice to make it into Mexican Candy Drink instead.
  • To make a Mexican candy shot with rum, you can use rum to replace the tequila.
  • To make a Mexican candy shot with vodka, you can use vodka instead of the tequila.

Mexican Candy Shot Recipe

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This recipe for Mexican Candy Shot is tasty and sour and can be served with an appetizer of Chicken Sheet Pan Nachos followed by the Mexican Picadillo as the main dish and the Strawberry Margarita Cupcakes With Tequila Frosting for dessert!

  • Yield: 1 5 oz shot glass
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Total Time: 5 min

Mexican candy shot ingredients

How to make a mexican candy shot

Dip the shot glasses in simple syrup and then into the Tajin spice and set to the side. In a large bar shaker add the tequila, watermelon pucker, mango nectar, lime juice, and hot sauce in a shaker with ice and shake well. Strain mix into a small glass or shot glass.

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Mexican Candy Shot

Lyne Proulx
The delightful combination of watermelon pucker, mango, and lime flavours bring together sweet and sour flavours in this Mexican Candy Shot.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 1 serving
Calories 197 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 Bar shaker
  • 1 Shot glass

Ingredients
  

  • 1 oz Tequila your favourite or Silver Tequila
  • 1/2 oz Watermelon Pucker OR Sour Puss Watermelon Schnapps, OR Warheads Watermelon
  • 1 oz Mango nectar
  • 1 tsp Fresh lime juice
  • 1 dash Hot sauce I used Tabasco
  • 1 tbsp Simple syrup for rim
  • 1 tbsp Tajin Spice for rim
  • 1 wedge Lime for garnish

Instructions
 

  • Dip the shot glasses in simple syrup and then into the Tajin spice and set to the side.
  • In a large bar shaker add the tequila, watermelon pucker, mango nectar, lime juice, and hot sauce in a shaker with ice. Shake well.
  • Strain mix into a small glass or shot glass.

Notes

MEXICAN CANDY SHOT RECIPE VARIATIONS
  • You can definitely used different flavoured schnapps such as strawberry schnapps or mango schnapps.
  • If you are looking for an alcohol-free alternative to watermelon pucker for this Mexican Candy Shot recipe, apple juice, orange juice, strawberry juice, pineapple juice, or a non-alcoholic vanilla can be substituted in its place.
  • You can double or triple the ingredients and pour over ice to make it into Mexican Candy Drink instead.
  • To make a Mexican candy shot with rum, you can use rum to replace the tequila.
  • To make a Mexican candy shot with vodka, you can use vodka instead of the tequila.
  • You can substitute the watermelon pucker for Watermelon Schnapps, Sour Puss Watermelon, or Warheads Watermelon.

Nutrition

Calories: 197kcalCarbohydrates: 28gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0.1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.1gSodium: 49mgPotassium: 204mgFiber: 3gSugar: 23gVitamin A: 3655IUVitamin C: 11mgCalcium: 30mgIron: 2mg
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Lyne Proulx
Lyne Proulxhttps://ottawamommyclub.ca/
Lyne Proulx is a Certified WEBB Bodywork Pet Practitioner, Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. She loves all things Disney and is an avid teaholic and chocoholic. She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the City of Ottawa Mayor's City Builder Award.

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  1. 5 stars
    I have never had this drink before and it sure sounds yummy. Thank you for sharing this recipe so fun for summer parties.

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