This Mexican candy shot is sweet, a little spicy, and is filled with delicious fruity flavors. And, of course, it has a sugared rim to finish it off as well. Best of all, it's incredibly easy to make - it takes just 1 minute!
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THE BEST MEXICAN CANDY SHOT
This Mexican candy shot recipe is a quick, easy, and delicious drink that will impress your friends and family!
Now, if you've never heard of Mexican candy shots, you're in for a real treat. It's commonly called Mexican lollipop shots because it tastes like a lollipop in shot form!
This delicious shot has the perfect balance between sweet and slightly spicy flavors, and it has a ton of refreshing fruity flavors to compliment the two.
And the best part is you can totally customize this Mexican candy shot recipe to however you want it to taste!
Honestly, there aren't many shot recipes better than this Mexican candy one if you want to get the party started in a delicious way. And they go great after an authentic Mexican dinner like some chicken birria tacos.
Oh, and both the shots and tacos are ideal to celebrate Cinco De Mayo. You can make this spicy hummus and these air fryer tortilla chips for the ultimate Cinco De Mayo celebration!
MEXICAN CANDY SHOT INGREDIENTS
Ok, so the ingredients to make the best Mexican candy shot are all super simple.
Honestly, I wouldn't be surprised if you have everything you need on hand already to make them!
And this recipe will make 2 Mexican candy shots, so if you want more, just double, triple, or quadruple the recipe!
Anyway, here's what you'll need to make 'em:
- 1 oz tequila
- 2 oz pink fruit juice (I used a mix of orange, cranberry, and guava)
- Tabasco, to taste
- 2 tbsp. Sugar
- Ice cubes
- 1 lime, cut into wedges, optional
As I mentioned earlier, what's great about this Mexican candy drink is you can customize it to taste however you want!
For a spicier drink, add in more Tabasco or other hot sauce. Any hot sauce works, but Tabasco is the classic one used to create sweet and spicy flavors.
But if you want it to be sweeter, just use more sugar and less hot sauce.
And for a stronger Mexican lollipop candy shot, add in another ounce or two of tequila! Or if you don't like tequila, you can use any alcohol like rum or vodka.
Oh, and you can use any fruit juice that you want. Using different kinds is a fun way to change up the drink every time you make it! But if you want a classic mango Mexican candy shot, just use all mango juice.
HOW TO MAKE A MEXICAN CANDY SHOT
Alright, so the process of how to make a Mexican lollipop candy shot is as easy as mixed drinks get.
And like I mentioned above, this recipe will make 2 shots.
So, if you want to make more, just get out some extra shot glasses before you begin making the drink.
Now, gather the ingredients, and let's make Mexican lollipop shots!
Step 1: Preparing The Shot Glasses
First, spread out some sugar on a small plate or put it in a bowl.
Then, rub a lime slice along the rim of the two -or more- regular size shot glasses. Immediately dip the glasses into the sugar, press them down, and turn to coat the rim in the sugar.
Step 2: Mixing The Drink
Ok, so now you'll want to take out a cocktail shaker or any bottle that has a lid that can seal on top.
Next, add a few ice cubes to the cocktail shaker along with the tequila, fruit juice, sugar, and hot sauce. Then, give the bottle about 10 shakes - or more - to mix everything completely.
Now, to finish up, pour the mixture evenly into two shot glasses and garnish with lime wedges.
WRAPPING IT ALL UP
Well, that is how to make Mexican candy shots in two easy steps.
These Mexican lollipop shots actually taste like candy in a refreshing drink form. They're wonderfully sweet, have a hint of spice, and have delicious fruit flavors that blend so well with tequila.
Seriously, I make this all the time hosting, and my friends and family really love it. It's a fun shot to take with everyone to celebrate or kick off the good times.
Anyway, I hope you and your friends and family enjoy this Mexican candy shot just as much.
If you make it, leave a comment below and let me know what you think. And for more recipes, check out our Youtube channel!
Other Drink Recipes
If you want to give some more delicious alcoholic drinks a try, we have a few on the blog that is just as delicious as this Mexican candy shot.
Give one of these a try next:
- Lemon drop shot
- Espresso martini
- Liquid marijuana shot
- Applesauce shot
- Chocolate mudslide
- Pink lemonade vodka drink
- White tea shot
Mexican Candy Shot Recipe
This Mexican candy shot is sweet, a little spicy, and is filled with delicious fruity flavors. And it has a sugared rim to finish it off. It's so easy to make in 1 minute and is a treat to whip up if you're hosting!
- Prep Time: 1 minute
- Cook Time: 0 minutes
- Total Time: 1 minute
- Yield: 2 Shots 1x
- Category: Drink
- Method: Mixing
- Cuisine: Alcohol
1 oz tequila
2 oz pink fruit juice (I used a mix of orange, cranberry, and guava)
Tabasco, to taste
2 tbsp. Sugar
1 lime, cut into wedges, optional
- Spread out sugar on a small plate.
- Rub a piece of lime slice around the rim of the shot glasses and then immediately dip into the sugar. Set aside.
- Add ice, tequila, fruit juice, sugar, and hot sauce to a cocktail shaker.
- Shake well until sugar is completely dissolved (about 10 times).
- Pour the mixture into shot glasses. Garnish with lime wedges to serve. Cheers!
- Serving Size: 1 Shot
- Calories: 57
- Fat: 0
- Carbohydrates: 6
- Protein: 0
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Slurped these down like nothin!
The shots were fantastic
Pretty dang tasty.
So great wow.
Yum these are dangerous!!!
My sister and I loved these shots.
Huge hit at our bbq
So good to mix in with a night of drinking with friends