Tequila and watermelon pucker is used to flavour the Mexican Candy Shot recipe. Your palate will definitely be delighted by adding a dab of hot sauce and a chilli lime salt-coated rim. Prepare this watermelon paleta shot for a Cinco de Mayo party or any time of the year.
This a recipe for a wonderfully fruity and sour Mexican Candy Shot with a fiery edge.
Given our fondness for fruity drinks and amusing cocktails, we deemed these Mexican Candy Shots to be the most refreshing and entertaining shots to try.
And if you’ve ever tried Mexican candy, you know it’s bursting with sweet and slightly spicy flavours and components.
Can you explain what Mexican Candy is?
Mexican candies blend fruity flavours (often mango, strawberry, or watermelon) with sour and spicy flavours (usually from tamarind, grapefruit, and lime).
It is a hard candy sprinkled with chilli powder and is known as a Mexican lollipop.
Is there a reason why it is called Mexican candy?
The name of this drink comes from a Mexican hard candy lollipop called a Vero Rebanaditas paletas con chile that you can buy there. Paleta can mean either a lollipop or a popsicle. This lollipop is a chilli powder-covered Mexican watermelon candy. It also comes in Vero Elotes, which tastes like strawberry, and Vero Mango, which, as the name suggests, tastes like mango.
I’ve eaten them my whole life, so if you’ve never tried them, you should. If you have never had chilli powder on a lollipop before, it can be a little too much. You can always wash some of it off if you don’t like it. Some people like to lick off just one side of the chilli powder first, so they can taste both the fruit and the chilli.
Mexican Candy Shot Recipes Are Best Served When
So Many Choices In addition to Cinco de Mayo, here are other of our favourite occasions to serve shot recipes.
- Bachelorette party
- Sunday Funday brunch
- Birthday bashes
- Baby showers
- On a random Friday night…just because
- Graduation parties
Is there a standard size for shot glasses in the United States?
This recipe uses a shot glass that is the normal size in the United States, which is 1.5 ounces. That amount has been maintained throughout this recipe.
What Is The Taste Of A Mexican Candy Shot?
With its tasty mix of flavours, this Mexican candy shot is sure to be a hit. It tastes fruity and sweet, with a little bit of spice. It has medium heat. Both the Tajin and the hot sauce add to the spicy taste.
What does a Mexican candy shot consist of?
This tequila shot made with Mexican candy can be prepared in a few different ways. However, the manner in which we prepare it here is simple and full of delicious flavours. Consequently, the standard ingredients consist of fruit liquids or fruit schnapps, hot sauce, and alcohol (like tequila, rum, or vodka). It requires only a few minutes to make one.
Required Ingredients for a Mexican Candy Shot
- Tequila – We chose silver tequila, but other varieties may work as well. Clear silver tequila is typically used for creating cocktails such as thin margaritas and blue motorcycles.
- Fresh watermelon juice is preferred, although bottled juice is OK. You can substitute watermelon juice for mango or grapefruit juice. Both variations are equally tasty!
- Tabasco or any other fiery sauce.
- Substitute grapefruit or lemon juice for lime juice if you like to experiment with the recipe.
- Wheel of lime — For garnish
- Sugar crystals, lime zest, and chilli powder — For our sweet Tajn-inspired rim. Tajn is a Mexican blend of spices, and we’ll show you how to prepare our sweet version to balance the shot’s sourness.
Recipe for Mexican Candy Shots
To get your shot glass ready:
- In a separate bowl, combine the sugar, chilli powder, and lime zest to create the sweet Tajín mix.
- Rub a lime slice along the glass’s rim.
- This will assist the sweet Tajín mixture in adhering to the glass.
- To decorate the shot glass, dunk it into the sweet Tajín mixture.
Make your shot by:
- Watermelon juice, silver Tequila, lime juice, and Tabasco sauce should all be combined in a cocktail shaker with ice cubes.
- Till the shaker becomes cold, vigorously shake.
- Pour the resulting mixture into the shot glass.
- Add a lime wheel as a garnish.
Tips For Making A Mexican Lollipop Shot & A Variation
- Sugared rim, You might use white sugar on the shot glass rim in place of Tajin.
- Juice it up. Juice should be used in place of the schnapps. Use 1/2 oz of raspberry, guava, strawberry, or watermelon juice.
- Several flavours of schnapps. Instead of the watermelon flavour, you might use another pucker flavour. Mango schnapps, strawberry schnapps, and
- Make it a Mexican sugary beverage. To make this into a cocktail instead of a shot, double or triple the ingredients and pour them over ice.
- I’ll add some simple syrup. You could add a little bit of simple syrup to the remaining ingredients in the shaker if the beverage isn’t sweet enough.
- Rum-based candies from Mexico. Substitute 1 oz of rum for the tequila.
- Vodka-based shot of Mexican sweets. Instead of tequila, use 1 oz of vodka.
- Chamoy-infused candy shot from Mexico. You can either make your own chamoy or purchase some. The chamoy should be placed on the rim before continuing with the preparation.
- Mexican mango candy shot Instead of the watermelon schnapps, I would substitute 1/2 oz of mango juice and 1/2 oz of strawberry juice to make a shot with a mango flavour.
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