Mexican Candy Shot Recipe - A Sweet and Spicy Tequila Treat
Calories: 106kcal
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes
The Mexican Candy Shot is a sweet and slightly spicy drink with lots of fruity flavors. Although it has been included in one of Foodbeast’s “Worst Shots Ever” YouTube videos, this shot is beloved by those who enjoy a bit of spice in their drinks. This shot gets its name from a watermelon-flavored Mexican hard candy that is dusted with chili powder. Traditionally, watermelon juice is used to make Mexican Candy, but you can use any fruit juice like strawberry, raspberry, or guava juice for an authentic look.


  • 0.5 oz Silver Tequila
  • 1 oz Watermelon Schnapps
  • 2 dashes Hot Sauce
  • Ice


Combine Ingredients:

  • Add 0.5 oz of silver tequila, 1 oz of watermelon schnapps, and 2 dashes of hot sauce to a cocktail shaker filled with ice.

Shake Well:

  • Shake well until the mixture is chilled and well combined.

Strain and Serve:

  • Strain the mixture into a shot glass.


  • Serve immediately and enjoy your sweet and spicy Mexican Candy Shot.


The Mexican Candy Shot is perfect for those who love a combination of sweet and spicy flavors. The addition of hot sauce gives this shot its signature kick, balancing the sweetness of the watermelon schnapps and the strength of the tequila. For an extra touch, you can rim the shot glass with chili powder or garnish with a slice of watermelon or lime.
This shot is ideal for parties or any gathering where you want to impress your guests with a unique and adventurous drink. Its vibrant flavor and playful presentation make it a standout choice.
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Estimated Nutrition:

Calories: 106kcal (5%)Carbohydrates: 7g (2%)Sodium: 5mgPotassium: 1mgSugar: 7g (8%)Vitamin A: 0.3IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 0.02mgIron: 0.01mg
CourseBeverage, Cocktails, Drinks
CuisineBeverage, Cocktail, Drinks
KeywordBeverage, Cocktail Recipe, drinks