Mexican Candy Shot Recipe: Best 3 variations

The Mexican Candy Shot recipe has to be one of my favorites, and I love the simplicity of this dish. It’s hard to believe it requires only five ingredients, but their flavors work nicely together.

The best part is that you can change up the flavor in this recipe and make it your own. All you need is some tequila, watermelon, and mentos. Not to mention, I personally love Mexican candy shots because of the sweet taste.

Mexican Candy Shot Recipe

Prepare Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 1 serving

What Is A Mexican Candy Shot Made Of?

  • Chili Powder Lip Rim
  • lime juice for the rim
  • 3/4 Oz Watermelon Pucker
  • 1/2 Oz Malibu
  • Spoon full of Tajin Chamoy
Mexican Candy Shot Recipe Ingredients
Mexican Candy Shot Recipe Ingredients

Step By Step Instructions

Step-1: Pour lime juice on the chili powder rim to get a quick-lime taste.

Step-2: Take watermelon pucker and pour one shot into a glass cup.

Step-3: Add half Oz of malibu.

Step-4: Now garnish it with Tajin chamoy powder and serve it with a straw.

Tips For Making Mexican Candy Shot:

  1. You can garnish it with all kinds of chocolate if you want.
  2. The amount of watermelon pucker to malibu is pretty much, so you can adjust it as per your taste. Mexican Candy Shot Recipe should be over-the-top sweet but not too sweet.  You may also mix two flavors 🙂

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

  • 80 calories (110 calories from fat);
  • 3g total fat;
  • 20mg sodium;
  • 28g carbohydrates;
  • 8g sugars;
  • 1g protein

What Kind Of Liquor Is In Watermelon Pucker?

The alcohol in watermelon pucker varies depending on the recipe. One of the most popular recipes usually contains vodka, while some recipes call for rum or even bourbon to create a more authentic flavor.

What Flavor Puckers Are There?

There is a wide range of watermelon pucker flavors available on the market. Some of these flavors include black cherry, cinnamon, jalapeno, and lime.

The most popular recipes would be vanilla and lemon-lime. These two flavors have been proven to be popular for quite some time now because the flavor mixes well with many other ingredients, such as vodka, rum, or bourbon.

Mexican Candy Shot recipe is usually made with watermelon pucker and flavored vodka.

Mexican Candy Shot Recipe
Mexican Candy Shot Recipe

Best 3 Variations Of Mexican Candy Shot

The best 3 variations of Mexican Candy Shot are given below:

1. Watermelon Pucker Vodka

Ingredients for the shot: 5ml of lime juice and about 50ml of vodka. Pour some watermelon pucker into a shot glass and pour vodka over it. You can decide the quantity.

However, if you want a stronger taste, take more than 5ml of lime juice and ensure that the watermelon pucker is not totally dissolved or you will lose the taste. It is advisable to add more lime juice to make it less sweet than the regular version.

2. Watermelon Pucker Rum

This is another variation of the Mexican Candy Shot recipe. The difference lies in the fact that you need to mix watermelon pucker with rum instead of vodka.

You can take about 100ml of watermelon pucker and pour 50ml of rum over it. You can even add lime or lemon juice to make it more flavorful.

3. Watermelon Pucker Tequila

You can even use tequila to make a Mexican Candy Shot recipe. All you need to do is mix 20ml of lime juice with 60ml of watermelon pucker and 70 ml of tequila in a shot glass.

How Should I Serve Mexican Candy Shot?

The Mexican Candy Shot recipe is served in cups made of plastic or glass. It is served with a straw; the most popular type of straws are colored yellow, green, blue, or red. The cost of these cups and straws may vary, but it is always cheaper than the cost of regular glass.

You can also serve this cocktail in a bowl made from watermelon or even make an umbrella decoration for it. You can add as much as you want to decorate your drink so that it looks more appealing to you and your guests.

How Many Shots Before You Pass Out?

You may be wondering how many shots you should take before passing out. Well, if Mexican Candy Shot is your first shot for the night and you are not used to drinking at all, then it is not recommended to drink more than 2 shots.

However, if you have already been drinking liquor all day, then take as much as you want. In that case, the best thing to do is to prepare enough Mexican Candy Shot recipes so that you can savor the taste and enjoy your drinks.


Mexican Candy Shot recipe has a long history in Mexico, and its popularity has been gained over time due to its unique taste. It has been quite popular among people of all age groups, especially youngsters. It is also one of the most popular shots you can find at parties and bars these days.

The Mexican Candy Shot recipe will be an excellent addition to your party menu if you plan to throw a party at your place.

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I am Naznin, the recipe creator and blogger behind Foods Kitchen (since 2021). I like to try new recipes, especially when they are delicious, so those are my recipes... Hope you like it! Thank you for your time!
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