Mexican Candy Shot – Hot And Spicy Mexican Cocktail Recipe, Ingredients

Mexican Candy Shot

Can you relate this Mexican Candy shot to something hot and spicy? If not, then you are not aware of Mexican cuisine and all the hot sauces and spices and more.

Well, to be frank, not everything Mexican is hot. But this cocktail shot is!

What makes it hot? It is the tabasco sauce that makes it hot and spicy, and even to the extent that some may find it hard to drink as a shooter.

But, I will leave it up to you. It actually tastes traditionally hot, so if you love such food, you will definitely drink this. 

On the other hand, you can have it in a party with some nice challenges and games and also as the last drink before you wind up.

One famous Food reviewer rated this as one of the worst shots ever. Probably they did not like the spiny taste, but other than that there is absolutely nothing to worry about!

Without further ado, let’s jump straight into the recipe.

Mexican Candy Shot Recipe

Mexican Candy Shot Recipe

The Whiskey Land MascotBoozer Man
A highly intense cocktail shot and a great one to kickstart or wind up your party. A perfect Mexican treat.
4 from 1 vote
Prep Time 3 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 3 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine Cocktail
Servings 1
Calories 125 kcal


  • Shot glasses
  • Cocktail shaker


  • ½ oz. (15 ml) Silver Tequila
  • ½ oz. (15 ml) Watermelon Pucker
  • 2 Dashes of Tabasco Hot sauce


  • Fill a Cocktail Shaker with ice cubes.
  • Pour Silver Tequila, watermelon schnapps and a few dashes of Hot sauce and shake the drink well.
  • Strain the cocktail into shot glasses.
  • Serve and Enjoy the drink!



Flavor: Watermelon
Strength: Medium
ABV: 20-25%


Calories: 125kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 1gFat: 1g
Keyword mexican candy shot
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Tips To Make Mexican Candy Shot

✅ This is a Shooter cocktail, so make sure to serve it quite well in shot glasses. 

The Tabasco sauce is the trademark of this cocktail. But if you aren’t feeling great about it, you can either avoid it or substitute it with some less spicy sauce or even something Ranch in flavor. 

When it comes to schnapps, watermelon is one kind you can use, but you can also substitute it with any other fruit flavors of your wish like Raspberry, Peach, Cranberry, Blackberry and so on.

Variation Of Mexican Candy Shot

There isn’t clearly any variation to this drink, but as previously mentioned, you can use other fruit flavors to this drink.

When it comes to Mexican Mad dog, a shooter cocktail, we use Raspberry syrup (instead of liqueur) and layer on top with Gold Tequila and finally Tabasco.

And then there is Hot Rod Shooter, where you replace Watermelon liqueur with just Lime Juice. 

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A hot and spicy drink to spice up your dinner or your party, the Mexican Candy shot is perfect for those who just can’t resist hot and spicy drinks and for those who want to up their game, especially in a well organized house party with friends.

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