The Mexican candy shot recipe is a fun and flavorful cocktail inspired by the sweet and spicy flavors of Mexican candies. It's a delightful drink that combines the zesty tang of citrus with the warmth of tequila and a touch of chili heat. Here's how to make it:
1 ½ oz tequila
½ oz triple sec or orange liqueur
½ oz lime juice
½ oz grenadine syrup
Tajín or chili salt (for rimming the glass)
Lime wedge or slice (for garnish)
Start by rimming your shot glass with Tajín or chili salt. To do this, wet the rim of the glass with a lime wedge and then dip it into a plate of Tajín or chili salt.
In a shaker, combine tequila, triple sec, lime juice, and grenadine syrup. Add ice and shake well until the mixture is thoroughly chilled.
Strain the cocktail into your prepared shot glass.
Garnish with a lime wedge or slice.
The result is a vibrant and flavorful shot that balances the tartness of lime with the sweetness of grenadine and the kick of tequila. The chili salt rim adds an extra layer of complexity, making it a unique and enjoyable drink for those who appreciate a little spice in their cocktails. Enjoy responsibly!