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Mexico Called, They Want Your Sweet Tooth

Photo by Michael Quintero

By Alexandra Rodriguez

Are you missing those blacked out nights at the bar throwing back tequila shots, but at the same time glad you’re not spending $100 on a tab with four drinks? If that sounds like you, then these Mexican candy inspired tequila drinks Tusk made are for you. 

Here are some delicious drinks –that a suburban bar would charge you $10 a pop– you can enjoy at home.  

El Borrachito


  • 1 Borrachito candy piece
  • 3 fl oz of preferred silver tequila
  • 1/3 cup of mango nectar
  • 1/4 cup of orange juice
  • Sugar


Rim glass with sugar or salt of choice. Put fresh ice in the glass. Add the tequila, mango nectar and orange juice and stir. The candy will burn the fuck out of your throat over the tequila, but hey, you can take it like a champ. 

La de Lucas


  • Lucas Powder Candy
  • 3 fl oz of preferred silver tequila
  • 1/3 cup of pineapple juice
  • 1/4 cup of mango nectar
  • Half of a lime


Rim glass with lime then rim it with the Lucas candy. Place 3 ice cubes. Add 1/2 TBSP of Lucas candy to glass, then add tequila, pineapple juice and mango nectar and stir. Add a dash of Lucas candy to the top of the mixed drink. I skipped out on the extra powder in the glass to taste the tequila. If that doesn’t tell you something about me, I don’t know what will.

I’ll Clown It


  • Payaso Paleta (marshmallow lollipop)
  • 3 tbsp of sugar
  • 3 fl oz of preferred silver tequila
  • 1 1/2 tbsp of lemon or lime juice
  • Half a lime wedge


Rim desired glass with lime wedge, then dip in the sugar. In a cocktail shaker, pour in ingredients with ice and shake well. Strain mix into glass with fresh ice. Have 4 in 20 minutes and you’ll feel it faster than you can say payaso.

Taken by Cinnamon


  • 1 Tamarind Candy (Rellerindos)
  • 3 fl oz of preferred reposado (gold) tequila
  • 1 1/2 tbsp of cinnamon agave nectar
  • 1/2 tbsp of lime juice
  • Tajín rim paste


Rim glass with Tajín paste. In a cocktail shaker add ice cubes and ingredients, then shake well. Strain and pour into prepared glass. Definitely add the cinnamon agave because it gives it that Fireball taste. If you’re not into that then bye.


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