Spiced Guava Shots

Spiced Guava Shots

Spiced Guava Shots

Spiced Guava Shots is a delicious non-alcoholic drink that has an explosion of sweet, sour and slightly spicy flavours in one sip. Inspired from the popular ‘Mexican candy shot’, this non-alcoholic version is a tasty twist to the classic Mexican drink.

I have used Mexican Guava for this recipe for an authentic Mexican flavour. Guava is a round or oval shaped fruit with small edible seeds that is native to Mexico, Central America, South America, and Asia. The outer skin when ripe can range from light green, yellow to a red (depending on the variety). The flesh/pulp when ripe can be anything from an off white to a deep red or pink, depending on the variety. Guava’s taste is quite unique as it is sweet, and it tastes like a hybrid between a strawberry and a pear.

Like many fruits and vegetables, guava is no different in being considered a superfood and a powerhouse with a host of health benefits.

This spiced guava shot combines sweet fruity flavour of guava and sour and spicy flavours from the spices and lime. If you are looking for an extra kick to your drink- then this shot is the perfect way to start the evening! It is spicy but not overly so as it has undertones of sweetness, saltiness, and sourness to balance it. It is a perfectly balanced drink!

Other recipes you might like to try are Jamun Shots, Healthy Sugar fee Strawberry Smoothie, Indian Mixed Fruit Cocktail Juice,  and Blueberry Mojito.


1 cup roughly chopped peeled guava pieces (chilled)
½ teaspoon black salt
½ teaspoon cumin powder
Salt to taste
½ teaspoon red chilli powder
½ teaspoon chaat masala
2-3 tablespoons water

For Rim
3-4 Lime wedges
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon red chilli powder

To Garnish
Mint leaves



Blend the Guava with black salt, cumin powder, salt, red chilli powder, chaat masala and water until smooth. Taste to adjust the seasoning.


On a plate mix salt and red chilli powder. Take a lime wedge and rub it on the brim of shot glasses. Next place each shot glass upside down in the salt and red chilli powder mix. Salt and red chilli powder mix will stick on the edge of the glass creating a ring of the mix.

Pour the guava juice into shot glasses.

Garnish with mint leaves.


Tips & Variations

  1. I always chill the guavas before I make these shots for a refreshing cooling taste.
  2. The ripeness of the guava will determine whether or not you will need to add sweetener.
  3. For sweetener you can use sugar, honey, agave syrup or coconut nectar.
  4. Taste the drink before serving to adjust the salt and lime juice. This shot is meant to be spicy, sour and salty at the same time.
  5. You can add some vodka/gin to make it an alcoholic shot.
  6. You can use Lemon Guava, Apple Guava, Tropical Pink, Tropical White, Mexican Cream or Red Malaysian guava for this recipe.