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Mexican Samurai Shot

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The Mexican Samurai Shot is a beverage that is both bold and adventurous.This cultural fusion combines Mexico’s blazing energy and Japan’s polished elegance into a single, unforgettable shot. As your bartender, I’m here to explain why this drink is a must-try. It’s more than simply a drink; it’s an experience that combines the finest of both worlds in an unexpected and wonderful way.

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Tasting Notes

The Mexican Samurai Shot is an exciting experience for your taste receptors. You’ll taste the rich, smokey flavor of tequila first, then a sharp, invigorating explosion of sake. The unusual combination produces a deep and balanced flavor, with a tinge of citrus to bind everything together. It’s a daring yet unexpectedly smooth shot that creates an indelible impact.

Equipment and Glassware

To make the Mexican Samurai Shot, you ought to have a few basic bar tools: a jigger for measuring, a cocktail shaker for mixing, and a strainer. This shot is typically served in a regular shot glass. This basic setup is all you need to create this wonderful beverage.


  • 1 ounce of blanco tequila
  • 2 ounces of Ty Ku liqueur or another citrus liqueur
  • 1 splash sweet and sour mix


  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Add the tequila, Ty Ku liqueur, and sweet and sour mix to the shaker.
  3. Shake vigorously for 10–15 seconds.
  4. Strain the mixture into a shot glass.
  5. Serve and enjoy!
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Pro Tips

  • Chill your shot glasses before serving to provide an extra smooth taste.
  • Experiment with various types of tequila and sake to find your ideal pairing.
  • A small teaspoon of salt can enhance the flavors and add an extra layer to the shot.

When to Serve

The Mexican Samurai Shot is ideal for any occasion that requires a little adventure. Whether it’s a celebration, a night out with friends, or simply because you want to do something adventurous, this shot will make the occasion even more memorable.

Which Liquor Brands to Choose

The perfect Mexican Samurai Shot requires the right brands to achieve its unique taste. Choose a silky blanco tequila with a sharp base. Ty Ku liqueur adds zesty freshness and richness to cocktails. If Ty Ku isn’t available, use a good citrus liqueur. Finally, combine the flavors with a balanced sweet and sour mix for a strong shot experience.

Similar Cocktails

  • Tequila Sunrise Shot: A vibrant mini version of the classic, blending tequila with orange and a splash of grenadine for a stunning sunrise effect.
  • Tequila Shot: The quintessential Mexican experience, a pure shot of tequila served with salt and lime for a sharp, invigorating kick.
  • Mexican Candy Shot: A sweet and spicy mix, this shot combines tequila, watermelon schnapps, and a dash of hot sauce for a unique, candy-inspired thrill.
  • Sake Bomb: A fun, interactive shot.
  • Margarita – The timeless tequila cocktail.


The Mexican Samurai Shot is a recent innovation created from a desire to combine several cultural components into a single drink. It is a synthesis of Mexican and Japanese traditions, representing the crossing of borders and the merging of histories via the universal language of alcohol.

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Mexican Samurai Shot

Prep Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes
5 from 2 votes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Japanese, Mexican
Keyword: blanco tequila, Mexican Samurai Shot, Shots, sweet and sour mix, Tequila, Ty Ku liqueur
Servings: 1
Author: Paul Kushner
Try the Mexican Samurai Shot, an intriguing mix of tequila, sake, and lime, and experience the daring blending of Mexican and Japanese drinks.


  • 1 ounce of blanco tequila
  • 2 ounce of Ty Ku liqueur or another citrus liqueur
  • 1 splash sweet and sour mix


  • Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
  • Add the tequila, Ty Ku liqueur, and sweet and sour mix to the shaker.
  • Shake vigorously for 10-15 seconds.
  • Strain the mixture into a shot glass.
  • Serve and enjoy!
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Mexican Samurai Shot
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Paul Kushner

Written by Paul Kushner

Founder and CEO of MyBartender. Graduated from Penn State University. He always had a deep interest in the restaurant and bar industry. His restaurant experience began in 1997 at the age of 14 as a bus boy. By the time he turned 17 he was serving tables, and by 19 he was bartending/bar managing 6-7 nights a week.

In 2012, after a decade and a half of learning all facets of the industry, Paul opened his first restaurant/bar. In 2015, a second location followed, the latter being featured on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

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