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Mexican Flag Shot {Bandera Shot}

It is that time of year again. Cinco de Mayo is just around the corner and this means all things Mexican are in season.

Why not try a Mexican Flag Shot at your next party?

The bright colors of green and red, lively music, and most importantly- drink! On Cinco de Mayo, the recipe of the day is the Mexican shot flag recipe.

This post will teach you how to make your own Mexican Flag shot to celebrate the holiday with friends and family. 

The Mexican Flag Shot is a simple drink recipe that has only three ingredients.

It’s also one of the most visually stunning drinks you’ll find!

The colors are so vivid and make for an excellent addition to any Mexican celebration party.

Mexican flag shot drink

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Why you’ll love this Mexican Flag Shot

There’s no mistaking this Mexican flag drink – it’s a bright green and red layered drink that will make your taste buds jump for joy.

This cocktail is perfect for Cinco de Mayo, or any time you’re in the mood for something festive and fun.
So “Salud!” and enjoy this delicious drink!

Mexican flag shot recipe

This Mexican Flag Shot recipe is:

  • Quick and Easy to make
  • Perfect for Cinco de Mayo
  • Beautiful to look at
  • So tasty
  • Will make you the hit of any Cinco de Mayo Party

layered red and green shot

Mexican Flag Shot Ingredients 

It’s all about the layering. A layered shot is a drink that has two or more layers of liquor.

The layering process begins by pouring the first ingredient into the shot glass then carefully layering another spirit on top with no spillage between them so they can’t mix together.

Repeat this process until you have reached your desired height. 

I use a bartender spoon to help with this part of the pouring process but you can use a teaspoon and some even use the side of a butter knife. 

mexican flag shot

Here are the Mexican Flag Shot Ingredients you will need.

  • Grenadine
  • Melon Liqueur
  • Tequila ( I used 1800 Tequila which is my favorite).

The great thing about this shot is all you need are shot glasses. 

How To Make A Mexican Flag Shot

bandera layered shot

Step 1:Pour the Grenadine

Your first layer is the Grenadine, nice and easy. 

Step 2: Second layer

Slowly pour the melon liqueur into the shot glass using a bartender spoon or a teaspoon to guide and aid in the pouring of this level. 

Step 3: Third and last layer 

Slowly pour the tequila, again using a bartender spoon to assist.  

bandera layered shot
Yield: 1

Mexican Flag Shot

Prep Time: 3 minutes
Additional Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 4 minutes

This delicious and fun shot is perfect for your next Cinco de Mayo party.


  • 2/3 oz Grenadine
  • 2/3 oz Melon Liqueur
  • 2/3 oz Tequila


  1. Slow pour the grenadine into the shot glass as your first layer
  2. Gently add the Melon Liqueur using a bartender spoon or teaspoon to help guide and assist in the pouring. This is your second layer.
  3. Third layer is the Tequila Using the same bartender spoon or teaspoon, slowly and gently add to the shot glass.

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Mexican flag shot

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