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These sweet tart shots, or SweeTarts candy shooters, are made with black cherry flavoured rum and sour apple schnapps as well as sweet and sour mix. This cocktail recipe tastes like SweeTarts candies and you can even use some as a garnish.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for sweet tart shots made with sweet and sour mix plus black cherry flavoured rum and sour apple schnapps.

Perfect for any party or special occasion, these sweet tart shots combine sweetness with tartness for the perfect flavour. If you enjoy SweeTarts candies I’m sure you’ll love this SweeTart inspired cocktail recipe.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for sweet tart shots made with sweet and sour mix plus black cherry flavoured rum and sour apple schnapps.

Ingredients for Sweet Tart Shots

You are going to need black cherry flavoured rum and sour apple schnapps for these, along with sweet and sour mix and ice. Sweet and sour mix, which is also known as sour mix, is a mixture of water, sugar, lime juice, and lemon juice. It gives the ‘pucker’ factor to various cocktail recipes and is a staple in whisky sours and margaritas. You can also make homemade sour mix.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for sweet tart shots made with sweet and sour mix plus black cherry flavoured rum and sour apple schnapps.

Optionally, you can also use a lemon or lime wedge and coloured sugar to add a decorative rim. You can also add some SweeTart candies as a garnish.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for sweet tart shots made with sweet and sour mix plus black cherry flavoured rum and sour apple schnapps.

How to Make This Sweet Tart Shot Recipe

Once you’ve gathered your black cherry flavoured rum and sour apple schnapps along with the other ingredients, you can make these SweeTarts candy shooters. Learning how to make a Sweet Tart shot is not complicated at all.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for sweet tart shots made with sweet and sour mix plus black cherry flavoured rum and sour apple schnapps.

First you can run the lemon wedge around the rims of 4 shot glasses then roll them in sanding sugar. This is an optional step which you can leave out if you prefer, but this SweeTart shot cocktail recipe does look extra cute with the sugary rims.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for sweet tart shots made with sweet and sour mix plus black cherry flavoured rum and sour apple schnapps.

Next half-fill a cocktail shaker with ice then add the black cherry flavoured rum and sour apple schnapps and sweet and sour mix and shake well. Divide this mixture between the SweeTarts candy shooters shot glasses. You can decorate them with SweeTarts candies if you like, perhaps balancing them on a popsicle stick or wooden sandwich pick across the glass.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for sweet tart shots made with sweet and sour mix plus black cherry flavoured rum and sour apple schnapps.
Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for sweet tart shots made with sweet and sour mix plus black cherry flavoured rum and sour apple schnapps.

More about SweeTarts

These candies are available in different varieties, including chewy ones and ropes. For this recipe, I’d recommend the original round ones since they make such a nice garnish for these sweet tart shots if you balance them on wooden sticks.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for sweet tart shots. These SweeTarts candy shooters are a cocktail recipe to try!

Another option would be the ropes, as you can hang these into the glass. I love these candies because the perfect balance between sweet and sour is always on point!

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for sweet tart shots. These SweeTarts candy shooters are a cocktail recipe to try!

SweeTarts have been around since the 1960s when they were invented under the supervision of the Sunline Inc CEO, Menlo F Smith.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for sweet tart shots. These SweeTarts candy shooters are a cocktail recipe to try!
Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for sweet tart shots. These SweeTarts candy shooters are a cocktail recipe to try!

SweeTarts Candy Shooters FAQs

Can you make this fruity sweet and sour mix cocktail recipe ahead?

Yes you can as long as you don’t add the ice until you serve them. These sweet tart shots should be fine for up to three days in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Just make sure you give them a good shake before use since it’s normal for the ingredients to separate a bit. They really don’t take long to make so I’d probably just stick to making them just before serving or else make a pitcher if I have a crowd over so I can prepare a batch at a time.

Where can I find sweet and sour mix?

The best place to go for this is a liquor store, although some large groceries also carry it. There are various other drinks you can make with sweet and sour mix so grab a big bottle because it keeps a very long time.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for sweet tart shots. These SweeTarts candy shooters are a cocktail recipe to try!
Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for sweet tart shots. These SweeTarts candy shooters are a cocktail recipe to try!

Tasty Sweet Tart Shots Recipe

5 from 3 votes

Tasty Sweet Tart Shots

By: Bella Bucchiotti
These sweet tart shots, or SweeTarts candy shooters, are made with black cherry flavoured rum and sour apple schnapps as well as sweet and sour mix. This cocktail recipe tastes like SweeTarts candies and you can even use some as a garnish.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients 

  • 1 Wedge lemon, for rimming, optional
  • sanding sugar, coloured, for rimming, optional
  • ice
  • 6 ounces rum, black cherry flavoured, such as Cruzan Black Cherry Rum
  • 2 ounces schnapps, sour apple, such as DeKuyper Sour Apple Pucker
  • 2 ounces Sweet and Sour mix
  • SweeTARTS candies, for garnish, optional

Instructions 

  • Run a lemon wedge around the rim of four 2.5-ounce shot glasses. Dip dampened rims into colored sanding sugar at a 45-degree angle. Continue rotating and dipping until the entirety of each rim is coated with the sugar.
  • Fill a cocktail shaker about halfway with ice. Add black cherry flavoured rum, sour apple schnapps, and sweet and sour mix. Shake until chilled throughout. Carefully pour into rimmed 2.5-ounce shot glasses. Garnish with SweeTARTS candies.

Nutrition

Calories: 158kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 0.1g | Fat: 0.01g | Saturated Fat: 0.003g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 7mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 0.04mg
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This sweet tart shooter recipe feature the unmistakable flavours of black cherry flavoured rum and sour apple schnapps along with sweet and sour mix, to create a cocktail everyone will love. It’s a brilliantly simple cocktail recipe so anyone who loves some tang to go with their sweet should love these SweeTarts candy shooters.

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Bella Bucchiotti

Bella Bucchiotti is a Canadian-based syndicated food, travel, and lifestyle writer, photographer, and creator at xoxoBella. She founded xoxoBella in 2015, where she shares her love for food, dogs, sustainability, fitness, crafts, outdoor adventures, travel, and philanthropy to encourage others to run the extra mile, try new recipes, visit unfamiliar places, and stand for a cause. Bella creates stress-free and family-friendly recipes for weeknight dinners and festive feasts.

 

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