Sweet and Sour Kamikaze Shot Recipe

A combination of vodka, triple sec and lime juice, the Kamikaze shot recipe is the not-so-distant cousin of the classic margarita cocktail.

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Kamikaze shots are very similar to the classic, well-known, and well-loved cocktail margarita.

But instead of tequila, it has vodka as the liquor of choice. 

So if you are looking for a spin on this classic, look no further because this is a fun and super easy shot to make.

three kamikaze shots with lime wedges as garnish

What Does It Taste like?

The Kamikaze shots are a bit sweet, aromatic, potent, and very citrusy.

As mentioned before, it tastes similar to a margarita but also like a Lemon Drop and Cosmopolitan.

There’s no need for fancy equipment or complicated steps. You literally pour and shake.

There are two different stories about its origins.

One says that it was invented in Tokyo on an American naval base during WWII (hence the name).

The other theory speaks more about disco origins in the 70s.

In any case, we are certain that this is a fun little shot worth knowing and trying!

ingredients used to make the kamikaze cocktail

What Ingredients Go Into a Kamikaze Shot Recipe?

Vodka

Triple sec

Fresh lime juice — Fresh is always best. Please refrain from using bottled lime juice because working a bit for the juice pays off a lot!

Lime wedge — For garnish 

Salt — To rim your glass

dipping the rim of the glasses in the salt

juicing one lime and setting aside the juice for the kamikaze shot recipe

How to Make Kamikaze Shots

1 — In a cocktail shaker with ice cubes, add in the vodka, lime juice, and triple sec. Shake well for 1 minute or so until it gets chilled. 

2 — Strain in a shot glass that is rimmed with salt. Garnish with a lime wedge.

adding ingredients in the cocktail shaker for the Kamikaze

serving cocktail in each glass

Recipe Notes and Tips

— As with any shot, it is ideal to chill the shot glasses in the freezer beforehand.

— To rim your glass, pass a lime wedge over the rim. Then, dip it in salt.

— For an extra kick, take a bit or suck the lime wedge right after you take your shot.

— This cocktail can be made in advance in a big batch. However, we do not recommend having it prepped more than 1 day in advance since the lime juice will start losing its acidity.

useful equipments like jigger, juicer, shaker to create kamikaze shot

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kamikaze shots with lime wedges as garnish

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Kamikaze Shot Recipe

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A combination of vodka, triple sec and lime juice, the Kamikaze shot recipe is the not-so-distant cousin of the classic margarita cocktail.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course Cocktails
Cuisine Shots

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 2 oz vodka
  • 2 oz triple sec
  • 2 oz lime juice
  • Ice

For the garnish:

  • 4 tsp salt
  • 4 lime wedge

Nutrition

Calories: 81kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 0.1g | Fat: 0.1g | Saturated Fat: 0.01g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.02g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.003g | Sodium: 2327mg | Potassium: 26mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 9IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 0.1mg
Servings: 4
Calories: 81kcal

Instructions

  • In a cocktail shaker with ice cubes, add in the vodka, lime juice, and triple sec. Shake well for 1 minute or so until it gets chilled. 
  • Strain the mixture in shot glasses that are rimmed with salt. Garnish with a lime wedge.
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