A combination of vodka, triple sec and lime juice, the Kamikaze shot recipe is the not-so-distant cousin of the classic margarita cocktail.
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.
What Does It Taste like?
The Kamikaze shots are a bit sweet, aromatic, potent, and very citrusy.
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!
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.
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Kamikaze Shot Recipe
- Citrus juicer
- Shot glasses
- Small bowl optional for salt rim
- Knife and cutting board
- 2 oz vodka
- 2 oz triple sec
- 2 oz lime juice
For the garnish:
- 4 tsp salt
- 4 lime wedge
- 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.
Don’t forget to share your Kamikaze Shot with us on Instagram using the hashtag #sugarandclothloves. We always love seeing all of your creations! Looking for more quick and delicious recipes? You can find them all right here with a few desserts to go along with them.