The Kamikaze Shot is one of the most popular shots to order at a bar. This easy three-ingredient cocktail shooter made with vodka, triple sec, and lime juice takes a minute to make and tastes fantastic.
Kamikaze Shot Recipe
This cocktail shot has been a staple in US bars since the 1970s and 80s. It is still super popular today.
This quick and easy shot tastes good and only takes a minute to prepare. This is one of the most popular vodka shots and can also be made into a Kamikaze Cocktail.
Rumor has it this shot was first developed in Japan during World War II.
If you are hosting a party this is an easy cocktail shot to make multiple shots at one time. Just double, triple, or more the recipe when making it.
- Triple Sec Orange Liqueur
- Lime Juice
Vodka - You can use your favorite brand of vodka for this cocktail
Triple Sec - You can use your favorite brand
Lime Juice - If you want a sweeter cocktail you can switch out the fresh lime juice for Rose's Lime Juice which has sweetener in it. You can also use sour mix.
OXO angled jiggers - these are our go-to measuring tools for cocktails. They work perfectly for pouring in layers for cocktails.
How to make a Kamikaze Shot
Step 1 - Add vodka, triple sec, and a dash of lime juice to the cocktail shaker filled with ice.
Step 2 - Shake until the liquid is thoroughly chilled.
Step 3 - Strain into a 2oz shot glass and garnish with a lime wedge.
Fresh Lime juice adds a tart flavor to this shot. You can use Rose's Lime or sour mix to sweeten the shot.
This can be served as a single 2 oz shot or divided into two 1 oz shot glasses to make 2 drinks.
Kamizake Shot Variations
Blue Kamikaze Shot- Switch out the triple sec for Blue Curacao
Green Kamikaze Shot - Switch out the triple sec for Green Curacao
Raspberry Kamikaze Shot - Switch out the regular vodka for Raspberry vodka. This can be done with any flavored vodkas.
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Kamikaze Shot Recipe
- 1.5 oz Vodka
- .5 oz Triple Sec
- Lime Juice Fresh
- Pour vodka, triple sec, and squeeze in a bit of lime juice to a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
- Shake until chilled, strain into a 2oz shot glass.