How to Make a Kamikaze Shot

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Kamikaze Drink RecipeTearing through bars and watering holes like the wind of God, it’s the Kamikaze shot! The Kamikaze combines vodka, triple sec, and lime juice to make a shooter that everyone loves.


Kamikaze Recipe

  • 1 oz vodka
  • 1 oz triple sec
  • 1 oz fresh lime juice

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Pour vodka, lime juice, and triple sec into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a shot glass. Slam the Kamikaze and repeat.

The Kamikaze shot is the triad of vodka, triple sec, and lime juice. My Kamikaze is a pale white, because I use fresh lime juice. I’m not a huge fan of the bright green Kamikazes that you see made from sweetened lime juice; better ingredients make better drinks.

History of the Kamikaze

Kamikaze Shot RecipeThe story of the Kamikaze shooter begins in Boston, circa 1974. A bartender at the now shuttered Eliot Lounge by the name of Liam had a habit of topping his vodka drinks with a splash of triple sec. One such cocktail that received the triple sec treatment was Liam’s version of the Vodka Gimlet. This variation was eventually served in a beer mug. A Smirnoff representative must have been a frequent patron of the Eliot Lounge, because a few years later, advertisements appeared featuring the Boston barman’s creation. This time, the drink was no longer served in a mug, but in a shot glass, and it was dubbed the Kamikaze.

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Jöhnny is one of the members of the modern day FNDC . In addition to coding and providing content for the site, he also enjoys playing the guitar and watching trippy movies. His favorite mixed drinks are whiskey sours and Jägerbombs. His favorite beers are Blackhawk Stout, Old Rasputin, and Sierra Nevada.

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  1. DJCastdude says:

    Ian a Heavy metal guatarist that has had his songs stolen by Images CA. Metallica/ God smack…. I have recently returned to enjoying the happy hour retreat and will soon send you some ETOH RXs of my own. Until then Salou my Breatheren!!!!! SALOU!!!!!!!!

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