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Popular Kamikaze Shot With 3 Variations

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The Kamikaze shot is a yummy citrusy drink you and your friends are sure to enjoy.

This popular vodka shot is a blend of sweet and tart. Not unlike the lemon drop shot.

It’s incredibly easy to make this shooter into a pitcher for a pool party or any ole time gathering of friends. Just multiply by the number of servings you want and keep the proportions equal to the recipe.

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Original recipe made with fresh squeezed lime juice. Pulpy and delicious.

What is the history of the Kamikaze drink?

The history of the Kamikaze is rather obscure. Some say it was first created at an American military base stationed in post WW2 Japan. Makes sense to me considering the drama of the name.

It was popularized in the 1970s in bars across America. Vodka was gaining a devoted following at the time.

The kamikaze drink has enjoyed many decades as a favorite in bars, restaurants and homes. Its devoted followers have created many variations. Read on for more on that.

More Vodka Drinks:

Our cocktail section is loaded with choices for yummy vodka drinks. Be sure to check them out.

Here are a few vodka shots you won’t want to miss.

Kamikaze Shot:

There are as many ways to create this vodka drink as there are flavors of vodka. Choose your favorite vodka flavor and experiment.

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3 Kamikaze shot variations

Run your fresh citrus juice through a sieve to eliminate the pulp for a clear shot.

3 Variations :

The Flavor: The kamikaze has a citrus punch. You can tone it down by using sweetened option like Rose’s Lime juice or a sour mix.

Blue Kamikaze Shot: Replace the triple sec with equal parts Blue Curaçao

Green Kamikaze shooter: Trade out the triple sec for Midori Liqueur. If you like it tart use the fresh squeezed lime. If you want it mellow use Roses Lime.

Red Raspberry Kamikaze drink: Several ways to make a red raspberry kamikaze. The Easiest method is to follow our recipe and add 4 fresh red raspberries to the shaker and shake them until they liquify. Watch the tipsy Bartender make it.

OR use red raspberry vodka for flavor and chambord liqueur to add color.

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Kamikaze seen here with fresh lime-unfiltered

This shot is made with lime juice squeezed directly into the shaker. See the pulp? Lots of citrus burst in this one.

How Strong Is a Kamikaze Shot?

This shot has an alcohol content of 29 percent ABV (60 proof).

Kamikaze shots need to be respected. They are high octane.

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Yield: 1 Kamikaze Shot

Kamikaze Shot Recipe

Prep Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes

A wonderfully simple and delicious vodka shot with citrus notes. It has several popular variations.

Ingredients

  • 1.5 oz. Vodka
  • 1/2 oz. Triple Sec
  • dash Lime Juice

Instructions

  1. Add ice into your shakerpouring ice in a cocktail shaker
  2. Measure the vodka and add to the shaker.vodka pour
  3. Pour in the triple sec. pouring triple sec
  4. seal the shaker and shake the kamikaze until the shaker is cold.Kamikaze shots
  5. Pour out the shot.Kamikaze shots
  6. Garnish with a lime wedgeKamikaze shots

Notes

There are as many ways to create this drink as there are flavors of vodka. Choose your favorite vodka flavor and experiment.

3 Variations :

The Flavor: The kamikaze has a citrus punch. You can tone it down by using sweetened option like Rose's Lime juice or a sour mix.

Blue Kamikaze Shot: Replace the triple sec with equal parts Blue Curaçao

Green Kamikaze shooter: Trade out the triple sec for Midori Liqueur. If you like it tart use the fresh squeezed lime. If you want it mellow use Roses Lime.

Red Raspberry Kamikaze drink: Several ways to make a red raspberry kamikaze. The Easiest method is to follow our recipe and add 4 fresh red raspberries to the shaker and shake them until they liquify.

OR use red raspberry vodka for flavor and chambord liqueur to add color.

How Strong Is a Kamikaze Shot?

The Kamikaze comes with an alcohol kick. This shots alcohol content is 29 percent ABV (60 proof).

Nutrition Information

Yield

1

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 131Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 1mgCarbohydrates 4gFiber 0gSugar 4gProtein 0g

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The Kamikaze shot is a yummy citrusy drink you and your friends are sure to enjoy. This popular vodka shot is a blend of sweet and tart. It’s incredibly easy to make this shooter into a pitcher for a pool party gathering.
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The Kamikaze shot is a yummy citrusy drink you and your friends are sure to enjoy. This popular vodka shot is a blend of sweet and tart. It’s incredibly easy to make this shooter into a pitcher for a pool party gathering.
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The Kamikaze shot is a yummy citrusy drink you and your friends are sure to enjoy. This popular vodka shot is a blend of sweet and tart. It’s incredibly easy to make this shooter into a pitcher for a pool party gathering.
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