Kamikaze Cocktail Recipe

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Kamikaze Cocktail Recipe

The Kamikaze was designed to cut to the chase. Invented on an American naval base in Japan after World War II and made popular during the great reign of vodka of the 1970s and 1980s, the Kamikaze isn’t the kind of cocktail bartenders contemplate in hushed, reverent tones. It’s the kind of cocktail they shake for fun-loving patrons. Except, it’s not really a cocktail at all.

The combination of vodka, lime juice and orange liqueur is served ice-cold as a shot and consumed, more often than not, in less time than it takes to assemble. Which is not to suggest you should approach the task haphazardly. The key to mixing a great shooter is to strip out the loose ends and focus on its bold and bracing qualities. The drink’s journey, after all, is a fast one.

Prep time: 2 Minutes

Nutrition: 85 Calories

Servings: 1


  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 3/4 ounce orange liqueur
  • 3/4 ounce lime juice, freshly squeezed


  1. Add the vodka, orange liqueur and lime juice to a shaker with ice, and shake thoroughly until well-chilled.
  2. Strain into two shot glasses.

Category: Drinks | Cuisine: Cocktails

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