Kamikaze Shot Recipe

Yields: 1 shot
Prep Time: 2 minutes


  • 1 ounce vodka
  • ½ ounce triple sec (orange liqueur like Cointreau)
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice


  • Cocktail shaker
  • Ice
  • Small measuring jigger (or measuring spoons)
  • Shot glass


  • Chill: Start by chilling your shot glass (optional, but it adds a nice touch).
  • Combine: In your cocktail shaker, add the vodka, triple sec, and lime juice.
  • Fill with Ice: Fill the shaker about two-thirds full with ice.
  • Shake Vigorously: Seal the shaker and shake vigorously for about 10-15 seconds, until the outside of the shaker is frosty.
  • Strain: Strain the mixture into your chilled shot glass.
  • Serve: Enjoy immediately!


  • Fresh Lime Juice: Using fresh lime juice makes a huge difference in the flavor. Avoid store-bought lime juice if possible.
  • Adjust Sweetness: If you prefer a sweeter shot, add a tiny splash of simple syrup.
  • Garnish Option: Add a small lime wedge to the rim of the glass for a simple garnish.

Variation: Blue Kamikaze

For a fun twist, try this variation:

  • 1 ounce vodka
  • ½ ounce blue curaçao
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice

Follow the same instructions above to create a brightly colored blue shot.

Remember to drink responsibly!


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