Kamikaze Cocktail

Kamikaze Cocktail

These tangy, slightly sweet drinks can be made as cocktails, served in high ball or martini glasses, or potent shots. I will warn you: these are not for the faint of heart and it is imperative that you hand your car keys to someone far more responsible before you start to drink them. Over the years, I found that I enjoy these drinks more when I add a splash of simple syrup.



Level: Easy

Serves: 1


  • 1-½ ounce, fluid Fresh Lime Juice
  • 1-½ ounce, fluid Vodka
  • 1-½ ounce, fluid Triple Sec
  • ¾ ounces, fluid Simple Syrup
  • _____
  • 1 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 cup Water


Simple syrup:
Combine sugar and water in a small saucepan. Bring the mixture to a boil and continue to boil, stirring, until the sugar is dissolved, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool completely.

The cocktail:
Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice. Add lime juice, vodka, triple sec, and 3/4 oz. simple syrup. Shake well, about 15 seconds, to chill the mixture. Strain into a highball or martini glass for a single drink or, if you prefer, into 4 separate shot glasses. Garnish with a wedge of lime and serve cold.

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