How to Make a Kamikaze Cocktail

The kamikaze is a simple and delicious alcoholic beverage that is extremely popular. The beverage derives its name from the Japanese word meaning “divine wind.”

It was the name that was also given to suicide military aviators of Japanese ancestry in times of war. Although the namesake is intense, the drink itself is far from it in all the right ways.

Prep time: 5 minutes

Vodka: 1 oz
Lime juice: 1 oz fresh or bottled
Triple sec: 1 oz
Lime wedge: to garnish


  • 1

    Ice in Glass

    Fill your glass 1/2 way or 2/3 of the way with ice.

  • 2

    Mix the Goods

    Mix the vodka, lime juice and triple sec in a cocktail shaker, shaking the ingredients  until mixed evenly.

    If you do not have a cocktail shaker, you can use a small container with a secure lid or simply pour the ingredients into your glass and mix vigorously with a spoon.

  • 3

    Set and Garnish

    Pour the alcohol from your cocktail shaker into the glass and garnish with a lime wedge.

    If you simply poured the ingredients into the glass and mixed it well, simply garnish with the lime wedge.

  • 4

    Serve and Enjoy

    Your cocktail is ready to be served and enjoyed, so go ahead and do so.

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