Kamikaze (cocktail)

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IBA official cocktail
Kamikaze cocktail, served straight up in a cocktail glass.
Primary alcohol by volume
ServedStraight up; without ice
Standard garnishLime slice
Standard drinkware
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Cocktail glass
IBA specified
PreparationShake all ingredients together with ice. Strain into glass, garnish and serve.
TimingAll Day
dagger Kamikaze recipe at International Bartenders Association

The Kamikaze is made of equal parts vodka, triple sec and lime juice. According to the International Bartenders Association, it is served straight up in a cocktail glass.[1] Garnish is typically a wedge or twist of lime.


According to cocktail historian David Wondrich, the Kamikaze shot first appeared in 1976 and may have been the original "shooter" cocktail. [2]


"Kamikaze" () is a Japanese word literally meaning "divine wind".


Dozens of variations exist in online databases today.[3] It is also possible to add cane sugar.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "International Bartenders Association - Official Cocktails". Retrieved 7 May 2015.
  2. ^ "Kamikaze shot". Bevvy.
  3. ^ Drink nation . com: Kamikaze cocktail recipe variations

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