Kamikaze Drink Recipes: 5 Divine Varieties

Updated November 22, 2021
Kamikaze cocktails

A kamikaze drink is a delicious and refreshing cocktail that includes lime juice, triple sec, and vodka. It's a bright, sweet-tart, refreshing drink that can sneak up on you if you're not careful.

Kamikaze Drink Recipe

For so few ingredients, the kamikaze has powerful citrus flavor. It's a punchy blend of sweet and tart that's puckeringly satisfying!

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Chill a rocks glass.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, combine the lime juice, triple sec, and vodka.
  3. Add the ice and shake.
  4. Strain into the chilled rocks glass. Garnish with the lime.

Kamikaze Cocktail Variations

The kamikaze has ingredients similar to both the daiquiri and the margarita with a different base spirit. And just like a daiquiri or margarita, you have lots of options for flavorful variations.

Cranberry Kamikaze

Don't let the pink shade fool you; this kamikaze still packs a punch. It may sound a little like a cosmo, but the proportions are different.

Cranberry kamikaze martini

Ingredients

  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ¼ ounce cranberry juice
  • ¾ ounce orange liqueur
  • 1½ ounces vodka
  • Ice
  • Lime twist for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass
  2. In a cocktail shaker, combine the lime juice, cranberry juice, triple sec, and vodka.
  3. Add ice and shake to chill.
  4. Strain into the chilled martini glass. Garnish with a twist of lime.

Blue Kamikaze

Blue curaçao is a vivid blue-colored orange-flavored liqueur that adds an electric color to this kamikaze. While the flavor is similar to the original kamikaze drink, the color certainly isn't.

Blue kamikaze drink

Ingredients

  • ¾ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ¾ ounce blue curaçao
  • 1½ ounces vodka
  • Ice
  • Lime wheel for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, combine the lime juice, blue curaçao, and vodka.
  3. Add ice and shake to chill.
  4. Strain into the chilled martini glass.
  5. Garnish with the lime wheel.

Raspberry Kamikaze

Flavored vodkas bring all sorts of interesting possibilities to the basic kamikaze. While raspberry vodka is used here, feel free to try it with other flavored vodkas as well.

Raspberry kamikaze

Ingredients

  • ¾ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ¼ ounce orange liqueur
  • ½ ounce raspberry-flavored liqueur
  • 1½ ounces raspberry-flavored vodka
  • Ice
  • Fresh raspberries and a lemon twist for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a cocktail glass.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, combine the lime juice, triple sec, and vodka.
  3. Add the ice and shake to chill.
  4. Strain into the chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with raspberries and a lemon twist.

Kamikaze Mocktail

You can still enjoy the flavors of a kamikaze in a nonalcoholic version of the kamikaze.

Kamikaze mocktail

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce fresh squeezed orange juice
  • 1 ounce fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 3 dashes Angostura bitters
  • Ice
  • 1 ounce lemon lime soda
  • Cherry for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a rocks glass.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, combine the orange juice, lime juice, and bitters.
  3. Add ice and shake.
  4. Strain into the chilled rocks glass filled with ice. Add the lemon-lime soda and stir.
  5. Garnish with the cherry.

Enjoy a Refreshing Kamikaze

Because it is tart, a kamikaze makes a refreshing alcoholic beverage. Enjoy one the next time you have a cocktail.

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