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Kamikaze Shot

Blend vodka, triple sec, and freshly squeezed lime juice to make the perfect Kamikaze shot! This easy-to-follow vodka shot recipe is the perfect way to mix up your next party.

Kamikaze Shot

Learn how to create a classic Kamikaze shot with just a few simple ingredients. A classic vodka shot, the Kamikaze Shot Recipe is made with vodka, triple sec, and fresh lime juice.

When it comes to popular vodka shot recipes this shot always makes the list. If you are celebrating and shots are in order this 3-ingredient shot will get the party going. Before you get too crazy slamming them down remember this little vodka shot recipe packs a punch.

What is a Kamikaze Shot?

A Kamikaze Shot is a vodka shooter made with vodka, triple sec, and lime juice.

Legend has it this vodka shot was created on a Naval Base during WWII and later turned into a cocktail. A reference to the Kamikaze Pilots of the time.

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What is in a Kamikaze Shot?

A kamikaze is a vodka shot that is mixed with vodka, triple sec, and fresh lime juice. We highly recommend buying fresh ripe fruit when cocktails/shots call for fruit juice. Juicing fresh fruit just tastes better.

However, store-bought pressed lime juice works just as well especially if you are making big batches.

Kamikaze Shot Ingredients

This vodka shot has only 3 ingredients:

  • 1 oz. Vodka
  • 1/2 oz. Orange Liquior such as Triple Sec, Grand Marnier, or Cointreau.
  • 1/2 oz. Freshly squeezed lime juice.

The best vodka for a kamikaze shot is Tito’s Vodka. It is smooth and has a clean taste.

1.5 oz. is how much vodka goes in a shot.

How to Make a Kamikaze Shot

Kamikaze shots are easy to make. All you need is a cocktail shaker, a shot glass, and 3 ingredients.

To make a Kamikaze Shot fill a cocktail shaker full of ice.

Next, add vodka and triple sec. Shake until the shaker is chilled and strain into a shot glass.

Finally, squeeze a fresh lime wedge over the top. Serve.


For this vodka shooter, you will need shot glasses. The shot glasses featured are from our friends at JoyJolt. Their barware is stylish and affordable!

Kamikaze Variations

  • Make this shot into a Kamikaze Drink. Double the ingredients and pour over ice.
  • Shoot it like a tequila shot. Instead of adding the lime juice, shoot it and then bite into the lime.
  • Made it and didn’t like it? Understandable it is pretty stiff. Add a splash of cranberry juice for sweetness. Or add a splash of simple syrup.
  • Try using flavored vodkas for extra flavor. Like Raspberry vodka for a Raspberry Kamikaze.

More Vodka Shot Recipes

Who doesn’t love vodka shots? Here are more vodka shot recipes to keep the party going.

Here is our Kamikaze Shot Recipe:

Kamikaze Shot

Kamikaze Shot

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes

Blend vodka, triple sec, and freshly squeezed lime juice to make the perfect Kamikaze shot! This easy-to-follow vodka shot recipe is the perfect way to mix up your next party.


  • 1 oz. Vodka
  • 1/2 oz. Triple Sec
  • 1/2 oz. lime juice


  1. Add ingredients to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake till chilled.
  2. Pour into a shot glass and serve.


You may also add only the vodka and triple sec to the shaker. Then squeeze a fresh lime wedge over the top of the shot before serving.

Read the article above for more variations and similiar recipes.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 102Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 0gSugar: 4gProtein: 0g

All amounts are estimates and DailyAppetite takes no responsibility for actual figures since calculations vary by packaging and supplier.

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