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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

Spice up your celebration with a classic Kamikaze shot! This 3-ingredient recipe – made with vodka, triple sec, and fresh lime juice – is sure to make the partygoers wild.

Plus, the simple assembly makes it easy to fix up and serve in no time. Just remember that despite its smooth, sweet taste, the Kamikaze packs a powerful punch. So keep your cool and enjoy responsibly.

This vodka shooter is no ordinary drink–it has a remarkable origin story that goes back to WWII. Originating on a naval base and named in honor of the daring Kamikaze pilots of the time.

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 is Tito’s Vodka. It is smooth and has a clean taste.

How to Make a Kamikaze Vodka Shot

Ready to party? Make a Kamikaze Shot and show off your bartending skills with just a cocktail shaker, a shot glass, and 3 ingredients.

Fill the shaker full of ice, add vodka and triple sec, and shake until it’s icy cold.

Strain the concoction into the shot glass, then add a squeeze of fresh lime juice for the perfect finish. Cheers!

Kamikaze Shot 1


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!


Serve with a fresh lime wedge on the side or pierced with a cocktail skewer and laid on top. The person shooting the shot will squeeze the lime juice into their shot glass.

Kamikaze Variations

  • The Blue Kamikaze is made the same as the classic but the Triple Sec is swapped out for Blue Curacao. 
  • A Raspberry Kamikaze is made by adding Chambord Black Raspberry Liqueur.
  • Use flavored vodkas like raspberry, strawberry, or watermelon.
  • 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 a pretty strong vodka shot. Add a splash of cranberry juice for sweetness. Or add a splash of simple syrup.

More Vodka Shot Recipes

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

  • Be sure to check out our exclusive list of the Best Vodka Shots which includes recipes and pictures for each one!

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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