What kind of shot is a kamikaze?
The kamikaze shooter is one of the most popular vodka shots to order in a bar. It’s made of vodka, triple sec, and lime juice. The taste is a little sweet with a punch of tartness, and it’s a ton of fun at parties.
Why is it called a kamikaze shot?
The word “kamikaze” is Japanese for “divine wind.” The Kamikaze cocktail recipe contains equal parts vodka, triple sec, and lime (similar to a Margarita, which uses tequila as its base liquor). Sometimes blue Curaçao liqueur is added to this classic cocktail in place of triple sec to turn it into a Blue Kamikaze.
Who invented the kamikaze shot?
During World War II, a pub in an occupied American naval garrison in Japan invented the Kamikaze drink. This drink recipe did not become popular until the 1970s, during the golden era of vodka. It was initially served as a shot until bartenders converted it into a Martini-style cocktail.