Kamikaze is Japanese, and it means Divine Wind. The Kamikaze cocktail is thought to have been invented on an American naval base after World War II, and it became popular in the ’70s. According to historian David Wander, the cocktail historian, the Kamikaze shot first appeared in 1976, and it may also have been the Original Shooter Cocktail.
Now there’s another story that this cocktail was created by Richard Stein, who was a proprietor of Richards lounge in Lakewood, New Jersey, in the 1970s, so let’s get into making this cocktail for you, so the first thing we need, of course, is a mixing glass, and we’re going to use a little bit of Finlandia vodka here we’re going to use 2 ounces or 60 milliliters now the original recipe did call for an ounce and a half, but I want my cocktails beat a little stronger alright so the next thing of course we need is a little bit of an orange look here, and for that, I’m going to use some Triple Sec you could use Cointreau, but I prefer Triple Sec in flavor and consistency, and again your personal preferences will be what drives all that the one thing I suggest is you have to remember that some orange carousels are guides and will change the appearance of your drink again depending on what you’re looking for up to you now we’re going to use one ounce or thirty milliliters
And of course, no single Kamikaze would be useful without lime juice, and we’re going to use one ounce for 30 milliliters, and ideally, if you can get fresh lime juice or fresh citrus juice for your cocktail, that’s the best thing to do in my opinion, of course, I find that it gives you better flavour, so we’re going to throw a little bit nice in here then we’re going to give this a shake here we go so what we’re going to do is we are going to use a chilled martini glass specifically for this cocktail I’m going to find straightness because I’m going to keep all the little ice chips out
Look at that. It looks gorgeous, and you know what the recipe typically calls for a lime wedge for a garnish, but what I’m going to use is a little bit of a desiccated blood orange because it just looks gorgeous. It’s a nice color change. Let’s take a look; it smells delicious, is very citrusy, looks a bit like a Daiquiri looks a lot like a Daiquiri, oh it’s excellent. You can taste the vodka. You can taste the citrus of the Triple Sec and the lime juice. Mmm, a good cocktail. I can see why it was a popular shooter drink.
- Add all ingredients to shaker.2 oz Vodka, 1 oz Triple Sec, 1 oz Fresh Lime Juice
- Shake with Ice for 10-15 seconds.
- Strain into Chilled Martini glass
- Garnish with desiccated blood Orange.Garnish with Desiccated Blood Orange