Kamikaze Recipe


  • 2 (1.5 fluid ounce) jiggers vodka
  • 2 (1.5 fluid ounce) jiggers triple sec liqueur
  • 1 (1.5 fluid ounce) jigger fresh lime juice
  • 1 (1.5 fluid ounce) jigger bottled lime juice


Kamikaze Glass

Preparation instructions:

  1. In a cocktail shaker full of ice combine vodka, triple sec, fresh lime juice and bottled lime juice. Shake, don't stir and strain into a chilled glass.

Original recipe makes 1 serving

History of the Kamikaze Cocktail

The forerunner of the "Kamikaze" was made around 1974 by a bartender called Liam, who worked at the Eliot Lounge ( today closed ) in down-town Boston. Liam included a bit triple sec to a lot of vodka, and then splashed in a couple of drops of Rose's Lime Juice and shook the beverage. He initially served his brand new cocktail in a beer mug. He called it after him self, naming it a "Liam".

The Eliot Lounge was a well known place for runners, the media and the spectators of the Boston Marathon. A person from Smirnoff Vodka must have been drinking at Liam's bar because many years later his cocktail was included in an commercial for Smirnoff. They had changed the name , naming it a "Kamikaze".