May 28, 2024

Kamikaze cocktail has been inspired by the Japanese term for “divine wind,” which historically referred to a typhoon that thwarted a Mongol invasion in the 13th century. The cocktail gained popularity in the United States during the 1970s and 1980s. The origin of the name adds an intriguing historical and cultural context to a cocktail that has become a classic in modern mixology.

Kamikaze cocktail official recipe

Kamikaze cocktail boasts a bold and zesty flavor profile, with the sharpness of vodka complemented by the citrusy tang of triple sec and lime juice. The result is a refreshing and potent concoction that balances sweetness and acidity, creating a lively and invigorating taste experience.

IBA Category:
Kamikaze cocktail has been removed from the official IBA list in 2020.

Kamikaze cocktail official recipe


  • 1 oz Vodka
  • 1 oz Triple Sec
  • 1 oz Lime Juice

1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
2. Add 1 oz vodka, 1 oz triple sec, and 1 oz fresh lime juice to the shaker.
3. Shake well for 10-15 seconds to chill the mixture.
4. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
5. Garnish with a lime wheel or twist if desired.

Kamikaze cocktail official recipe