Kamikaze is a cocktail consisting of equal parts vodka, lime juice, and triple sec. It is typically served in a cocktail glass or highball glass with ice. This drink is said to have originated in Oakland, California, sometime around the 1970s, invented by bartender Donato “Duke” Antone at his Bay Street Bar & Grill restaurant in Emeryville.It was originally called the “Cherry Bomb” but later renamed to “Kamikaze” after World War II aircraft pilots who were known to make suicide missions on Japan.
It is a specialty cocktail that is very popular among college students and younger adults due to its low cost and easy preparation. It usually contains vodka, triple sec and lime juice in equal parts.
¾ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
¾ ounce triple sec
1½ ounces vodka
Lime wedge for garnish
1. Chill a rocks glass.
2. In a cocktail shaker, combine the lime juice, triple sec, and vodka.
3. Add the ice and shake.
4. Strain into the chilled rocks glass. Garnish with the lime.
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