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Kamikaze cocktail
The Kamikaze: a cocktail whose name means "divine wind" in Japanese.


For 1 person
4 cl vodka
3 cl Cointreau
3 cl lime juice

How to make

Technique: shaker / Glass: martini / Type: short drink (10cl) / Time: 5 mn
  1. Shake the vodka, triple sec and lime juice with ice cubes.

  2. Strain into a martini glass.

  3. Garnish with a zest or a wedge of lime.


The origin of the Kamikaze cocktail raises doubts. Some say he was born during the American occupation in a bar in Yokosuka, near Tokyo. Yokosuka has a naval base and the cocktail is said to be named after it "Kamikaze" in honor of the Japanese kamikaze pilots who fought during World War II.

Another version says that the Kamikaze cocktail was created by a Boston bartender called "Liam" in the mid-1970s. It would have been made famous a few years later thanks to the advertising of a famous brand of vodka , and would bear this name because of its high alcohol content.

The Kamikaze cocktail is increasingly drunk in a shooter with a recipe made up of ingredients in equal doses (2cl of vodka + 2cl of triple sec + 2cl of lime juice). The exact origin of this cocktail remaining unknown, no one can affirm the original composition of the cocktail, it is therefore only a question of taste specific to each...

The Balalaïka Troïka cocktail recipe is very similar to the Kamikaze cocktail but with lemon juice instead of lime juice.

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