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The Kamikaze Cocktail: An Elegant Citrusy Twist On A Classic Martini

There’s something about holding a martini glass that makes me feel elegant and sophisticated, if only for a few minutes. Luckily, there are many cocktails that are best served in a martini glass and the Kamikaze is one of them.

Containing vodka, triple sec (Cointreau), and fresh lime juice, a Kamikaze cocktail is a sharp, refreshing, and elegant drink that is a citrusy twist on the classic martini. Some serve this drink in a shot glass, but I like to present this drink in a chilled Martini glass and garnish it with a lime wedge or wheel. Here’s how to make a Kamikaze cocktail.

Kamikaze Cocktail Recipe

Recipe by BeverageBeaver
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Difficulty: Easy


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A Kamikaze Cocktail consists of vodka, triple sec, and lime juice.


  • 1.5 oz Vodka

  • 1 oz Triple Sec (Cointreau)

  • 1 oz Fresh Lime Juice

  • Lime Wedge or Wheel For Garnish


  • Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
  • Pour the vodka, triple sec, and lime juice into the shaker.
  • Shake vigorously for 15-20 seconds.
  • Using a Hawthorne Strainer, strain into a chilled martini glass.
  • Garnish with a lime wedge/wheel and serve.

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