First up, before we get into the background of this Blue Kamikaze shooter, here are some other related cocktails that you may like: the Pop Rocks Blue Kamikaze
, the Raspberry Kamikaze
, the Strawberry Kamikaze Shot
, the Strawberry Skittles Kamikaze
, Blue Kamikaze Jello Shots
, and Melon Kamikaze shots
. Now a little background on this Blue Kamikaze recipe: The Blue Kamikaze is based on the Kamikaze shot, which is one of the most popular shots there is, so you can order it anywhere on the fly (see what we did there?). The Kamikaze Shot
contains vodka, triple sec, and lime juice, and is pretty much guaranteed to keep the party from crashing. This Blue Kamikaze variation contains vodka, blue curacao, and lime juice. It's also usually garnished with a slice of lime. According to the Kamikaze wiki
, which references a Bevvy article
, David Wondrich, a cocktail historian, says that the Kamikaze shot first showed up on the scene in 1976 and may have been the first-ever "shooter" drink. By the way, "Kamikaze" a Japanese word that literally means "divine wind". So think about that while you're drinking this Kamikaze cocktail!
BLUE KAMIKAZE SHOT
1 Part Vodka
1 Part Blue Curaçao
1 Part Lime Juice
1. In an ice filled shaking glass combine vodka, blue curaçao and lime juice. Shake well.
2. Strain mix into shot glasses.