Looking for an exciting shooter with a sweet, citrusy flavor and a strong boozy kick? Make this Blue Kamikaze Shot and enjoy the fun-colored and flavorful shot!
Just as exciting to look at as they are to drink, blue kamikaze shots provide a strong burst of sweet and sour flavor and pack a real punch! This gorgeous blue shot is so easy to make.
If you love the fun blue color of these tasty shots, check out this Blue Lagoon Cocktail, perfect to serve in plastic fishbowls as a novelty beverage!
Kamikaze shots are the perfect way to liven up any party or gathering, guests will love the novelty blue color and distinct flavor.
Add fun garnishes for pops of additional color and flavor and you’ve got yourself an impressive shooter! Kamikaze shots are excellent to serve during the summer.
Bring them out at your next pool party, picnic, or barbecue to please any crowd!
Why You’ll Love this Blue Kamikaze Recipe
Everybody loves a fun-colored drink! With a tropical blue hue, these shots are bursting with refreshing flavor. Combine vodka, blue curaçao, and lime juice for a simple shooter that comes together in minutes.
Pop some optional garnishes on top for a special presentation and you’re sure to impress.
Best of all, you’ll only need three ingredients for these shots. Like other shot recipes, this is a great way to quickly put together a large amount of fun drinks.
You’ll be the ultimate home entertainer with these exciting and gorgeous shooters. The flavors of lime and sweet orange with a hint of bitterness are the perfect combination. Have fun, and drink responsibly!
Blue Kamikaze Shooter Ingredients
- Blue Curaçao – this distinct liqueur gives your shots their blue color and an orange flavor with a slightly bitter twist.
- Vodka – perfect to use for this cocktail as it will take on the flavors of the other ingredients.
- Lime Juice – added in equal proportions as the other ingredients, lime juice gives your kamikaze shot a tart and sour finish.
- Lemon Slice – an optional garnish that adds a pop of color.
- Cherry – maraschino cherries are another garnish that works perfectly as a chaser for this bold-flavored shooter!
How to Make a Kamikaze Shot
- Fill a shot glass 1/3 of the way with vodka. You can find our plastic square shot glasses here on Amazon.
- Add 1/3 shot glass of blue curaçao, then top with 1/3 shot of lime juice.
- Garnish with a lemon slice and a cherry.
Why is it called a kamikaze shot?
Kamikaze is a Japanese word that translates to “divine wind.” This word first came about in the 12th century when a huge storm destroyed an armada and protected Japan from a Mongolian attack.
The shot has a sour, tart flavor with a touch of sweetness, which is likely why it’s taken on the name kamikaze.
What’s in a kamikaze shot?
A typical kamikaze shot is made with triple sec, vodka, and lime juice. This blue version of the kamikaze shot uses blue curaçao instead of the triple sec to give the shots a more exciting look, as well as a slightly more complex and bitter flavor.
How many calories are in a kamikaze shot?
The exact number will vary slightly based on what kind of vodka and orange liqueur you use, but the typical kamikaze shot falls somewhere between 80 calories and 100 calories.
Popular Variations and Substitutions
- For an even more exciting version of this shot, dip the rim of each shot glass into some lime juice and then blue pop rocks (or another color of your choice). You can also use something more decadent like vanilla frosting with the pop rocks for a dessert-like shot. The sweetness will help to tone down some of the sourness of the lime juice, and the popping sensation will add a whole extra layer to the experience!
- Other fun garnishes include curled peels of orange or lime, slices of orange or lime, or tropical drink umbrellas.
- Use a flavored vodka to customize your shots even more. Any citrus flavor would work perfectly, as well as just about any fruit-flavored vodka.
- If you can’t find blue curaçao, feel free to use triple sec and a bit of blue food dye to achieve the blue color.
- Another version of these shots can be made using tequila instead of vodka. Because lime juice and orange liqueur are popular ingredients of margaritas, using tequila works perfectly with the flavor palette.
- Kamikaze Cocktail – If you love the flavor of this blue kamikaze shot, you can easily turn it into a full-blown cocktail! Fill a shaker with ice, then combine equal parts vodka, triple sec (or blue curaçao), and lime juice. Give the cocktail shaker a good shake, then pour your drink over more ice. If you like a sweeter cocktail, include a splash of simple syrup to balance out the tart and sour flavors.
- Some people may find this cocktail or its shot version a bit on the strong side. Feel free to add ingredients like sparkling water, lemon-lime soda, fruit juice, or some kind of sweetener or syrup to take off some of that tart edge. Be aware that the color of some fruit juices may alter the blue of the blue curaçao.
More Recipes You’ll Love
- Blood Orange Vodka Cocktail – Subtle and elegant, this cocktail is perfect for fans of citrusy drinks with a refreshing and bubbly finish.
- Sparkling Blue Hawaiian – Another cocktail with a gorgeous blue color thanks to blue curaçao, this drink is bursting with coconut and pineapple flavor.
- Mermaid Water Cocktail – You’ll love this drink for its magical turquoise hue and the sweet, tropical flavors!
- Red White and Blue Nachos – Looking for a fun blue appetizer to pair with your blue shots? Try this tasty snack from Alison’s Allspice!
Blue Kamikaze Shot Recipe
- Blue Curaçao
- Lime Juice
- Lemon Slice
- Fill a shot glass 1/3 of the way with blue curaçao, 1/3 vodka & 1/3 lime juice.
- Garnish with a lemon slice and a cherry.
- Triple sec can be used instead of blue curaçao. Use some blue food coloring to achieve the blue tint if you like.
- Another fun garnish idea is to rim the shot glasses with pop rocks.
- Use a flavored vodka to add another layer to these shots.
- For a sweeter shot, use a small amount of simple syrup.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 115Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 0g