It’s no secret that shots are one of the best ways to get you started on a great party or evening. While many people see shot recipes as just a bunch of things mixed together, others (like myself) see them as an art.
Contrary to popular belief, creating a visually stunning and delicious shot glass isn’t easy, but the process is exciting and fun all the way!
Today, I’ll teach you how to prepare the Blue Kamikaze shot. This shot is known for having a nice, sapphire color, so if you pair up your shot with a beautiful shot glass, you will definitely surprise your friends.
What Do You Need to Create the Blue Kamikaze Shot?
Thankfully, if you want to get the amazing Blue Kamikaze taste, you only need three ingredients.
You could also add a sugar-lined rim to the shot glass to add a nice final touch to your Blue Kamikaze cocktail or shot.
Regarding the vodka, feel free to use any variant you consider appropriate. Some people prefer to add flavored vodka like raspberry or lemon to make their Blue Kamikaze shot more special.
Then, regarding the lime juice, I recommend using freshly squeezed juice instead of artificial lime juice, as the former tastes better.
The Blue Kamikaze shots we’ll prepare today are a slight variation from the original, which features triple sec instead of blue curacao. Overall, the primary reason why people go for blue curacao instead of triple sec is that blue curacao gives the shot glass that amazing blue color.
You can still get that characteristic blue color in your Blue Kamikaze shot with triple sec. All you would need to do is add blue food coloring. However, today, we’ll only focus on the blue curaçao variant.
What Equipment Do You Need?
Now that you have your lime juice, vodka, and blue curacao, what equipment do you need? Thankfully, you don’t need much.
All you need is a cocktail shaker to prepare the Blue Kamikaze shot and shot glasses, of course. Regarding shot glasses, there are many options on the market. Considering that the blue curacao will already give you the color, feel free to get any shot glasses you want.
Expert Tips You May Consider for Your Kamikaze Shot Recipes
As with any other shot, you may customize it a bit to fit your needs. Consider the following tips when preparing your next Blue Kamikaze:
- If the shot is too strong for your taste, consider getting simple syrup to sweeten it. In most cases, a single tablespoon of simple syrup is enough.
- If you’re planning on serving the Blue Kamikaze to a large group, line up all the prepared shot glasses and store them in the fridge for a while. Then, take all of the glasses when you’re ready, and prepare the shot right away.
- While a lime wedge’s lime juice is the most commonly used option for the Blue Kamikaze shot, you can also try using other garnishes like orange peels or maraschino cherries. This shot is rather easy to mix if you have a cocktail shaker, so you may try all of them at once and see which one tastes better for you.
- You can turn the Blue Kamikaze shot into a cocktail. All you need to do is double or triple the quantity of each ingredient and serve it in a glass filled with ice.
Fun Facts About the Blue Kamikaze Shot
- The name “Blue Kamikaze” is inspired by the Japanese word for “Kamikaze,” which means “Divine Wind.” Speaking of, you should check out our tokyo tea shot recipe!
- The Blue Kamikaze shot is a rather strong one. Overall, the blue curaçao will give you a sweet orange flavor, and the sour lime (or any other juice you use) will balance things out. Remember, if the shot feels too strong for you, consider making it into a cocktail with ice or adding simple syrup to the shots.
Will the Blue Kamikaze Shot Get You Drunk?
If you drink it in moderation, you won’t. However, the blue curaçao, by itself, can get you drunk if you drink it too much, so take precautions when preparing these shots.
Average drinkers can expect to feel drunk after three or four shots. Heavy drinkers, on the other hand, can drink up to 10 shots before starting to feel dizzy.
Keep in mind that blue curaçao contains from 15% to 40% of alcohol content, making it one of the most interesting liqueurs used to make blue drinks in general.
Are There Any Alternatives to the Blue Kamikaze Shot?
Yes! There are a lot of alcoholic fruity drinks out there, and the Blue Kamikaze is among the most popular ones out there. The Blue Lagoon, for example, is a similar alternative to the Blue Kamikaze.
Other variations you can find regarding colored fruity drinks include:
- Electric Lemonade
- Raspberry Kamikaze
- Purple Kamikaze
- Lemon Drop Shot
- Cosmopolitan Cocktail
If you’re looking for something completely different, a water moccasin shot might be the one for you!
The Blue Kamikaze is one of the easiest shots to make. All you need for the base drink is vodka, blue curacao, ice, and your favorite garnish.
If you’re looking to impress your guests or friends at the next party, gather your most stylish shot glasses, grab your favorite vodka, and get started with this amazing drink!
- 1 oz Vodka
- 1 oz Blue Curacao
- 1 oz fresh lime juice
- Take a lime wedge and run it around the rim of your shot glass. You can also dip the glass's rim in granulated sugar.
- Combine the blue curaçao, vodka, and lime juice in a cocktail shaker. You may also add a bit of ice to make the shot cooler. Shake 10 seconds to incorporate and then strain the mix into your shot glass.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 72Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 0g