The Kamikaze drink was created in an American naval garrison in Japan during World War II. But for some reason, it did not really become popular until the 1970s. It was initially served as a shot, but later also as a Martini. This is its sweeter sister!

Raspberry Kamikaze

  • 1 oz. Vodka (chilled)

  • 1 oz. Triple Sec

  • 1 oz. Lime juice

  • 3/4 oz. Raspberry syrup*

  • Optional: Splash of Chambord

Raspberry Kamikaze



Add all ingredients to a shaker tin. Add ice and shake hard until chilled. Pour into a chilled shot glass. Garnish with a small lime twist. Makes 2 or 3 shots.

Raspberry Kamikaze Shooter

* For party shots, the raspberry syrup works just fine! But for cocktails, I would muddle fresh fruit (4-6 raspberries per drink) and float a splash of Chambord on top - to make it pop!


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Remember, there is no single right way to make a cocktail. Feel free to experiment and adjust my recipes to your own taste and liking. The key is to have fun while doing it. Cheers!

Scott Gardner, shaking a mean cocktail, and looking good!
Scott Gardner, shaking a mean cocktail, and looking good!

Hi, I'm Scott Gardner, your mindful mixologist. While I am not a professional bartender, I have made well over two hundred different and unique cocktails, and invented over fifteen original drinks, including my famous European Vacation, Muzetta's Waltz, and The Cherry Bella, all of which can be found in my book, Lock it, Flip it, Kick it & Shake!

Besides shaking, stirring, and sipping, I also enjoy golfing, reading, and writing. My wife and I both love animals and we have recently gotten into birding, which is a fun and rewarding hobby. And our favorite birds... The Philadelphia Eagles, of course! Go Birds!

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