Melissa Kaylene: The Perfect Kamikaze

Friday, April 5, 2013

The Perfect Kamikaze

kamikaze cocktail drink

Have you heard of a Kamikaze before? I can honestly say I hadn't, not until I purchased a cocktail book at a second hand store the other day. It is a classic cocktail that I just had to try. It has a really refreshing taste that I imagine will be perfect on a summer evening.


1oz vodka
1oz triple sec
1/2 oz fresh lime juice
1/2 oz fresh lemon juice
white wine (recipe calls for dry; I used a Riesling and it turned out well too)

Shake first four ingredients well in shaker with ice.
Strain into a chilled glass, then top it off with wine.

It sounded odd to me at first, but turned out really good!



  1. YUM
    Saw you over at "I love my post"

  2. Looks do the other drink recipes I am seeing on your sidebar! Off to pin this and check out the other ones! Thanks for sharing!
    Cathy @ Lemon Tree Dwelling

  3. mmmm, those are so tasty! But my advice is don't drink to many of them at one sitting. It's the voice of experience.

    Heidi’s Wanderings

  4. Stopping by fro Let's Get Social Sunday~ This looks so refreshing~ Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines now following

  5. AHHHH. I have Vodka in my freezer and I work from home...Hello Inspiration! I am hosting today at and would love it if you would swing by and share! i am a follower for sure!

  6. Um...this looks ah-mazing! I am a vodka girl...let me rephrase that, I am an equal opportunity adult beverage lover! :) Thanks for linking up to Monday Funday! I am pinning this for sure! xoxo - Cheryl

  7. This sounds amazing!! I'm definitely pinning it! It would be fun to try with a sparkling wine too I bet!

    1. That does sound good! I might have to try that one of these days :)

  8. Okay...I'll be right over. I think I need one of these right now.

  9. That looks so good with summer on the way.....Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!

    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick

  10. This drink looks so refreshing! I will have to remember it for a hot summer day!

    I am so glad you shared this at the In and Out of the Kitchen link party! I am glad to see you again!

    See you nest week, Cynthia at

    P.S. Just shared on my Facebook, and pinned!

  11. I haven't had a Kamikaze in ages! Sounds delicious. Thanks for the recipe! Pinning.

  12. The drink does look very refreshing! Yum, cannot wait to try it. We found you on Funky Polkadot Giraffe Link Party. Come by and say hello. Sharon and Denise

  13. This looks like summer! Now if it would just get here. :)

  14. This looks so yummy! I always wondered what a Kamikaze was made out of, for our senior sorority bar crawl we had shirts with the poem from cocktail (tom cruise movie) on it (it mentions Kamikaze) and we kept asking the bartenders to make drinks listed in the poem, this was one of the drinks none of them knew :)

  15. Thank you for linking up at the Pinterest Power Party this week!


  16. I love cocktails and I've never even tried this one before. Pinning for sure! :)

  17. Thanks so much for sharing this yummy recipe at the Say G'Day saturday Linky Party. I will be featuring it in my Friday Features post.

    Hope you can join in again this weekend!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

  18. I could totally use one of these tonight, lol ;) Thanks for linking up this post to The Weekend re-Treat! on The Best Blog Recipes. I wanted to stop by and "Pin" your post while I was here tonight :)

    Shauna @ The Best Blog Recipes

  19. Good Morning Melissa, I love cocktails, but I have never heard of a Kamikaze....what have I been missing. I love the fact that it contains German Riesling as although this seems to be out of favour at the moment, I love it .... it harks back to the days when I lived in Germany.
    I have enjoyed reading your blog and have become a new follower. I am now going to make a cup of coffee and catch up with your other posts.
    If you have the time, I would like to invite you to visit me at Ivy, Phyllis and Me! you will be most welcome.
    Best Wishes from England, Daphne

  20. Um - I need one of these! Thanks so much for sharing at Project Inspired linky party - I pinned this to our group party pinboard! Tx! Heather xo

  21. I am so glad I found you on blog hope. I love Kamikazes. Thank you so much for sharing.


  22. Most people on this blog must be pretty young, I'm in my mid 30's and we used to drink these in high school. The bartender used to make us Kazi shots as well as the drink itself they are delicious!

  23. Ohhhh, sounds nice. Will have to mix me up one of those. Thanks for linking up with Eat. Pray. Love :)

  24. Ohhhhhh :O Thank you so much for submitting this recipe to the Tasty Tuesday's link party! :) This week's link party has just been submitted, so please come back and link up with us; we'd love to have you!

  25. Need to try this! Vodka is my choice of drink. Thanks for sharing! Come visit me sometime!

  26. Sounds really good! Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime!!