Dec 26
2013

Cranberry Kamikaze Shot or Cocktail Recipe

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I’m reviving my “kamikaze queen” status with this cranberry version of a classic shot or cocktail. It’s perfect for New Year’s Eve!
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It was my dad on the other end of the line. “Is this a good time to chat, or are you in the middle of dinner?” he asked. “Oh no, Steve and I are just doing kamikaze shots,” I said.

{Crickets chirping}

You see, these are not words that typically come out of my mouth. We’re getting older…we don’t bounce back from this sort of behavior as well as we did in our college days. But taste-testing was necessary. We were taking one for the blog.

Cranberry Kamikaze Shot or Cocktail Recipe | cookincanuck.com #cocktail

In fact, I decided it was my time to revive my “Kamikaze Queen” status, if just for five minutes. It’s been years since I mixed martini shakers-full of kamikaze shots for my restaurant co-workers, unbeknownst to the owner of the restaurant.

But even though I rarely indulge now, kamikazes are still one of my favorite cocktails and shots.

While I am a sucker for the classic combination of lime, vodka and triple sec, I thought it would be fun to mix things up for New Year’s Eve. Instead of sweetening the cocktail with a traditional simple syrup, I added a splash of cranberry juice. If you prefer a touch more sweetness, feel free to add some simple syrup. (See my original kamikaze recipe for the proportions.)

The recipe:

Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice. Add the lime juice, cranberry vodka, triple sec, and cranberry juice.

Cranberry Kamikaze Shot or Cocktail Recipe | cookincanuck.com #cocktail

Shake well, about 15 seconds, to chill the mixture. Strain into a highball or martini glass for a single drink or, if you prefer, into 4 separate shot glasses.

Cranberry Kamikaze Shot or Cocktail Recipe | cookincanuck.com #cocktail

Garnish with a wedge of lime and serve cold.

Other cocktail recipes:

Cocktail Recipes | cookincanuck.com #cocktail
Cookin’ Canuck’s Fresh Strawberry & Lime Tom Collins Cocktail
Cookin’ Canuck’s Pink Grapefruit Greyhound Cocktail
A Thought For Food’s Pomegranate “Manhattan”
Creative Culinary’s Hot Buttered Rum
Noshing with the Nolands’ Cherry Noir Noel Cocktail

Cranberry Kamikaze Shot or Cocktail Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 4 shots or 1 cocktail

Serving Size: 1 shot

Calories per serving: 57 cal

Fat per serving: Total Fat 0g

Cranberry Kamikaze Shot or Cocktail Recipe

From the kitchen of Cookin Canuck. www.cookincanuck.com

Ingredients

  • Ice
  • 1 1/2 oz. fresh lime juice
  • 1 1/2 oz. cranberry vodka
  • 1 oz. triple sec
  • 1 oz. cranberry juice

Instructions

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice. Add the lime juice, cranberry vodka, triple sec, and cranberry juice.
  2. Shake well, about 15 seconds, to chill the mixture. Strain into a highball or martini glass for a single drink or, if you prefer, into 4 separate shot glasses. Garnish with a wedge of lime and serve cold.

Notes

Calories 57.4 / Total Fat 0g / Cholesterol 0mg / Sodium 0.6mg / Total Carbohydrates 4.5g / Fiber 0g / Sugars 3.8g / Protein 0g / WW (Old Points) 1 / WW (Points+) 0

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1 Sheena @ Hot Eats and Cool Reads December 27, 2013 at 7:22 am

This drink sounds SO delicious! I love your adorable glasses too! Pinning!

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2 Terri A December 27, 2013 at 8:29 am

These sound so good! You definitely deserve that title.

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3 Traci December 28, 2013 at 7:41 am

Loved the story. Guess we are never too old to have that “kid” moment around our parents. Hope you and your family have a great New Years! P.S. The brie and pear quesadillas were incredible! They were the perfect lunch the other day.

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4 Nutmeg Nanny December 28, 2013 at 9:06 pm

Oh wow how tasty this will be :) can’t wait to try it!

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