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Cranberry Kamikaze Shot or Cocktail Recipe

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I’m reviving my “kamikaze queen” status with these cranberry kamikaze shots, a fun take on a classic shot or cocktail. They’re perfect for New Year’s Eve!
Cut glass shot glasses filled with vodka cranberry kamikaze shots, with lime wedges.

Cut glass shot glasses filled with vodka cranberry kamikaze shots, with lime wedges.

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 cranberry 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.

Lime juice in a measuring cup, surrounded by squeezed lime halves.

Lime juice in a measuring cup, surrounded by squeezed lime halves.


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.)

How to make cranberry kamikaze shots:

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

Vodka, cranberry juice, lime halves and a cocktail shaker.

Vodka, cranberry juice, lime halves and a cocktail shaker.

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.

Overhead photo of cranberry juice vodka shots, on a black background with stars.

Overhead photo of cranberry juice vodka shots, on a black background with stars.

Garnish with a wedge of lime and serve cold.

Other cocktail recipes:

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

Cut glass shot glasses filled with pink cranberry infused vodka, with lime wedges.Cut glass shot glasses filled with pink cranberry infused vodka, with lime wedges.

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Cranberry Kamikaze Shots or Cocktail Recipe

Kick up your next cocktail or holiday party with these easy, festive cranberry kamikaze shots!

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Course: Beverages

Cuisine: American

Keyword: Holiday Recipes

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Servings: 4 Shots or 1 Cocktail

Calories: 57.4kcal

Author: Dara Michalski | Cookin’ Canuck

Ingredients

  • ice
  • 1 1/2 ounces fresh lime juice
  • 1 1/2 ounces cranberry vodka
  • 1 ounce triple sec
  • 1 ounce cranberry juice

Instructions

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

  • 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

Weight Watchers Points (per shot): 2 (Blue – Freestyle SmartPoints), 2 (Green), 2 (Purple)

Nutrition

Serving: 1Shot | Calories: 57.4kcal | Carbohydrates: 4.5g | Sodium: 0.6mg | Sugar: 3.8g


Tried this recipe?If you make this recipe, I’d love to see it on Instagram! Just use the hashtag #COOKINCANUCK and I’ll be sure to find it.

This post was first published on December 26, 2013 and updated on December 21, 2020.

Disclosure: I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for me to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

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