The traditional kamikaze mocktail is orange juice, lime juice and a dash of bitters.
It would be much better served in a shot glass, given the concentration of flavours.
60ml orange juice
60ml lime juice
3 dashes angostura bitters
ice to shake
lime spiral to garnish
Mix the ice, juice and bitters in a cocktail shaker.
Strain and pour into a martini glass or similar.
Garnish with a twist of lime.
Keywords: kamikazi mocktail, orange lime and bitters
These are the listed ingredients in the recipe…
However this is what I actually used – a little lazy and artificial.
It was a lovely colour, due to the three dashes of bitters and orange juice.
However I wasn’t altogether happy with the initial result. I think it was the fact that I cheated and didn’t use fresh lime juice. There was something unexpected about the taste. It wasn’t as sweet as expected.
I adjusted the recipe and doubled the orange juice, which did seem to make the difference. It was more of a mocktail, in that it was an elegant drink that you’d enjoy slowly, still with a strong tartness from the lime. But it would have been even better with fresh lime juice.
Lime is the thing that stops people from guzzling drinks. It makes you slow down and savour the flavour. And something to take advantage of when they’re on sale at the fruit shop.
If you’re making this mocktail, definitely use fresh lime juice, and good quality orange juice.
To create the lime twist, I used scissors to cut some of the rind from the lime I had previously used. Scraped off the white pith. Twisted it tightly around a skewer. That gives it enough inherent twist that it will sit on the edge of the glass.
Omg. This packs a punch. V Energy drink + lemon juice + lime juice. Kapow!
30 ml V (Guarana energy drink)
15ml lemon juice
15ml lime juice
Measure 30ml of V into a shot glass
Squeeze a half lime and add 15ml to glass
Squeeze a half lemon and add 15ml to glass
Brace yourself, and drink
Keywords: kamikaze musk shot
This is not a relaxing drink. It’s a wake-me-up and fight-or-flight kind of drink. It redefines tart.
I tried different combinations of this, doubling the V to 60ml, leaving the lemon and lime the same. It’s less in-your-face, and probably the way to go, but is a little let down once you’ve tried the initial combination.
This would be “interesting” as the first lets-get-the-party-going drink on taco night, but you’d want to limit yourself to just one…
Lots of lovely tart lime, with cranberry juice and grenadine for extra colour and flavour. This disappears quickly!
This really works. A solid 30ml of lime juice neatly balances the cranberry juice, and when the fizz is added, becomes something special. Very easy to guzzle down, it’s hard to resist. Definitely recommended.
The combination of cranberry juice and grenadine also makes for a strong colour. Bring out the colour further with some berries on a cocktail stick too.
1/2 cup cranberry juice
30ml lime juice
Top with soda water
Half fill a tall glass with crushed ice
Add cranberry juice, lime juice and grenadine and stir
Red grapes are in season. They’re everywhere, they’re cheap, and they taste great. And even better as a mocktail. Simple ingredients, low fuss. Perfect.
All you need are grapes, a lime, and some soda water. This is a recipe for one person, served in a tumbler.
3/4 cup grapes
1 tbspn lime juice
Top with soda water
Extra grapes to garnish
If using a tumbler, add ice cubes to the bottom of the glass
Blend the cup of grapes in a blender
Push through a sieve to remove skin and extract all the juice
Add lime juice.
Top with soda water
Stir, and garnish with grapes on a skewer
Keywords: red grape mocktail
My first attempt was way too watery. I used a tall glass, with one third juice and two-thirds soda water. It was kind of boring.
The recipe was based on one at http://www.cathyarkle.com/shepaused4thought/fresh-grape-mocktail/. The recipe there uses 2 cups of grapes for four people, then 1 cup of soda water. As I was only making enough for two, I used 1 cup of grapes, but really shouldn’t have used the tall glasses. Next time I make it I’ll use 3/4 cups of grapes and 1/4 cup of soda per person, and serve it in a cocktail glass.
I ended up blending another half cup of grapes, added extra lime and then tossed the grape skins in too, for extra flavour. You can see how much darker the colour is. If you’re trying to impress, I’d sieve the skins out, but for a home treat, I’d keep them in. That’s where half the healthy bit comes in after all.
With the extra flavour, you won’t be able to stop at just one….
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