Classic Cosmopolitans. Restaurants Hospitality, April, 2001, by Robert Plotkin:
"In the 1980s the Gimlet morphed into the Kamikaze, the ultra popular cocktail made with vodka, Rose's lime juice, and a shot of Cointreau. Even now in its third decade, an icy Kamikaze in classy stemware is a 'can't miss' proposition."
"a Kamikaze was originally simply a shot of cheap vodka that had been doctored with a few drops of Rose's lime juice as a smoothing agent. As cheap vodkamakers started adding sugar and citric acid on their own to the bottles, the practice became less popular. People forgot why you'd add such a small amount of Rose's to a Kamikaze and so it turned into another name for a Gimlet. Somewhere along the line someone added some triple sec, and you got the new Kamikaze." - Mbanu, Webtender Forum.
Recipe 1: Cheryl Charming
- 1 1/2 Vodka
- 1/2 Triple Sec
- 1/4 Rose's Lime
Shake with Ice, and strain into Rocks glass.
Recipe 2: Dale DeGroff, King Cocktail
- 2 oz. Vodka
- 1/2 oz. Triple Sec or Cointreau
- 1/2 Rose's Lime Juice
- 2 Lime wedges
Squeeze lime wedges into a mixing glass and drop them in, add ingredients and ice. Shake well and serve in 4 one ounce shot glasses. Or serve as a cocktail in a chilled martini glass.