These finger lime kamikaze cocktail shots are made with mint and olive oil and are super refreshing and delicious. Yes you read that right. A cocktail featuring extra virgin olive oil! You’ve got to try it!
Have you ever attended an olive oil tasting? Whether you are a foodie who likes to cook or likes to eat, if you ever have an opportunity to learn about olive oil, you should jump at it!
With over a dozen olive oil flavors to sample, including other flavors like roasted garlic, jalapeño and hickory smoked olive oil, there are several varieties for you to taste and enjoy.
One trend in the cocktail world is to add an olive oil floater to your cocktails. Oh don’t knock it til you tried it!
Why you should try this recipe
Don’t cringe about adding olive oil to your cocktails. I am not talking about the bland oil you probably cook with. I am talking about enhancing your cocktail with an exquisite extra virgin olive oil
Plain olive oils come in a variety of different flavors depending on the olives used and when they were harvested and pressed. Some have a peppery flavor while others are fruity. You can also use flavored olive oils like lime, lemon, orange or herbs.
These oils press olives with fruit or herbs to extract all the oils. The result is a smooth cocktail with an extra bit of flavor.
Ever heard of finger limes? These little limes are totally hot right now, considered the caviar of citrus. Cut one in half and squeeze out these delicious beads of lime. My kids suck them up straight.
Drop them in your water, top your salad, or garnish your cocktail. They are totally fun to work with and eat. For a little crunch, I also added some mint herb crystals. Oh yeah, this is a real fun drink full of surprises!
Ingredients you need
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- Triple Sec
- Lemonade: You can use homemade or store-bought. You can also use Limeade if you want more lime flavor.
- Extra virgin olive oil: You can use an oil that is pungent and spicy or one infused with lemons, limes or even mint.
- Finger limes: These might hard to find, but I have seen them periodically in regular grocery stores, Trader Joe’s and Sprouts. Also check your local farmer’s markets.
- Mint herb crystals: This is optional but adds some sweet flavor to your drink. I received some from Fresh Origins and enjoyed adding them to everything.
- Fresh mint
1. Combine vodka, Triple Sec and lemonade in cocktail shaker full of ice and shake well.
2. Divide the drink into four shot glasses. Top each shot glass with ½ teaspoon lemon olive oil.
3. Cut finger limes in half and gently massage and push out the round fruit inside. Top each shot glass some of the fruit.
4. Sprinkle drinks with ½ teaspoon mint herb crystals, (optional). If you can not find mint herb crystals, top with ½ teaspoon mint, fresh
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Finger Lime Kamikaze Cocktail Shots
These finger lime kamikaze cocktail shots are made with mint and olive oil and are super refreshing and delicious. Yes you read that right. A cocktail featuring extra virgin olive oil! You've got to try it!
- 4 oz vodka
- 2 oz Triple Sec
- 2 oz lemonade, homemade
- 2 teaspoon lemon infused extra virgin olive oil, (½ teaspoon for each shot)
- 2 finger limes
- ½ teaspoon mint herb crystals, (optional)
- ½ teaspoon mint, fresh, minced
- Combine vodka, Triple Sec and lemonade in cocktail shaker full of ice and shake well.
- Divide the drink into four shot glasses.
- Top each shot glass with ½ teaspoon lemon olive oil.
- Cut finger limes in half and gently massage and push out the round fruit inside. Top each shot glass some of the fruit.
- Sprinkle drinks with ½ teaspoon mint herb crystals (optional). If you can not find mint herb crystals, top with ½ teaspoon fresh mint.
Serving Size:1 shot glass
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 148Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 2mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 1gSugar: 6gProtein: 0g
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Disclosure: Frieda’s Produce was kind enough to send me these finger limes to enjoy. I met the folks at Fresh Origins at a produce show where they gave me samples of their mini herb crystals. I was not compensated in any way to write this post. If I didn’t like it, I wouldn’t blog about it!
These sound very interesting and your photos are beautiful!
Love these, Laura. I’d happily have a cocktail with olive oil in it!
ha! ha! Okay, next time we meet, we shall toast with some olive oil together!
Thanks Laura for a great post about our book launch! It was a wonderful turnout and I hope we can continue with many more parties and gatherings in the future for all of our friends and families! You are the best partner to be in business with! XO
We make a great team, Mary. I’ve learned so much with our partnership. Salut!
I so wish I could have attended that event – what a fun time with all those tastings and different olive oils. I love a green, peppery one myself.
Yes, most people don’t realize that good olive oil leaves a little peppery after taste.
Congratulations on the book launch and the event, it sounds like something I would have loved to attend. Olive oil is my favorite so I’d love to try your Kamikaze. Thanks for sharing!
One day, Nancy, we will have a chance to meet and toast with some olive oil together!
I have been lucky enough to have been to a few olive oil tastings: initially thought that a number of samplings might bring on a somewhat nauseous feeling, but that was far from the truth and I would take part again at the drop of a hat. Am not a cocktail gal, wine and pure spirits being more my cup of tea: have to be honest I cannot envisage an oily part to the short drink, but am quite willing to take your word 😀 !
Well, you don’t have to try the olive oil cocktail, but the finger limes are native from your neck of the woods – Australia!
Sugar! I have some homework to do 🙂 ! For some reason our local markets don’t usually stock even the ‘ordinary’ ones and this post reminds me to put ‘plant a lime tree’ onto my spring-to-do list!!!
What an amazing recipe. I can imagine downing a few of these, possibly with some tequila or white rum in the mix (can’t have lime and mint without it!). I’ve never eaten a finger lime, but I’m fascinated by them! Your photos are gorgeous x
Find yourself some really good infused olive oil and the drink ideas are endless!
What a party! I hated to miss it. Very interested in both the finger limes and the mint crystals .
Thanks, Liz. We missed you, but totally understand why you couldn’t make it. Hugs!
Sounds like a fun event! There are a couple of olive oil shops close to where I live that offer tastings, and I have yet to take advantage of this. I definitely need to – I’m one of those who knows what they like, but don’t really know why. Good luck with the book!
John, you should definitely go for a tasting. I thought I knew olive oil until I attend one myself. And I know YOU will definitely try some EVOO in your cocktail recipes!
Laura I wish we were neighbors, I would have come for sure to the tasting!! No way I could have missed such an opportunity to learn about olive oils and uses. I need to try olive oil shots or even adding some olive oil to cocktails sounds interesting.
Helene, wish you lived next door, too! What fun we would have sharing our food with each other!