Now that Hockey season is back, and the San Jose Sharks are doing well, I thought it was time to finally publish the recipe for one of my favorite “silly” drinks: The Sharkiekaze. I call this a “silly” cocktail because it is based on a classic, but tweaked for color.
The Sharkiekaze is based on the IBA recipe for the Kami Kaze and turned teal to honor my favorite NHL franchise.
- 1 part (3cl) Vodka
- 1 part (3cl) Triple Sec
- 1 part (3cl) fresh sqeezed lime juice or Rose’s Lime
- Dash of Blue Curacao to desired teal color
Add all ingredients into cocktail glass shaker filled with ice. Shake well and strain into cocktail glass. Garnish with a gummy shark.
Kami Kaze was introduced to me as a shooter so I make up a couple of these at once and keep it in the freezer. I am fond of the “slushie” effect of keeping these cold between games. The photo shows the color you are looking for as well as both the Rose’s Lime Juice version and the fresh lime juice version. Since they both came from the freezer, the glasses are fogging up a bit, but the fresh drink is cloudy. I prefer using fresh limes for these, but the bottled stuff is an acceptable replacement for most occasions.
We drink a Sharkiekaze after every Sharks win as a gift of thanks to the great and benevolent Hockey Gods. This sacrifice is one that we make gladly in hopes that the great and benevolent Hockey Gods (that is their full title) will smile on The Sharks and their fans, granting us good wins and deep playoff runs.
This year, I hope to need more Blue Curacao by the time the cup is raised.