Midori Cocktails

Midori Cocktails

Midori is a sweet muskmelon flavoured liqueur (in some parts of the world liqueur is used interchangeably with cordial) and green in colour. The drink was originally made in Japan and the name midori means green in Japanese. As Midori is extremely sweet it is usually mixed to make cocktails by mixing with lemonade, fresh lemon, lime, pineapple or orange juice. Sometimes a sour flavour is added to counter its sweetness.

There are n number of cocktails that can be prepared with Midori by mixing liquor and fruit juices. Although it is a matter of individual tastes that determines the type of cocktail that you would like, some of the popular cocktails made with Midori to give it a sweet taste are Midori Illusion, Midori Splice and Midori Sour.

Midori Illusion:
To make one serving of Midori Illusion you require:
1 oz Midori liqueur
1 oz White Rum
1 oz Vodka
1 oz Orange Liqueur
½ oz Blue Curacao liqueur
Pineapple juice to taste
Fill a highball glass with ice cubes and pour all the ingredients and stir well. Top up with lemonade and then stir gently and serve in a highball glass.
The top up with lemonade is optional and pineapple juice may be replaced with other juices as per taste preferences. Either way it makes a sweet fruity drink with a fair amount of kick.

Midori Splice:
To make one serving of Midori Splice you require:
1 oz Midori liqueur
1 oz Coconut Rum
Pineapple Juice
1 oz cream
Pour all ingredients in a tall glass and stir gently. Float fresh cream and serve in a Collins glass.

It is a super drink, not so sweet and the cream on the top augments the taste.

Midori Sour:
To make one serving of Midori Splice you require:
2 oz Midori liqueur
1 oz Vodka
2 oz sweet and sour mix (blend of lemon juice and syrup)
1½ oz Sprite soda

Pour Midori liqueur, vodka and sweet and sour mix in a cocktail shaker half filled with ice. Shake and strain in a highball glass full of ice. Pour the soda and add a lime wedge and serve. There are a number of variations in Midori Sour. A slight variation is by adding fresh pineapple juice with a splash of Sprite soda makes an equally invigorating cocktail. You can omit the vodka and make a Midori Sour without it also. Some prefer to add sugar and mix in a blender with enough ice to freeze. Whatever way you mix a Midori Sour it makes a very tantalizing cocktail.

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