Midori Sour

The Midori Sour originated in the 1970’s and like many recipes there are different variations. Some call for sour mix but I’m not a huge fan of those, opting instead for fresh lemon to add the famous zing. For those who don’t know, Midori is a honeydew melon flavored liqueur. If you are not a honeydew fan I would suggest you skip this drink. However if you are a melon fan this could be an introduction to an instant favorite! This drink tends to be on the sweeter side but can be adjusted to taste of course. I recommend you experiment with the sugar ratio as the Midori brings its own sweetness to the cocktail already.

Glass: 10 oz rocks

Method: shake and strain


Ingredients: 2 oz Midori, 1 oz lemon juice, sugar syrup (max 1/2 oz), dash of pineapple juice, lemon twist to garnish


  1. Add all ingredients to ice filled mixing glass
  2. cap and shake vigorously to create a foamy drink
  3. strain into ice filled glass
  4. garnish with lemon twist
  • spray oils from lemon peel onto foam for added flavor

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