Midori Drink Recipes

Camille Berry
Midori Melonball

Midori is a brilliant, bright green, muskmelon-flavored liqueur that gets its name from the Japanese word for green. As a sweet liqueur, it is usually the foil to sour in a variety of cocktails. Midori is delicious with a variety of tart juices such as lemon, lime, orange, and pineapple and is a favorite of cocktail-lovers with a sweet tooth.

Midori Melonball

This refreshing cocktail is a must for melon season; the fresh melon balls make for a fun and tasty garnish. You can use honeydew, watermelon, cantaloupe, or any of your favorites. Serves one.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces Midori
  • 1 ounce vodka
  • 3 ounces of orange juice
  • Melon balls, freshly scooped

Instructions

  1. Shake all the ingredients together in a cocktail shaker.
  2. Pour over ice into a highball glass.
  3. Garnish with melon balls, and serve.

Japanese Slipper

This cocktail was born in the '80s and is a tasty, reasonably low in alcohol option for anyone looking for something that's sweet and not too boozy. Serves one.

Japanese Slipper

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce Midori
  • 1 ounce triple sec
  • 1 ounce lemon juice
  • Slice of honeydew melon or lemon wheel for garnish

Instructions

  1. Pour all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker that's been filled with ice.
  2. Shake the mixture vigorously.
  3. Strain the ingredients out into a cocktail glass.
  4. Garnish the glass with honeydew melon slice or lemon wheel and serve.

Midori Sour

The most popular and arguably well-known Midori cocktail, the sour balances out Midori's sweetness perfectly. Serves one.

Midori sour

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce Midori
  • 1 ounce sour mix
  • 2 ounces of Sprite or other lemon-lime soda
  • Maraschino cherries or orange slice for garnishing

Instructions

  1. Put ice in a Collins glass.
  2. Add in the Midori and sour mix, then top up with Sprite.
  3. Garnish with cherries or orange slice and serve.

Midori Splice

If you're in the mood for something tropical, try a Midori Splice. You'll instantly be whisked away to an island paradise. Makes one drink.

Midori Splice

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce Midori
  • 1 ounce coconut rum
  • 3 ounces pineapple juice
  • Coconut cream
  • Pineapple wedge

Instructions

  1. Add Midori, rum, and pineapple juice to a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Shake and strain into a Collins glass with fresh ice.
  3. Gently layer cream as a garnish, with a pineapple wedge to top it off.

Midori Illusion

This delightful Midori drink can also be served up or as a shooter. Makes one cocktail.

Midori Illusion

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces Midori
  • ½ ounce vodka
  • ½ ounce triple sec
  • 1 ½ ounces pineapple juice
  • ½ ounce lemon juice
  • Pineapple slice and Maraschino cherries, optional garnish

Instructions

  1. Add ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Shake well.
  3. Strain into a Collins glass filled with fresh ice.
  4. Garnish with pineapple and cherries and serve.

Honeydew Martini

Honeydew Martini

The Honeydew Martini is perfect for anyone who loves a fruity twist on the Martini. It's an easy to make cocktail that requires few ingredients, and has just the right amount of sweetness. It's also a perfect candidate for customizing to your tastes and is a delicious after dinner cocktail.

It Makes Life Sweeter

Given its sweetness, Midori is best used as part of cocktail rather than enjoyed straight. Its fruitiness makes it perfect for summer, as a mixer to add a bit of green to St. Patrick's Day cocktails, or anytime you feel the need to add a bit of tropical flavor to your life. Many Midori cocktail recipes are lower in alcohol which means as long as you're drinking responsibly, you might be able to sneak in an extra cocktail at the end of the night.

Midori Drink Recipes