Honeydew Martini: Midori Cocktail Recipes

Honeydew Martini: Midori Cocktail Recipes

Midori's sweet flavor and bright color can feel offputting. But for those who love a sweet drink, this liquor is perfect. However, it's just as great when paired with sour flavors to give it a nostalgic sour candy taste. Midori cocktails are more than meets the eye; it is the driving force behind the popular honeydew martini, and well worth a try.

Honeydew Melon Martini

This Midori cocktail brings a sweet, honeydew melon flavor, but the triple sec gives the flavor an extra edge.

Honeydew Melon Martin

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces vodka
  • ¾ ounce Midori
  • ½ ounce orange liqueur
  • Ice
  • Green maraschino cherry for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, vodka, Midori, and triple sec.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into chilled martini glass and garnish with green maraschino cherry.

Honeydew Puree Martini

The honeydew puree elevates the melon flavor for a tasty and alluring martini.

Honeydew Puree Martini

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces vodka
  • ½ ounce Midori
  • ½ ounce honeydew melon puree
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ¼ ounce honey
  • Ice
  • Champagne or sparkling wine to top off

Instructions

  1. To make the honeydew puree, place peeled melon pieces in the blender and pulse until smooth. Pass the blended mixture through a fine sieve and retain only the juice.
  2. Chill a cocktail glass.
  3. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, vodka, Midori, honeydew melon puree, lemon juice, and honey.
  4. Shake well to dissolve honey and chill.
  5. Strain into chilled glass.

Tropic Honeydew Martini

A little pineapple juice and coconut milk make this honeydew martini a tropical heaven. It is stunning with its beautiful color.

Tropic Honeydew Martini

Ingredients

  • ½ ounce Midori
  • 1 ounce pineapple juice
  • ½ ounce coconut milk
  • 2 ounces vodka
  • ½ ounce triple sec
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, Midori, pineapple juice, coconut milk, vodka, and triple sec.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into chilled glass.

Apple Melon Martini

The perfect combination of fruits, this martini delivers.

Apple Melon Martini

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce apple vodka
  • ¾ ounce Midori
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ½ ounce orange liqueur
  • Ice
  • Apple slices for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, apple vodka, Midori, lemon juice, and triple sec.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into chilled glass.
  5. Garnish with apple slices.

Midori Martini

This martini is spirit-forward, so sip this tasty treat with caution.

Midori Martini

Ingredients

  • 1½ ounces gin
  • ¾ ounce Midori
  • ¼ ounce orange liqueur
  • Ice
  • Orange peel and cherry for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, gin, Midori, and orange liqueur.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into chilled glass.
  5. Garnish with orange peel and cherry.

Midori Sour Martini

The sourest of Midori martinis, this is a great choice if you gravitate towards whiskey sours but want something a little different.

Midori Sour Martini

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce vodka
  • ¾ ounce Midori
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 egg white
  • Ice
  • Bitters for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add vodka, Midori, lime juice, and egg white.
  3. Dry shake for approximately 45 seconds to mix ingredients and create a froth.
  4. Add ice to shaker.
  5. Shake to chill.
  6. Strain into chilled glass.
  7. Garnish with bitters, creating a design in the froth.

Sparkling Morning Dew Martini

The sparkles add a refreshing fizz, consider adding this to your brunch drink rotation.

Sparkling Morning Dew

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce coconut rum
  • 1 ounce Midori
  • ¾ ounce pineapple juice
  • Ice
  • Prosecco to top off
  • Pineapple chunk for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini or cocktail glass.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, vodka, Midori, and pineapple juice.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into chilled glass.
  5. Top off with prosecco.
  6. Garnish with pineapple chunk.

Sweet and Sour Midori Martini

The sugar rim offsets the sour drink for a well-balanced and unique cocktail.

Sweet and Sour Midori Martini

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce vodka
  • 1 ounce Midori
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ¼ ounce triple sec
  • Ice
  • Lime wedge, sugar, and lime wheel for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, vodka, Midori, juices, and triple sec.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. To prepare rim, rub the rim of the martini glass or coupe with the lime wedge.
  5. With the sugar on a saucer, dip either half or the entire rim of the glass in the sugar to coat.
  6. Strain into prepared glass.
  7. Garnish with lime wheel.

Midori Margarita Martini

Imagine if the best of honeydew, margaritas, and martinis converged.

Midori Margarita Martini

Ingredients

  • 1½ ounces tequila
  • ¾ ounce Midori
  • ¾ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ½ ounce orange liqueur
  • Ice
  • Lime wedge, salt or sugar, and lime wheel for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, tequila, Midori, lime juice, and orange liqueur.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. To prepare rim, rub the rim of the martini glass or coupe with the lime wedge.
  5. With the salt or sugar on a saucer, dip either half or the entire rim of the glass in the saucer to coat.
  6. Strain into prepared glass.
  7. Garnish with lime wheel.

Limoncello Midori Martini

This may seem an unusual flavor pairing, but the creamy limoncello pairs well with the melon flavors.

Limoncello Midori Martini

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce limoncello
  • ¾ ounce Midori
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Ice
  • Lime wheel for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, limoncello, Midori, and lemon juice.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into chilled glass.
  5. Garnish with lime wheel.

About Midori

The choice ingredient for honeydew-flavored cocktails is Midori, which was first launched at Studio 54 in 1978. It is a bright green melon-flavored liqueur that contains about 20% alcohol. Since it is very sweet, people do not usually consume Midori on its own. It's often used in mixed drinks such as a Japanese Slipper. Midori is a fantastic addition to many sour drinks because it balances the sweetness of the cordial. Of course, it's also great in honeydew martinis.

Honeydew You

Honeydew martinis aren't usually at the forefront of the mind when it comes to cocktails, but they're well worth visiting. Midori isn't a spirit to be scoffed at; it's an ingredient that is deserving of being tried and played with. Give a Midori martini a try, you'll be sure to discover something tasty and unusual.

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