The Midori sour is a green cocktail with a yummy balance of sweet and sour flavor. Vibrant Midori Liqueur and Tito’s vodka are the powerhouses of this Midori drink.
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Midori Sour Recipe:
- Midori liqueur is a vibrantly green melon flavored liqueur with a wonderful sweet flavor.
- Vodka- We chose Tito’s Handmade Vodka for this recipe. Tito Beveridge’s story is the epitome of American entrepreneurship. He makes a heck of a good vodka!
- Tonic water – Q tonic is a great brand of tonic water that we use and has good results in our drinks. It has NO high fructose corn syrup. They sweeten with Agave. This brand is made in the USA and it very well rated on Amazon.
- Fresh lemons and limes. Fresh is always the best when creating a cocktails.
CAUTION: you need the proper AMOUNT of fresh juice or the sour will be imbalanced. Be careful how much you squeeze!
Please also watch our video demonstration of this recipe. Here is a quick walkthrough of the steps to create the Midori Sour.
- Use a glass like these stemless martini glasses that really make it all about that intense color.
- Use a large ice cube either round or square depending on your glass shape.
- Why large cubes? Less dilution. And they make a nice presentation. Here are the ice cube forms we use.
- I like the simplicity of a lime wheel and that pop of the bright red maraschino.
- Set your wheel on the side of the glass. If you put it in the glass it will continue to flavor the drink. Unless you really want more sour?
- If you use a cherry set it on a pick to keep it out of the drink. The red cherry juice will release into your bright green liqueur. Not the desired result. Set it on top or above the lime wheel.
How do you like to serve this drink? Let us know!
Your Printable Recipe Card:
The Midori sour is a beautiful green colored cocktail with a yummy balance of sweet and sour flavor. Midori Liqueur and Tito's vodka are the powerhouses of this drink. Add a splash of lemon and lime for the sour.
- 1 oz. Midori Liqueur
- 1 oz. Tito's Vodka (or your favorite brand)
- 1/2 oz. fresh lemon juice
- 1/2 oz. fresh lime juice
- Pour ice into your cocktail shaker to half full.
- Add the midori and vodka.
- Squeeze in the lemon and lime juice.
- Seal and shake the cocktail shaker vigorously until it's very cold.
- Strain the drink into your glass over ice.
- Garnish and serve.
If desired you can chill the glass ahead of time for at least 30 minutes. We use a large ice cube to reduce dilution. For small ice chilling ahead is recommended.
Amount Per Serving Calories 94Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 1mgCarbohydrates 9gFiber 0gSugar 8gProtein 0g