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Midori Sour Cocktail Recipe

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What could be better than a cocktail made from Midori – the liqueur that was introduced at a Saturday Night Fever launch party at Studio 54? Nothing, that’s what. This, ladies and gentlemen is a Midori Sour.

Midori Sour
Midori Sour

How to Make a Midori Sour

This cocktail requires a few ingredients such as Midori (if you aren’t familiar with Midori, more information can be found below), Vodka, Club Soda, Lemon Juice and Lime Juice.

Preparing the Midori Sour

Combine Midori, vodka and lemon / lime juices in a shaker with ice. Pour into a tall cocktail glass or Tom Collins glass with ice and top with club soda. Garnish and serve.

Garnishing ideas

Umbrella, Lemon Slice, Lime Slice or perhaps a Melon Wedge.

Two Tom Collins glasses filled with Midori Sour on marble with a shot glass and lemon and lime slices.

What is Midori?

Midori is a melon liqueur that was introduced at the famous New York hot-spot / night club, Studio 54 by none other than the cast and crew of Saturday Night Fever. It works beautifully in this drink, which makes me think of it as a kind of boozy Mountain Dew.

saturday night fever
Saturday Night Fever

Where To Buy Midori for a Midori Sour?

Midori is available at most liquor stores. You can find it in the liqueurs section. It is a specific brand as opposed to a type of liqueur and while there are other melon based liqueurs, they are not the same as Midori itself (I can’t speak to their taste but they may be close and may work as substitutes if you can’t find any).

Close up of a Midori Sour
Close up of a Midori Sour

Other Cocktail Recipes To Try

Some other great cocktail recipes to try include:

Hope you enjoy and safe drinking!

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Midori Sour

What could be better than a cocktail made from Midori - the liqueur that was introduced at a Saturday Night Fever launch party at Studio 54? Nothing, that's what. This, ladies and gentlemen is a Midori Sour.

Midori Sour
Prep Time
5 days
Total Time
5 days
Course
Cocktail
Cuisine
cocktails
Servings
1
Calories
148
Equipment
Array
Author
Karlynn Johnston

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce Midori
  • 1 ounce Vodka
  • 1/2 ounce Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 ounce Lime Juice
  • 1 can club soda

Instructions

  1. Combine ingredients in a Boston Shaker with ice.

  2. Shake until cold and pour into a tall glass filled with ice.

  3. Top up with club soda and garnish.

Recipe Notes

You can try using melon liqueur other than Midori if desired but I don't guarantee the taste will be the same.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1g, Calories: 148kcal, Carbohydrates: 13g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 100mg, Sugar: 11g, Vitamin C: 9.7mg, Calcium: 24mg

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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