Green Lagoon
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Green Lagoon
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The Green Lagoon is a vibrant cocktail that offers a sweet and citrusy flavor profile. It combines the clear, smooth taste of vodka with the sweet and fruity notes of ... more The Green Lagoon is a vibrant cocktail that offers a sweet and citrusy flavor profile. It combines the clear, smooth taste of vodka with the sweet and fruity notes of melon liqueur, typically Midori, which gives the drink its characteristic green hue. The addition of lemonade contributes a crisp, refreshing tang, while a touch of lime cordial adds an extra zesty kick. Served in a highball glass over ice, this cocktail is visually appealing with its bright color and is often garnished with a slice of lime to accentuate its fresh, summery vibe. The Green Lagoon is a popular choice for those who enjoy sweet cocktails with a touch of tartness and a playful presentation.
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10% | 1.8 units *

Highball glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Green Lagoon

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Fill a highball glass with ice and add one shot of vodka, one shot of Midori, a dash of lime cordial and four shots of lemonade
Stir gently
Garnish with a slice of lime and serve

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Highball  ·  Dash  ·  Stir  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How do I properly stir the Green Lagoon cocktail to ensure the flavors are well blended?

To properly stir the Green Lagoon cocktail, fill your highball glass with ice, add the vodka, melon liqueur, and lime cordial, and then top with lemonade. Use a long spoon to stir gently but thoroughly for about 15-20 seconds. This ensures the ingredients are well mixed without diluting the drink too much, maintaining its vibrant flavor.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I use something other than lime cordial if I don't have it for the Green Lagoon?

Yes, if you don't have lime cordial, you can substitute it with a mix of fresh lime juice and simple syrup. Use about half a lime squeezed for the juice and a teaspoon of simple syrup to replicate the sweet and tangy flavor of lime cordial. Adjust to taste depending on the lime's acidity and your sweetness preference.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve the Green Lagoon to impress my guests?

To impress your guests with the Green Lagoon, serve it in a chilled highball glass. Consider adding a decorative touch by garnishing with a lime wheel or a melon ball on the rim of the glass. Accompany the cocktail with a stylish straw and perhaps a small umbrella for that extra flair. Presentation matters as much as taste!

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of the Green Lagoon compare to other popular cocktails?

The Green Lagoon has an alcohol content of 10%, which makes it relatively mild compared to many classic cocktails. For instance, a Margarita typically has an alcohol content around 15-20%, and a Long Island Iced Tea can go up to 22%. This makes the Green Lagoon a great option for those who prefer a lighter cocktail.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What occasions are best suited for serving the Green Lagoon?

The Green Lagoon, with its vibrant color and refreshing taste, is perfect for summer parties, poolside lounging, or tropical-themed events. Its light alcohol content also makes it suitable for casual gatherings where guests prefer to enjoy their drinks over a longer period without the effects of higher alcohol content.

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