Japanese Slipper
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Japanese Slipper
Cocktail recipe

Rating

4.56 / 5
A subtle blend of Midori melon liqueur with Cointreau and lemon juice, the Japanese Slipper mixes sweet and tart flavours for a perfect before-dinner drink. A subtle blend of Midori melon liqueur with Cointreau and lemon juice, the Japanese Slipper mixes sweet and tart flavours for a perfect before-dinner drink.
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1984
Base ingredient
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Triple Sec
Garnish
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Cocktail cherry
Alcohol content
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20% | 1.8 units *
Details
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Classic
Shaken

Cocktail glass

Ingredients

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Serves:
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Cocktail Colin says:

5/5

The Japanese Slipper is a delightful concoction that artfully balances the melon's lush sweetness with the zesty sharpness of lemon juice, countered by Triple Sec's smooth citrus undertone. Not only visually appealing with its bright, inviting color, but its taste also offers a refreshing tartness that complements its subtle alcohol warmth, making it an ideal aperitif.

Method
How to make a Japanese Slipper

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add all the ingredients together in a cocktail shaker and shake until the outside of the shaker becomes slightly frosted
Strain into a cocktail glass
Garnish with a maraschino cherry in the middle of the cocktail glass and serve

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

·  Shake  ·  Strain  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

ORIGINS_HISTORY

What is the origin of the Japanese Slipper cocktail?

The Japanese Slipper was created in 1984 by Jean-Paul Bourguignon at Mietta's Restaurant in Melbourne, Australia. It quickly became popular for its sweet, citrus flavor and vibrant green color.

FAQ

Why is it called a Japanese Slipper?

The name 'Japanese Slipper' is thought to be inspired by the cocktail's bright green color, reminiscent of Japanese fashion and design, particularly the traditional footwear. It does not, however, have any specific ingredients from Japan.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I make a Japanese Slipper without alcohol?

Yes, a non-alcoholic version of the Japanese Slipper can be made by substituting the alcoholic ingredients with non-alcoholic Triple Sec and melon syrup. Lemon juice remains the same. However, this will alter the taste and alcohol content significantly.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

What is the best way to serve a Japanese Slipper?

The best way to serve a Japanese Slipper is chilled in a cocktail glass. It should be shaken well with ice and then strained into the glass to ensure it is cold and has a smooth texture. Garnishing with a maraschino cherry or a slice of lemon can add to its appeal.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in a Japanese Slipper compare to other cocktails?

With an alcohol content of around 20%, the Japanese Slipper is considered to have a moderate strength in comparison to other cocktails. Many classic cocktails have higher alcohol content, whereas fruity or longer drinks often have lower alcohol content. It's suitable for those who enjoy a balanced cocktail that is neither too strong nor too weak.

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