Midori Sour
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Midori Sour
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Rating

3.94 / 5
The Midori Sour is a vibrant and refreshingly sweet cocktail that combines the unique melon flavor of Midori liqueur with the tartness of lime juice and the complexity of sour ... more The Midori Sour is a vibrant and refreshingly sweet cocktail that combines the unique melon flavor of Midori liqueur with the tartness of lime juice and the complexity of sour mix. This cocktail is typically served in a whisky glass, presenting a colorful presentation that's both eye-catching and flavorful. The added touch of lemon-lime soda provides a bubbly effervescence and a balance to the cocktail's sweetness, making it a popular choice among those who enjoy fruity and tangy drinks. A maraschino cherry often garnishes the drink, adding an extra hint of sweetness and a classic cocktail finish.
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Base ingredient
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Melon liqueur
Garnish
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Cocktail cherry
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6% | 0.9 units *

Whisky glass

Ingredients

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Cocktail Colin says:

4/5

Midori Sour perfectly captures the essence of melon with a sweet-and-sour profile, enhanced by a fizzy hint of lemon-lime soda. It’s a visually appealing and refreshingly sweet cocktail ideal for those who enjoy fruity beverages.

Method
How to make a Midori Sour

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add all the ingredients except the soda in a rocks glass with ice and stir
Top with the soda, garnish with a maraschino cherry, and serve

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

·  Stir  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

What can I use instead of Melon liqueur if I can't find Midori for my Midori Sour?

If you can't find Midori for your Midori Sour, you can substitute it with another brand of melon liqueur, such as Bols Melon or DeKuyper Melon. For a non-liqueur option, try blending fresh, ripe honeydew melon with a touch of simple syrup or using a melon-flavored syrup, though these alternatives may alter the drink's alcoholic content and taste profile.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Is it crucial that the Midori Sour isn't shaken, and why is it only stirred?

The Midori Sour calls for stirring instead of shaking to gently combine the ingredients without diluting the drink too much. Shaking can introduce too much air and water, potentially making the drink too watery and affecting its vibrant green color. Stirring preserves the intended flavor and appearance of the cocktail.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What are some garnishing tips for a Midori Sour to enhance its appearance?

To garnish a Midori Sour, consider adding a slice of lime or lemon on the rim of the glass, or a cherry dropped into the drink for a pop of color. Using a skewer to add a melon ball or two can also complement the melon flavor and visually elevate the cocktail.

NON_ALCOHOLIC_VARIATIONS

How can I make a non-alcoholic version of a Midori Sour?

For a non-alcoholic Midori Sour, replace the melon liqueur with a melon-flavored syrup or cordial, and use a non-alcoholic sour mix. Omit the lemon-lime soda for a less sweet version or keep it for the fizzy texture. Adjust quantities to taste, ensuring the mocktail retains the characteristic sweet and sour balance.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve a Midori Sour to impress my guests?

Serve a Midori Sour in a well-chilled whisky glass to keep it cold longer. Adding a large ice cube instead of crushed ice can minimize dilution while maintaining the cocktail's temperature. Present with the recommended garnishes, and consider serving alongside small, skewered melon balls as a refreshing pre-drink appetizer.

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