The Midori Sour is a classic cocktail that has been enjoyed for decades. It is a refreshing and sweet drink that is perfect for warm weather or a night out with friends. So if you are looking to be at the top of everyones list this summer, make sure to serve this Midori Sour Recipe!
is a cocktail made with Midori liqueur, lemon juice, tonic water, & a sweetener such as simple syrup or sour mix. The cocktail was first introduced in the 1970s when Midori, a melon-flavored liqueur, was first launched. The Midori Sour quickly became popular due to its unique taste and bright green color.
The Midori Sour is a sweet and tangy cocktail that is perfect for those who enjoy fruity drinks.
The Midori liqueur adds a distinct melon flavor, while the lemon juice provides a sour kick. The sweetener balances out the sourness, creating a perfectly balanced cocktail.
The key ingredient in the Midori Sour is the Midori liqueur. This liqueur is made from a blend of Japanese melons, primarily musk melon. It has a sweet, fruity flavor that pairs well with the tartness of lemon juice.
I replaced the tonic water with sprite to highlight the fresh lemon & lime juice even more while adding a sweet and bubbly twist!
The use of the green apple jolly ranchers around the rim is 100% optional, although I strongly recommend it! They bring another level of sweetness & a slight sourness to top the whole drink off perfectly!
Begin by rimming your glass with crushed green apple Jolly Ranchers. To do this, place the Jolly Ranchers in a plastic bag and crush them using a rolling pin. Dip the rim of the glass in honey, and then dip it into the crushed Jolly Ranchers until the rim is coated.
In a shaker, combine the Midori liqueur, fresh lemon & lime juice, and simple syrup or sour mix. Add ice and shake vigorously for about 20 seconds.
Strain the mixture into the prepared glass filled with ice. Top off the cocktail with Sprite.