How to Make a Midori Sour

Whether you are craving a sweet-sour cocktail or trying to wind down your summer, here is a perfect Midori sour recipe for you. It is very simple to make and does not require any special utensils or ingredients to prepare. Midori sour tastes a little like sour melon candy and is a perfect substitute for fruity drinks.

The traditional procedure to prepare this perfect sweet and sour combination is to shake it vigorously on some ice and strain it into a highball or rock glass. However, you can prepare it on the rocks with fine quality vodka as well. Whichever method you prefer, Midori sour has its own unique taste and can be increasingly refreshing.

Try this wonderful Midori Sour recipe next time and let your guests and family members rave about it for months to come.

Prep time: 3 min
Cook time: nil
Total time: 3 min
Yield: 1 glass
Utensils: cocktail shaker, rock glass

Midori melon liqueur: 1 ½ ounces
Premium vodka (optional): 1 ounce
Sour mix: 2 ounces
Lime juice: 1 ½ ounces
Sprite: 1 ounce
Maraschino cherry (for garnishing): 1
Ice cubes: 3 to 4


  • 1

    Pour 1 ½ ounces of Midori melon liqueur into a cocktail shaker.

  • 2

    Add in 1 ounce of premium vodka, 2 ounces of sour mix and 1 ½ ounces of lime juice to the shaker.

  • 3

    Seal the cocktail shaker and shake it quickly for 5 to 10 seconds.

  • 4

    Place 3 to 4 ice cubes in a rock or high-ball glass and pour in the liquor mixture.

  • 5

    Now splash the drink with 1 ounce of sprite and garnish with one fresh maraschino cherry.

  • 6

    Your refreshing Midori Sour is ready to be served immediately!

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