6 Classic Midori Cocktails

Explore a selection of the best Midori Cocktails featuring the renowned Japanese melon liqueur. These vivid green beverages are masterfully crafted and fun to make.

Midori cocktail with a sugared rim.

Embark on a tantalizing journey into the world of Midori cocktails, where vibrant neon green hues and irresistible flavors unite in a symphony of refreshment. Whether you’re a seasoned mixologist or a casual home bartender, this curated selection of Midori-infused libations promises a delightful adventure for your taste buds.

From fruity fusions to zesty concoctions, I’ve gathered the finest recipes that celebrate the unique charm of this Japanese melon liqueur. Prepare to elevate your cocktail game and savor the essence of Midori in each sip. Cheers to a kaleidoscope of flavors that will make your next gathering truly unforgettable.

Cocktails with Midori

These are the best classic Midori cocktails that are perfect for any season and many different events. Several of the cocktails use Sour Mix, which I highly recommend making on your own.

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Midori FAQS

What does Midori taste like?

Midori has a sweet and fruity flavor reminiscent of ripe honeydew melons.

What kind of alcohol is Midori?

Midori is a liqueur, and it typically has a lower alcohol by volume (ABV) compared to spirits like vodka or whiskey. It typically has an ABV of around 20-21%. This bright green liqueur is known for its sweet and fruity honeydew melon flavor, making it a popular ingredient in cocktails and mixed drinks.

 Is Midori good to drink straight?

Midori is generally not consumed straight or neat due to its sweet and intense honeydew melon flavor. It’s primarily used as a cocktail mixer to add a fruity and vibrant element to various drinks. Drinking it straight may be overly sweet and may not provide the balanced and enjoyable experience that comes from using it in cocktails.

Midori sour drink with a cherry.

Midori Sour Drink

Discover the art of crafting a Midori Sour Drink, an electrifying green cocktail bursting with the invigorating essence of melon. This version uses fresh lemon and lime just for a bold and refreshing finish.
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Course: Cocktails
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 Drink
Calories: 158kcal
Author: Aimee Mars



  • 2 ounces Midori
  • 1/2 ounce Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 ounce Lime Juice
  • splash Soda Water


  • Add the ingredients to a cocktail shaker. Pour all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker and fill the shaker with ice.
  • Shake and strain. Shake vigorously for about 10-15 seconds. This action combines the ingredients and chills the cocktail. Strain the contents of the shaker into a glass. 
  • Pour in the club soda. Top off your cocktail with some club soda for an extra splash of fizz.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 158kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0.04g | Saturated Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 0.4mg | Potassium: 31mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 8IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 0.02mg
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