How to Make a Midori Sour Cocktail

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If you’re looking for a fun and refreshing cocktail to enjoy on a warm summer day, look no further than the Midori Sour. This bright green concoction is made with the popular melon liqueur, Midori, and a tangy sour mix, giving it a perfect balance of sweetness and tartness. The combination of honeydew melon, lemon and lime flavors in this cocktail recipe provides a zesty kick that will keep you coming back for more. 

How to Make a Midori Sour Cocktail

The Midori Sour is not only delicious but also visually appealing, with its vibrant green hue standing out in any setting. Whether you’re hosting a backyard barbecue or simply looking to unwind after a long day, this cocktail is sure to impress.

Why We Love a Midori Sour Cocktail

We love a Midori Sour cocktail for so many reasons. The refreshing and tangy flavor of the drink makes it perfect for a hot summer day or a fun night out with friends. The bright green color of the Midori liqueur adds a fun and festive element to any gathering, and the sweet and sour taste is irresistible. The combination of Midori, sweet and sour mix, and a splash of lime juice creates a well-balanced and delicious cocktail that is both easy to drink and enjoyable for any occasion. It’s also a versatile drink that can be made in a variety of ways to suit different preferences, whether you prefer it more sweet or more tart. And let’s not forget the iconic garnish of a cherry or a slice of orange, adding a pop of color and a little extra sweetness to each sip. Overall, the Midori Sour cocktail is a beloved drink for its refreshing flavor, bright green color, and its ability to bring a little bit of fun to any gathering. 

How to Make a Midori Sour


  • Midori
  • Sour Mix
  • Vodka
  • Lime Juice
  • Sparkling Water
  • Ice


Step 1: Fill a tall cocktail glass with ice.

Step 2: Pour in sour mix, lime juice, vodka, and Midori. Stir well.

Step 3: Top with sparkling water, and give a gentle stir.

Step 4: Garnish with a maraschino cherry and a fresh lime slice.

How to Make a Midori Sour Cocktail

Midori Sour Recipe FAQ

What is Midori?

Midori is a vibrant and refreshing Japanese liqueur that is crafted from the finest yuzu and other citrus fruits. This versatile spirit is the perfect addition to any cocktail, adding a burst of zesty flavor and a vibrant green hue. It is commonly used in cocktails such as the Midori Sour and the Tokyo Tea, and its unique flavor profile makes it a favorite among mixologists and cocktail enthusiasts. In addition to being a popular ingredient in cocktails, Midori can also be enjoyed on its own over ice or as a flavorful addition to a glass of sparkling water. Its subtly sweet and tangy taste makes it a great option for those who enjoy a refreshing and fruity drink. Whether sipped on its own or used to create a delicious cocktail, Midori is the ideal choice for anyone looking to add a touch of Japanese flair and flavor to their drinking experience, and often is considered to have a flavor similar to honeydew melon.

Can I substitute any ingredients in a Midori Sour cocktail recipe?

While the traditional recipe calls for Midori melon liqueur, lemon juice, and soda water, you can experiment with different citrus juices or sweeteners to suit your taste. We use lime juice instead of lemon, since our sour mix has plenty of lemon flavor.

How to Make a Midori Sour Cocktail

What can I pair a Midori Sour cocktail with?

The sweet and fruity flavor of a Midori Sour pairs well with light and fresh dishes, such as salads, seafood, or grilled chicken. It may also complement spicy or Asian-inspired cuisines.

How to make a pitcher of Midori Sours for a party?

To make a pitcher of Midori Sours, simply multiply the ingredients for a single cocktail by the number of servings you need, mix them in a large container, and serve over ice.

What is the best occasion to enjoy a Midori Sour cocktail?

The sweet and refreshing nature of a Midori Sour makes it a great drink for summer gatherings or parties, and the bright green color makes it perfect for festive occasions like St. Patrick’s Day.

How to Make a Midori Sour Cocktail

You might also like these other fun cocktails-

Our Tipsy Mermaid Cocktail is another fun and bright cocktail.

Our Simply Limeade Margarita is a super easy and refreshing drink.

For vodka sour fans, try our Cherry Vodka Sour!

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How to Make a Midori Sour

How to Make a Midori Sour

Quench your thirst with the tantalizing taste of a homemade Midori Sour. With just a few simple ingredients and easy-to-follow steps, you can craft this cocktail masterpiece right at home.


  • 1 ½ ounces midori 
  • 1 ounce vodka
  • 1 ounce sour mix
  • ½ ounce lime juice
  • Sparkling water to top
  • Ice to fill the glass
  • Maraschino cherries and fresh lime slices for garnish


    1. Fill a tall cocktail glass with ice.
    2. Pour in sour mix, lime juice, vodka, and Midori. Stir well.
    3. Top with sparkling water, and give a gentle stir.
    4. Garnish with a maraschino cherry and a fresh lime slice.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 385

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