Midori Fizz

If you’re not familiar with Midori, it is a melon-flavored, grass-green liqueur. What I didn’t know, is that Midori is the Japanese word for green, and it was manufactured only in Japan until 1987, according to Wikipedia.

It’s a sweet liqueur, so it needs to be diluted with fizzy liquids, which can include club soda, Prosecco, tonic water or, my favorite – Fresca!

If you’re a martini lover, midori can be mixed with lemon juice and vodka, shaken with ice and strained.

Sweet and sour mix can also be used as a mixer, but something like lime juice is required to cut the sweetness. And lastly, Midori can be turned into an adult slushy for a seriously refreshing summer drink. So many options.

All I’m doing today is mixing Midori with Fresca. It’s a bubbly grapefruit soda that I use a lot, even in sangria. So it didn’t take much brainpower to or the skills of a mixologist to create this combination, but just in case you haven’t discovered Midori, I wanted to post on it.

And that’s it! I do about a 50-50 mixture of Midori and Fresca, but that can be adjusted of course.

Of course ice cubes can also be added to the Midori Fizz.

If you love the taste of sweet melon, you will love Midori!

I posted on a Pimm’s float before, and now I’m thinking about a Midori float!!! Yes!!!

By Published On: June 5th, 201860 Comments

About the Author: Chef Mimi

As a self-taught home cook, with many years in the culinary profession, I am passionate about all things food-related. Especially eating!

60 Comments

  1. Eugenia June 5, 2018 at 6:19 AM - Reply

    Such a great colour!

    • chef mimi June 5, 2018 at 7:30 AM - Reply

      That’s probably why i was drawn to it in the first place!

  2. Bill June 5, 2018 at 7:28 AM - Reply

    What an interesting combination! I want to say the only way I’ve had Midori was with Cointreau, but that’s been a while. Fresca, genius.

    • chef mimi June 5, 2018 at 7:30 AM - Reply

      Wow! That would be really sweet!

  3. David June 5, 2018 at 8:33 AM - Reply

    I completely agree – it is so sweet, that it needs to be diluted! We use soda water and lemon juice – so I imagine soda water and grapefruit juice would work really well! What amazes me is that green

    • chef mimi June 5, 2018 at 8:40 AM - Reply

      LOVE that green!

  4. Craving4More June 5, 2018 at 9:20 AM - Reply

    It’s so bright and beautiful!!!

    • chef mimi June 5, 2018 at 9:25 AM - Reply

      I know. Love that color!

  5. Great pictures! I have never tried it but love the color. I like the idea of a summer drink.

    • chef mimi June 5, 2018 at 9:57 AM - Reply

      I know – I love the color!

  6. Tasty Eats Ronit Penso June 5, 2018 at 10:14 AM - Reply

    I also find Midori (and most liqueurs) to be too sweet, so love the idea of diluting it this way. The cocktail looks very refreshing. Perfect for a summer day. :)

    • chef mimi June 17, 2018 at 9:47 AM - Reply

      It’s definitely not too sweet diluted with club soda and served with ice, but I know what you mean. I don’t like oversweet anything!

  7. Gary June 5, 2018 at 2:17 PM - Reply

    I wish I could drink alcohol. I feel like I’m missing a dimension of life. The colour of this drink is amazing.

    • chef mimi June 17, 2018 at 9:46 AM - Reply

      Oh, I wish I didn’t like it so much! Maybe there’s a melon syrup out there somewhere?

      • Gaz June 17, 2018 at 3:24 PM

        😃 sounds good to me

  8. Liz Berg June 5, 2018 at 4:00 PM - Reply

    The color is amazing! I bet it’s delicious, too!

    • chef mimi June 5, 2018 at 5:31 PM - Reply

      If you love melon flavor!

  9. this sounds so refreshing! i didn’t realize how sweet midori was and just tried a sip plain, and it was a bit much lol. cutting it with a bit of fresca sounds like a smart idea (:

    • chef mimi June 5, 2018 at 9:55 PM - Reply

      You just tried it? Cool! It’s lovely, but definitely sweet. Club soda is a good mixer.

  10. Tandy | Lavender and Lime June 5, 2018 at 11:01 PM - Reply

    I haven’t seen Fresca in years.

    • chef mimi June 6, 2018 at 9:15 AM - Reply

      I remember it in the 60’s, but it’s had a resurgence, thanks to me!!!

  11. Sherry Mackay June 5, 2018 at 11:10 PM - Reply

    so so pretty in green. not sure i would like melon liqueur but it looks good. what is fresca? cheers sherry

    • chef mimi June 6, 2018 at 9:14 AM - Reply

      I think if you love melons, you’d love this, but who knows?!!

  12. grumpytyke June 6, 2018 at 9:15 AM - Reply

    For all those who are attracted to the green a great refresher is freshly squeezed juice of a lemon, whizzed with mint leaves and and a little sugar (to taste), diluted with mineral water (I think similar to what you are calling club soda) and poured over ice. We drink gallons of it, literally, in 40degC Romanian summers.

    • chef mimi June 6, 2018 at 9:16 AM - Reply

      Wow, that is hot! This is alcoholic, however, which wouldn’t work well as gallons!

      • grumpytyke June 6, 2018 at 9:45 AM

        Of course you are right, but alcohol doesn’t go down too well in that sort of heat, at least not for me. I was interested to learn of Midori; I’d never heard of it before. Something more I’ e learned from your blog, thank you.

      • chef mimi June 6, 2018 at 9:51 AM

        That’s what I was saying – not something to drink all day in the heat!!! I couldn’t do it on a cold day!!!

  13. the drunken cyclist June 6, 2018 at 9:38 AM - Reply

    While I do not often wade into cocktails, this one certainly looks fun and tasty!

    • chef mimi June 6, 2018 at 9:43 AM - Reply

      Definitely not a glass of wine!

  14. kitchenriffs June 6, 2018 at 10:11 AM - Reply

    Love the color! And a fizz is such a nice summer drink. I don’t actually have Midori on hand — need to get some. So I can make this. :-) Thanks!

    • chef mimi June 6, 2018 at 10:20 AM - Reply

      You’ll love it. I think. If you love the taste of melons!

  15. cookingwithauntjuju.com June 6, 2018 at 10:34 AM - Reply

    I’m thinkin’ St. Pat’s Day!

    • chef mimi June 6, 2018 at 11:08 AM - Reply

      Exactly!

  16. Greg Henry (@sippitysup) June 6, 2018 at 3:00 PM - Reply

    Well it certainly loos beautiful in your garden. GREG

    • chef mimi June 6, 2018 at 5:26 PM - Reply

      Thank you!

  17. Culinary Flavors June 7, 2018 at 2:37 AM - Reply

    What a stunning color! I will have to search it in the Asian store! Looks fantastic!

    • chef mimi June 7, 2018 at 8:22 AM - Reply

      If you love melon flavor, you’ll love this!

  18. Karin, theaustriandish June 7, 2018 at 3:12 AM - Reply

    That looks fancy! Thanks for sharing this!

    • chef mimi June 7, 2018 at 8:21 AM - Reply

      Just pretty!

  19. Ron June 7, 2018 at 12:42 PM - Reply

    Wow, do they still make Fresca? Haven’t had it in years. Used to love it with gin, a F&T if you will. Midori is a beautiful colored liqueur with a wonderfully summertime taste.

    • chef mimi June 7, 2018 at 12:59 PM - Reply

      Yes, it’s so good. I remember Fresca in the 60’s! But yes, it’s still around. If i want a refreshing cocktail I’ll make a vodka Fresca!

  20. Our Growing Paynes June 8, 2018 at 9:10 AM - Reply

    Ooh, I think I have midori. Woot!

    • chef mimi June 8, 2018 at 10:03 AM - Reply

      Yay!

  21. Sissi June 8, 2018 at 10:51 AM - Reply

    Your drink looks irresistible! It’s so hot here, apéritif time is approaching…. I wish I had midori at home!

    • chef mimi June 8, 2018 at 12:54 PM - Reply

      I wish you did, too!

  22. David @ Spiced June 10, 2018 at 7:16 AM - Reply

    What an interesting summer drink idea, Mimi! I would never have thought about pairing this with Fresca, but it makes perfect sense with the flavors. I’m not sure I’ve ever had Midori, so I’ll have a grab a bottle next time I’m in the liquor store. Looks delicious!

    • chef mimi June 10, 2018 at 7:22 AM - Reply

      You could always start with club soda or even sparkling water, but Midori definitely needs to be diluted!

  23. Loretta June 10, 2018 at 1:46 PM - Reply

    Such a gorgeous and refreshing green! Wow, reading the description, I’m sure gonna love it. Cheers!

    • chef mimi June 11, 2018 at 6:43 AM - Reply

      It’s really tasty!

  24. Healthy World Cuisine June 10, 2018 at 8:14 PM - Reply

    Perfect little summer fizzy drink! My dear friend from Japan is Midori-san and she is sweet and bubbly too, just like your cocktail.

    • chef mimi June 11, 2018 at 6:40 AM - Reply

      Oh, that’s a lovely name! You moved from Japan, right?

  25. Jeff the Chef June 10, 2018 at 9:32 PM - Reply

    I had no idea that Fresca is still available!

    • chef mimi June 11, 2018 at 6:38 AM - Reply

      I think I single handledly cause a resurgence of the stuff! And then turned it on to all of my friends. It’s really good in sangria, too! And mixed with vodka.

  26. Angela@grapegravy​ June 11, 2018 at 1:08 AM - Reply

    That sounds wonderful! I have not had Midori in years. I used to have it in melon margaritas.

    • chef mimi June 11, 2018 at 6:37 AM - Reply

      Oh, now that sounds good!

  27. nahdalaskitchen June 18, 2018 at 2:40 PM - Reply

    Great combo, I can almost taste it already~! I will give a shot next weekend :) I remember being absolutely terrified of the stuff back when I was waitressing myself through university – our barkeep had the liqueur’y stuff sorted by color and the Midori was nestled right between two acid green bottles, one Absinthe and one terrible mint number nobody ever touched with a ten-foot pole after their first whiff of the stuff. All three of them went into the same cocktail with apple juice. Needless to say I gave Midori a wide berth for quite some time until I was served a Midori Sour Sorbet during a fancy dinner – I have a bottle of Midori in the booze cabinet ever since~

    • chef mimi June 18, 2018 at 5:42 PM - Reply

      What a great story! You should make that sorbet, it sounds good! Midori is so sweet, but with the ice and bubbly club soda (or whatever) it’s refreshing!

  28. Kelly, RD July 3, 2018 at 12:03 AM - Reply

    I have completely forgotten about Midori! I had a frothy honeydew melon, vodka, Midori smoothie type drink poolside once and I thought it was the best thing I’d ever tasted! I also love Fresca which is a bit of a throwback, as I probably haven’t had that since I was a teen!

    • chef mimi July 3, 2018 at 1:26 PM - Reply

      I remember it in the 60’s because it was the first soda pop my mother ever bought!

  29. Kelly, RD July 4, 2018 at 4:06 PM - Reply

    I love grapefruit flavor anything! I’ll have to buy some soon and see if I like it as much as I remember!

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