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!!!
Such a great colour!
That’s probably why i was drawn to it in the first place!
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.
Wow! That would be really sweet!
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
LOVE that green!
It’s so bright and beautiful!!!
I know. Love that color!
Great pictures! I have never tried it but love the color. I like the idea of a summer drink.
I know – I love the color!
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. :)
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!
I wish I could drink alcohol. I feel like I’m missing a dimension of life. The colour of this drink is amazing.
Oh, I wish I didn’t like it so much! Maybe there’s a melon syrup out there somewhere?
😃 sounds good to me
The color is amazing! I bet it’s delicious, too!
If you love melon flavor!
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 (:
You just tried it? Cool! It’s lovely, but definitely sweet. Club soda is a good mixer.
I haven’t seen Fresca in years.
I remember it in the 60’s, but it’s had a resurgence, thanks to me!!!
so so pretty in green. not sure i would like melon liqueur but it looks good. what is fresca? cheers sherry
I think if you love melons, you’d love this, but who knows?!!
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.
Wow, that is hot! This is alcoholic, however, which wouldn’t work well as gallons!
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.
That’s what I was saying – not something to drink all day in the heat!!! I couldn’t do it on a cold day!!!
While I do not often wade into cocktails, this one certainly looks fun and tasty!
Definitely not a glass of wine!
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!
You’ll love it. I think. If you love the taste of melons!
I’m thinkin’ St. Pat’s Day!
Well it certainly loos beautiful in your garden. GREG
What a stunning color! I will have to search it in the Asian store! Looks fantastic!
If you love melon flavor, you’ll love this!
That looks fancy! Thanks for sharing this!
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.
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!
Ooh, I think I have midori. Woot!
Your drink looks irresistible! It’s so hot here, apéritif time is approaching…. I wish I had midori at home!
I wish you did, too!
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!
You could always start with club soda or even sparkling water, but Midori definitely needs to be diluted!
Such a gorgeous and refreshing green! Wow, reading the description, I’m sure gonna love it. Cheers!
It’s really tasty!
Perfect little summer fizzy drink! My dear friend from Japan is Midori-san and she is sweet and bubbly too, just like your cocktail.
Oh, that’s a lovely name! You moved from Japan, right?
I had no idea that Fresca is still available!
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.
That sounds wonderful! I have not had Midori in years. I used to have it in melon margaritas.
Oh, now that sounds good!
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~
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!
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!
I remember it in the 60’s because it was the first soda pop my mother ever bought!
I love grapefruit flavor anything! I’ll have to buy some soon and see if I like it as much as I remember!