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!!!