Midori Melon Liqueur
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March 2007

Product Reviews / Main Nibbles / Cocktails

Green Cocktail Recipes With Midori® Melon Liqueur

Enjoy The “Drinking O’ The Green” With Some Cross-Cultural Mixology


Midori Melon Liqueur is delicious, and deliciously green when you need a celebratory green cocktail.

Developed by Suntory*, the liqueur was launched in the United States in 1978 at a monster party at Studio 54 (then the world’s most famous nightclub) attended by the stars of that year’s hot movie, Saturday Night Fever, including the young John Travolta. Almost 30 years later, Midori has proved its staying (alive) power.

*In addition to Suntory Beer, the company owns Ballantine’s, Jack Daniel’s, The Macallan, Glenfiddich, Kahlùa, Campari, Bordeaux’s Château Beychevelle and numerous other beer, sake, wine and spirit brands.

To enjoy a green Champagne for St. Patrick’s Day, add a 1/2 ounce of Midori to the bottom of a Champagne flute and pour the Champagne on top. Don’t stir—it breaks the bubbles.

Midori Cosmopolitan


Ingredients Per Cocktail

  • 3/4 oz Midori

  • 2 oz  citrus vodka

  • Splash of white cranberry juice

  • Berries or green fruit to garnish


  • Shake and strain into a chilled glass.
  • Add an optional curly lime peel garnish.
Green Cosmopolitan
Midori Cosmopolitan: The famous pink cosmo goes green for St. Patrick’s Day.

Midori Lagoon



  • ½ part Midori

  • ¾ part classic golden rum

  • ½ part fresh orange juice

  • Curled lime peel to garnish


  • Pour into a tall glass over ice.

Midori Cocktail - Lagoon
Midori Lagoon.

Midori Melon Bomb


  • ½ part Midori

  • ¾ part golden rum

  • ½ part fresh orange juice

  • Garnish with a lemon or lime


  • Pour into a tall glass over ice.




Midori Melon Bomb
Midori Melon Bomb.

Midori Sour



  • 1 part Midori

  • 4 parts sour mix

  • Garnish with melon balls


  • Serve in a rocks glass over ice.


Midori Sour
Midori Sour.

Q. F. Shooter



  • 2/3 ounce Midori
  • 1/3 ounce Irish Cream Liqueur


  • Layer, pouring the Midori in first. The liqueur will float on the top.


Q.F. Shooter

Q. F. Shooter.