Midori Sour Recipe

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Midori Sour Recipe

A Midori Sour is a mix of citrusy and fruity melon notes atop a fizzy vodka drink. It’s mostly reminiscent of the taste of a melon Jolly Rancher, offering a perfect balance of sweetness and sourness. It’s super easy to prepare and is a delight to serve at your next party!

For more fruity drinks to serve for said party, try making this Jolly Rancher Drink!

What’s in This Midori Sour

This delightful drink is a popular cocktail that can be ordered from bars that have Midori. If you’ve made vodka sour before, the only difference is the addition of Midori into the mix. The Midori adds a touch of sweetness and melon flavor to balance out any sour notes.

Here are the sour ingredients you would need for the recipe:

  • Vodka – The main alcohol of the drink.
  • Lemon juice – To give the drink some tartness and sourness.
  • Lime juice – For a different citrusy dimension.
  • Midori – To add that special melon-flavored fruitiness.
  • Club soda – To balance out all the flavors and add more fizziness.
  • Lemon wheel – To add another touch of color, and for garnish. Lime wheels and cherries are also great alternatives.

How to Make Midori Sour

how to make midori sour, bartender pouring alcohol into a jigger while making midori sour

Making this tangy green cocktail is incredibly easy. The ingredients aren’t really that hard to gather, so we’re sure you can do this with ease. Without further ado, this is how to make a Midori Sour.

  1. Grab a Collins glass and fill it with ice.
  2. Add in the lemon and lime juices, vodka, and Midori to the glass and stir to combine.
  3. Fill to the top with soda water.
  4. Garnish with a lemon wheel, serve and enjoy!

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Alcohol Is Midori?

Midori is a melon-flavor liqueur that’s bright green in color. It’s originally from the Japanese alcohol company Suntory, and it’s made from brandy, sugar, and a neutral grain spirit.


How To Make Midori Sour

Enjoy a refreshing sour cocktail with this Midori sour! The melon-flavored Midori pairs deliciously with vodka and lemon and lime juices.

Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 5 mins
Total: 10 mins


  • 1 oz midori
  • 1 oz vodka
  • ½ oz lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • ½ oz lime juice, freshly squeezed
  • club soda, to top
  • lemon wheel, or lime, for garnish


  1. Add the Midori, vodka and lemon and lime juices to a Collins glass with ice.
  2. Stir to combine, then top with the soda water.
  3. Garnish with a lemon wheel.


  • Sugar: 11g
  • :
  • Calcium: 3mg
  • Calories: 148kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 13g
  • Fat: 1g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Potassium: 31mg
  • Protein: 1g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Sodium: 1mg
  • Vitamin A: 8IU
  • Vitamin C: 10mg
Nutrition Disclaimer
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This Midori sour cocktail is a sure hit with its elegant and fresh twist on the classic vodka sour. The citrus notes from both the lemon and the lime complement the sweet and fruity melon flavor from the Midori. Serve at your next Friday night party, and enjoy!
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