Food & Drink

The Neon-Green Midori Sour is Super-Fun and Surprisingly Tasty

Born in the 1970s—by no means a Golden Age for US cocktail culture—the Midori Sour has, somewhat surprisingly, stood the test of time. How has it overcome it’s disco-era roots? (The drink debuted at Studio 54 in 1978, true story.) Because it’s an easy-to-make, well-balanced blend of lime, lemon, and vodka. It also doesn’t hurt that it’s an eye-catching, conversation-starting neon green—thanks to the Midori, a Japanese liqueur infused with muskmelon, which is similar to honeydew.

Here’s how to make it:

Ingredients |

  • 1 oz vodka
  • 1 oz Midori
  • .5 oz fresh lime juice
  • .5 oz fresh lemon juice
  • Club soda, to top
  • Lemon wedge, for garnish

Method |

  • Fill a Collins glass with ice.
  • Add vodka, Midori, lime juice and lemon juice, and stir well.
  • Top with soda and garnish with a lemon wedge.