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Drink Recipes

How To Make Midori Sour Cocktail Recipe

The Midori Sour is a vibrant green cocktail that was brought up in the 1970s. This cocktail went along great with the American culture during that era which was sweet and bright. The Midori is very flavourful and a huge hit for everyone who loves fruity cocktails.

Here’s What You’re Going To Need


  • Cocktail Shaker
  • Strainer
  • Jigger/Shot Glass
glass cocktail with ice, bar tools, limes, and a shaker on a table


  • Midori Liqueur
  • Cointreau Liqueur
  • Lemon Juice
  • Sugar Syrup
  • Egg White
  • Ice Cubes
  • Lemon Wheel (Garnish)

Midori Sour Drink Recipe

midori sour with two straws in the glass on a wooden table with a flower basket beside it

Midori Sour

The Midori Sour is a sweet and bright cocktail
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: midori, midori cocktail, midori sour
Servings: 1
Calories: 222kcal
Cost: $5


  • Cocktail Shaker
  • Strainer
  • Jigger/shot glass


  • 45 ml Midori Liqueur
  • 15 ml Cointreau Liqueur
  • 30 ml Lemon Juice
  • 15 ml Sugar Syrup
  • Egg White
  • Ice Cubes
  • Lemon Wheel Garnish


  • Add your Midori, Cointreau, Lemon Juice, Sugar Syrup, an Ice Cube, and Egg White to the shaker and shake for about 8 seconds.
    bartender mixing a cocktail using a shaker over top of a prep table
  • Strain into a glass filled with ice.
    The bartender strains a cocktail in a glass at a nightclub, beach, pub, restaurant
  • Add the lemon garnish and enjoy your Midori!
    midori sour with two straws in the glass on a wooden table with a flower basket beside it



Serving: 1g | Calories: 222kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 9mg | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin C: 12mg | Iron: 1mg
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History Of The Midori Sour Cocktail

The Midori Sour made its official debut in the Studio 54 nightclub. Although there were other versions before, it was not called the midori sour until they had a release party for this cocktail in the late 70s which gave way to the first wave of its popularity.

The famous cocktail got its name from the Japanese word midori, which means ‘green’ in their language, and the name of a liqueur bottle that is the main ingredient used to make the drink, followed by the sour taste produced from the juices.

picture of the midori plant

Midori Notes & F.A.Q’s

Can I add my own liquor to make the drink stronger?

Yes you can add whatever you like to the drink but the flavour of it will change completely. So we dont recommend it.

Where can I get Midori liqueur?

You should be able to find it at popular/big retail stores or you can make your own from scratch, heres a link to make your own midori liquer.

My drink is too sweet what should i do?

You can add less midori liqueur although the taste will be different. Watering it down is also an option (or try some ice).

Midori Sour Size Conversion

Do you want to make this cocktail for a party or event? We have you covered. This calculator will tell you how many millilitres you need for every ingredient. All you need to do is type the number of drinks that you would like to make in total.

Some Other Ways This Drink Is Made


This version of the cocktail uses sweet n sour mix, lemon juice, and midori liqueur for an excellent blend!

This video shows a different approach to the cocktail, creating a reconstructed version.

If you are a big fan of this cocktail then check out this video for different methods of making it! It includes different liquors like brandy, vodka, and malibu.

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