The Midori Sour cocktail is one of those drinks that you might think you know and enjoy but will ultimately leave you with raised eyebrows when you find out you’ve been drinking it wrong the whole time.
Don’t get me wrong, the main advantage of choosing a Midori Sour is to benefit from the beautiful melon freshness that the Midori liqueur imparts, so although the vast majority of these cocktails are served with a sour mix, it doesn’t detract too much from the overall drinking experience.
To fully appreciate this cocktail however, you must tackle one of the most controversial ingredients in cocktail making today, which means doing away with the sour mix and making your Midori Sour with egg white. Using egg white not only gives your Midori sour an air of authenticity, as it is used in almost all sour recipes, it will also transform your cocktail into a smooth, velvety drink which is striking to the eye thanks to the glossy green sheen that coats the glass and ice cubes.
How to Make a Midori Sour Cocktail
Midori Sour Recipe
- 50ml Midori Liqueur
- 1 Egg White
- 10Ml Fresh Lemon Juice
- 5ml Sugar Syrup
- 1 Maraschino Cherry
Midori Sour Cocktail Equipment
Making a Midori Sour Cocktail Instructions
1. Add ice cubes to your old fashioned glass to allow it to chill
2. Add ice cubes to your shaker
3. Measure out all the ingredients into your cocktail shaker using the jigger
4. Shake well for 15 seconds
5. Dispose of the ice in your old fashioned glass
6. Add crushed ice to your old fashioned glass
7. Pour your cocktail into the old fashioned glass using the strainer
8. Pierce your Maraschino cherry with a cocktail stick and place it into the drink.
Midori Sour Mocktail Recipe
The awesome thing about liqueur based cocktails is that there is always a non-alcoholic syrup that you can use. A good substitute for Midori is available in the form of this Amoretti Premium Syrup.
Unfortunately you will have to forego the egg white with this recipe as you will find that the syrup is so concentrated it means that only a small amount should be used. For the main body of the drink you should use Sprite.
The Midori Sour Mocktail is built in exactly the same way as its alcoholic counterpart meaning all you need to worry about is finding the right mixture to suit your taste buds. Something like this should be a good starting place;
- 30ml Sprite
- 10ml Amoretti Premium Syrup
- 10ml Fresh Lemon Juice
- 1 Maraschino Cherry
Midori Sour Variations and Tips
Midori Sour follows in the footsteps of other sour drinks, all of which bring something fresh and exciting to your palate. Pretty much anything can be made into a sour but to start with I would suggest trying the classic Whisky Sour or alternatively, the extremely popular Amaretto Sour which delivers a delicious, warming taste of Almonds.
Midori Sours are often seen served in a variety of ways and everyone seems to have their own recipe for the perfect Midori Sour. Gin, as is the case with most of the trendier drinks nowadays, is added to provide a contemporary twist, whilst Vodka (of course) can be found in many variations.
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