Improved Midori Sour – Herbal Twist on the Midori Sour

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Improved Midori Sour Cocktail
Improved Midori Sour Cocktail

This isn’t a classic cocktail. It’s just a perfect cocktail. The Midori Sour is a pretty awful drink. If you google it, you’ll find many different recipes (also trying to improve it), but the official Beam Suntory recipe is half Midori and half sweet and sour mix. It comes in around 10% ABV and tastes as bad as it sounds. This late 70s drink reeks of sweaty polyester suits at studio 54 looking to fuck.

This improved one keeps the same flavor and intent as the original but isn’t as sweet, and the herbal flavors make it much more palatable.


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Improved Midori Sour

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Learn how to make the an Improved Midori Sour.


  • 2/3 oz Lemon Juice

  • 1 oz Midori

  • 1 tsp Green Chartreuse

  • 2 oz Vodka


  • Combine all ingredients in the shaker. Add ice to the shaker.
  • Vigorously shake till the shaker is ice cold and frosted.
  • Strain into glass to remove ice shards



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