This isn’t a classic cocktail it’s just a really good cocktail. The Midori sour is pretty awful drink. If you google it you’ll find many different recipes for it (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 taste 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.
Improved Midori Sour ingredients:
- 60 mls (2 oz) Vodka
- 30 mls (1 oz) Midori
- 20 mls (2/3 oz) Lemon Juice
- 5 mls (1 tsp) Green Chartreuse
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
ABV = 28%
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