Midori Sour

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Despite my professed dislike for sour stuff, Midori Sours were probably my favorite drink when I was in my early 20’s. Well, that and a fun little drink we called bizzo and swiped over at the Phi Delt house, but that’s a story for another time. Anyway, I don’t know if I thought the neon green hue was just cool, or if was because the drink tasted like a Jolly Rancher and not actual alcohol.

Both, maybe?

Also, it’s not a super strong drink, and since it is pretty sweet, I could nurse it along for quite awhile.  Annnnnd, I could order one confidently at the bar since it was one of the only mixed drinks I was familiar with back then.

As a side note, if someone orders you something called a “Tarantula” and insists that it is not a strong drink…well, it is.  But you probably already knew that.  Yeah, a drink aficianado I was not at age 21.  Um, it’s more than a decade later and I’m still drinking stuff like marshmallow flufftinis and strawberry smackeroos, okay?

Anyway, in the spirit of finding something green to imbibe for St. Patrick’s Day, I went back to my trusty old friend Midori.

Midori Sour
  • 3 ounces Midori liqueur
  • 3 ounces lemon juice (freshly squeezed is best)
  • 2 tablespoons simple syrup*
  • ice cubes
  • marischino cherries
  1. *To make your simple syrup, bring 2 cups of plain cold tap water to a boil. Stir in 2 cups of plain granulated sugar. Turn the heat to low and stir constantly until the sugar dissolves completely. Let the syrup cool to room temperature, then pour into a clean glass jar and store in the refrigerator.
  2. Fill an old-fashioned glass with ice cubes. Add remaining ingredients and stir. Garnish with a marischino cherry.


  1. Chandra@the plaid and paisley kitchen

    I think fun fruity drinks are the best to drink!!! I love the green hue for St Paddy’s Day!!! Just might have to make one or three of these! = )

  2. Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking

    What a delicious and refreshing looking drink! Love the bright green – super festive for next week’s holiday! 😉

  3. Shirley


  4. Ashley

    Bear with me today, guys…there is something wrong with my site today and I’m working to get it fixed. Happy Friday!

  5. amy @ fearless homemaker

    happy friday! i had problems getting on your site a few hours ago, but i was able to get on now. =)

    • Ashley

      For some reason, none of my narrative is showing up in my post. Hoping to get it working when I get home tonight. I might need one of these Midori Sours by then, ha!

  6. Hayley

    I could read the whole post okay! And I’m not even drunk yet! But seriously, this should do the trick after a long week of being sick and an especially hellish day. Never had a Midori Sour, and I’m no drink expert at 21 either, buuuuuut I think this will be my new favorite 🙂

    • Ashley

      Hee, I finally got it up and working. You’ll have to give Midori sours a try, they are really pretty tasty (or they are to people like me, who don’t particularly care for anything with an actual alcohol taste!). I hope you’re feeling better and can relax this weekend with your sweetie!

  7. christy

    Ahh… Midori… I remember those days…

    • Ashley

      Christy…I think you and Jennie were my main cohorts! Wish you were both here to drink them with me now!

  8. Carrie @ Bakeaholic Mama

    I was a sour mix fan when I was 21ish…. I haven’t had a Midori sour before though! I normally drank whiskey. I think I need to try this!

    • Ashley

      To be totally honest, I hadn’t had a Midori sour in a LONG time until I made this one. It was as good as I remembered it! =)



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