Happy Holidays from Midori

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The holidays will be here before we know it, so we wanted to share some spirited recipes courtesy of Midori Melon Liqueur, the original melon liqueur made from the unique infusion and distillation of two premium Japanese melons.
Whether you’re a first year host or an entertaining expert, holiday hosting can be stressful. Luckily, Midori Melon Liqueur has refreshing cocktail recipes that all your guests will enjoy, whether you’re a beginner or a mixology master. Midori’s vibrant green color (Midori actually means “green” in Japanese) makes for festive-looking cocktails while its sweet, ripe melon and green apple flavors perfectly complement the flavors of your favorite spirits – dark and white alike!
For the First Time Host: Midori® Holly Jolly
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INGREDIENTS:
1 1/2 parts Midori® Melon Liqueur
1/2 part DeKuyper® Creme de Cocoa White Liqueur
1 part Fresh Lemon Juice
METHOD: Combine all ingredients in a shaker over ice. Shake and pour into a coupe glass or martini glass.
For the Exceptional Entertainer: Midori® Mistletoe
INGREDIENTS:
2 parts Midori® Melon Liqueur
3 parts Ginger Ale
1 part Fresh Lime Juice
6-8 Fresh Mint Leaves
METHOD: Add all ingredients, except ginger ale, to a shaker over ice. Shake and pour over fresh ice into a tall glass. Top with ginger ale, stir, and garnish with a fresh mint sprig.
For the “Seasoned Pro”: Midori® Elf’s Kiss
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INGREDIENTS:
1/2 parts Midori® Melon Liqueur
1 part Pinnacle® Citrus Vodka
JDK & Sons 03 Premium Orange Liqueur
1 1/2 parts Sweet & Sour
Two 1/2 inch squares of Fresh Ginger
Juice of 1/2 a lemon
Cranberry Juice
Orange Slice
METHOD: Fill a tall glass with ice and add Midori®. In a shaker, muddle fresh ginger and the juice of half a lemon. Add sweet & sour and vodka and shake with ice. Strain and pour into the glass over Midori®. Top with cranberry juice and a floater of orange liqueur. Garnish with a twisted orange slice.
Midori® Mebuki
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Created by Chef Morimoto
1 part Midori® Melon Liqueur
1 part Junmai Style Sake
1/2 part Fresh Lemon Juice
Splash of Simple Syrup
Lemon Peel for garnish
Method: Combine ingredients in a mixing glass with ice and shake. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a lemon peel.
Midori® Cider
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Ingredients:
1 part Midori® Melon Liqueur
2 parts Apple Cider
1 Wedge of Lemon
1 Apple for garnish (optional)
Method: Fill the glass with ice and pour in Midori®. Squeeze 1 wedge of lemon and drop in the glass. Add apple cider, stir gently, and garnish with an apple slice (optional).
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