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Entries Tagged as 'Midori'

Some cocktails with Midori – Japanese Slipper and Suntory Cocktail

24 February 2010 · 11 Comments

Some day ago one of my favorite cocktail-blogger Dr. Bamboo posted some words about marvellous liquor – the Midori. And my cocktail-friend from St. Petersburg, Russia nabocov wrote about Melon sour (Midori-based sour). Actually it is strange thing – three blogers on one week wrote about Midori…

I explore some cocktails with the Beautiful Green Liqueur last week too. First of all I prepared one of the signature Midori cocktails – the Japanese Slipper. This cocktail was invented in 1984 by Jean-Paul Bourguignon at Mietta’s Restaurant in Melbourne. This cocktail has very strange recipe with Cointreau liqueur as main alcohol.

The Japanese Slipper Cocktail (beauty green cocktail garnished with red maraschino cherry) (Коктейль Japanese Slipper (красивый зеленый коктейль украшенный красной мараскиновой вишней))

Japanese Slipper

25 ml Cointreau
25 ml Midori
25 ml fresh lemon juice
Shake. Pour into cocktail glass. Garnish with a maraschino cherry.

The Japanese Slipper Cocktail has light sour-sweet fruit taste. It is good cocktail for summer or tropic beach. If you replaced cointreau with vodka you may obtain more powerfull drink.

Next my cocktail is Suntory Cocktail. Suntory, as you know, is a large japanese beverage holding, which launched Midori worldwide. This recipe was found in The Craft of the Cocktail by Dale DeGroff.

The Suntory Cocktail (Коктейль Сантори)

Suntory Cocktail

30 ml citrus-flavored vodka (Absolut citron)
20 ml Midori
20 ml fresh grapefruit juice
Shake. Cocktail glass.

The Suntory Cocktail has sweet candy taste with fruit-melon palate. Admirable cocktail.

Tags: Cointreau · Midori · Vodka

Make it Frozen!

8 June 2009 · 7 Comments

Ideal concoction for hot summer days is Frozen Cocktails, particularly Frozen Margaritas. Actually, my favorite Ultimate Margarita I prefer only straight up, but its fruit sisters are great frozen.

The Frozen Melon Margarita (Замороженная Дынная Маргарита)

Frozen Melon Margarita

45 ml tequila
30 ml Midori melon liqueur
60 ml sweet and sour mix
Blend with appropriate quantity of ice until smooth. Serve in margarita glass. Garnish with lime wheel.

De facto, it is my first frozen cocktail. It has pure-like consistence and it is ice-cold. Great smooth and light cocktail.

The Frozen Watermelon Margarita (Замороженная Арбузная Маргарита)

Frozen Watermelon Margarita

45 ml tequila
30 ml watermelon liqueur
60 ml sweet and sour mix
Blend with appropriate quantity of ice until smooth. Serve in margarita glass. Garnish with lime wheel.

The Watermelon Margarita is very popular cocktail among my guests. Frozen version is great too. Bright and delicious cocktail.

The Frozen Apple Margarita (Замороженная Яблочная Маргарита)

Frozen Apple Margarita

45 ml tequila
30 ml apple liqueur (or schnapps)
60 ml sweet and sour mix
Blend with appropriate quantity of ice until smooth. Serve in margarita glass. Garnish with lime wheel.

Frozen Apple Margarita is admirable cocktail. It has smooth and little sour apple taste. Great!

Tags: Apple schnapps · Melon liqueur · Midori · Tequila · Watermelon liqueur

Happy New Year! (Apple Martini)

1 January 2009 · 12 Comments

I don`t think that Apple Martini Cocktail is interesting cocktail. But this cocktail is great concoction for some party, for example for New Year party.

This my favorite recipe of Apple Martini Cocktail (From The Joy of Mixology by Gary Regan)

The Apple Martini (Яблочный Мартини)

Apple Martini

50 ml vodka (or gin)
25 ml apple schnapps
splash of fresh lemon juice (optional)
Stir (or shake). Cocktail glass, garnish with an apple pieces.

I don`t like gin for my Apple Martini. My choice – is vodka. As we now vodka is tasteless alcogol. Apple Martini cocktail with vodka has crisp sweet apple taste and smell. I obtained very good results with Marie Brizard Manzanita (Licor de Manzana Verde). You may add lemon juice for little sour taste if it is preferable for you.

Apple Martini Cocktail has somу variations. My favorite are:

The Sour Green Apple Martini (Коктейль Яблочный Мартини)

Sour Green Apple Martini

50 ml vodka
25 ml apple schnapps
splash of Midori
splash of fresh lime juice
Shake. Cocktail glass. Garnish with a green apple slice.

This coctail has amazing greenish colour and sweet candy apple taste.

The Classic Apple Martini (Классический Яблочный Мартини)

Classic Apple Martini

35 ml vodka
35 ml apple schnapps
splash of dry vermouth
Shake. Cocktail glass. Garnish with an apple slice.

The taste of dry vermouth work well with apple taste of MB Manzanita. This cocktail has interesting apple taste.

This cocktail I was found in promotional book of Finlandia Vodka. This cocktail is great festive concoction.

The Finlandia Red Caramel Apple Martini (Коктейль Яблочный Мартини)

Finlandia Red Caramel Apple Martini

50 ml Finlandia Cranberry Fusion vodka
25 ml green apple schnapps
5 ml butterscotch schnapps
Shake vigorously and strain into chilled martini glass. Garnish with a caramel cube and an apple slice.

Admirable! Happy New Year!

Tags: Apple schnapps · Butterscotch schnapps · Gin · Midori · Vermouth dry · Vodka

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