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Thursday, August 31, 2006

Episode 027 - Midori

On this 27th episode we go into detail on that sweet, green, melon flavored cordial called Midori.

Here are the recipes given on this show:

The Universe (1st place winner in 1978 US Bartenders Guild Annual Competition)
1/2 oz Midori
1/2 oz Vodka
1/2 oz pistachio-flavored liqueur
1 1/2 oz pineapple juice
1/2 oz lime juice
Pour in all ingredients into a shaker filled with ice. Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

Green Eyes (Official Drink of the 1984 LA Olympic Games)
3/4 oz Midori
1 oz Rum
1/2 oz coconut cream
1/2 oz lime juice
1/2 oz pineapple juice
Pour ingredients into a mixing glass filled with ice and stir well. Strain into a tall glass filled with crushed ice.

Playboy
1 oz Midori
1/2 oz Tequila
1/2 oz Blue Curacao
2 oz pineapple juice
1 oz orange juice
Pour the ingredients into a tumbler filled with ice. Roll it by pouring it into a shaker and back into the glass.

Melonball
In a tall glass filled with ice, pour in 1 oz Vodka and fill with orange juice leaving enough room to float approx. 1/2 oz midori on top.

Midori Sour
2 oz Midori
1/2 oz Cointreau (preferred) or Triple Sec
1 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice
Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a cherry in the bottom of the cocktail glass or an orange twist.

Love Junk (First Prize in the 1991 Sydney Cocktail Championship)
1 oz Midori
1 oz Peach Schnapps
Apple Juice
Pour Midori and Peach Schnapps into a tall glass filled with ice and top with the apple juice. Garnish with thinly sliced red apples.

4 comments:

Tree said...

I love your podcast. I just started listening to it today. I recently finished bartending school, and your podcast has been very helpful in increasing my knowledge.

I now have it loaded into my iPod and will be taking it along with me on my daily walks.

Thanks for putting it together.

~Tree

Robert Heugel said...

Love the podcast. Really informative and reflects an approach to cocktails that seem to be dying. Anyway, I think a great Midori cocktail is a June Bug. It is kind of fruity but it is made like this:

.75 Midori
.75 Creme de Banana
.75 Malibu

Fill tall glass with pineapple and sweet and sour. This is a dynamite drink for people who want something fruity and punchy. Keep up the great work; can't wait to hear the next one.

-Robert Heugel

Christer said...

Here is a Pistachio liqueur:
http://www.dumante.com/dumantemain.html

Swedish "Precis" has a pistachio flavoured vodka.
http://www.precissweden.se/

I have yet to find and try these.

Anonymous said...

Dumante Pistachio Liqueur is awesome! It's not just another sweet liqueur!