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National Liqueur Day with Midori

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Apple Fizz e1444789629404 560x254Today, Friday, October 16th is National Liqueur Day. A day truly worth celebrating if you love tasty, flavored drinks. Most of the time, we use liqueurs as mixers with spirited alcohol, but sometimes these drinks can be the star of the cocktail all on their own.

One of our favorites is Midori, a Japanese liqueur whose name means “green” and whose flavors are very unusual; all with a Japanese twist. So grab a bottle of Midori Melon Liqueur and lets get mixing.

Midtown Muse

21 MidtownMuse e1444789714435 190x300The Midori Midtown Muse is a simple, more traditional cocktail with a fruity, almost nutty flavor. Pour the following over rocks in a glass and then strain into a pre-chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a lemon twist.

Ingredients

  • 2/3 part Midori Melon Liqueur
  • 1 1/2 parts Yamazaki 12-year Old Whiskey
  • 1/3 part DeKuyper Vanilla Liqueur
  • Dash of Bitters

 

 

 

Melon Ball

14 MelonBall e1444789754577 280x300This is a fun one that brings out the melon flavor of the Midori well. In a glass of ice, pour in the following and garnish with an orange slice or melon balls.

Ingredients

  • 1 part Midori Melon Liqueur
  • 1 Part Pinnacle vodka
  • Orange Juice to finish

 

 

 

La Pomme

%nameThis one is for the more refined and festive in your group. In a glass of ice, pour on the ingredients in the following order and garnish with red apple slices.

Ingredients

  • 2/3 part Midori Melon Liqueur
  • 1 part Cognac or Brandy
  • Splash of lemon juice
  • Apple cider to finish

 

 

 

Apple Fizz

main 50 300x300This is the simplest of our cocktails, requiring only that you pour the ingredients into a highball with ice and stir. It does have a kick and is the sweetest of our drinks, but is oh so smooth. Use the soda water to regulate the drink’s heaviness, watering it down as needed.

Ingredients

  • 1 part Midori Melon Liqueur
  • 1 part Sauza Blue Silver Agave Tequila
  • 1 part cloudy apple juice
  • 1/2 part lemon juice
  • 1/2 part simple syrup
  • Splash of soda water
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