What does a typical Midori Sour look like? Well, Midori melon liqueur, sour mix, Sprite, and cherries. But this recipe, from Hotel Vermont's hotel bar and lounge Juniper, has long graduated from the old premixed, syrupy-sweet Midori Sour. If you can't find local Caledonia elderberry liqueur, made in Hardwick, Vt., St. Germain would work, too.
- 1 1/2 Ounce Caledonia elderberry liqueur
- 3/4 Ounces Barr Hill gin
- 1 Ounce fresh lemon juice
- Splash of yellow chartreuse
- Splash of brute cava or prosecco
- Cherry, to garnish
Add elderberry liqueur, gin, lemon juice, and yellow chartreuse to shaker; shake with ice and strain into a rocks glass. Add a splash of brute cava or prosecco, and garnish with a cherry.