'Midori Sour' Cocktail

'Midori Sour' Cocktail
Staff Writer
Courtesy of Juniper

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. 

Deliver Ingredients


  • 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. 

Cocktail Shopping Tip

Buy your booze in bulk – transfer what you need into smaller bottles to stock your bar – you’ll save money and have enough leftover for your next party.

Cocktail Cooking Tip

Add another layer of flavor to your cocktails by making your own simple syrup – combine equal parts sugar and water with whatever aromatics you like – fresh herbs, whole spices, citrus, or chile peppers – heat to dissolve sugar and strain before using.