Take your gin and tonic to a fun new level with this pretty green Midori Gin and Tonic! Perfect for St. Patrick’s Day or any day you want a fruity gin and tonic!
St. Patrick’s Day Cocktails
One of the joys of being a food, travel and cocktail blogger is that…well… you have to eat, visit places and drink. Now, it’s not all fun and games. There is some responsibility involved. Like when I realized that I had no St. Patrick’s Day cocktails on my blog! None.
Which is why on a Saturday afternoon in the middle of February, I was looking for Midori Cocktails. If you have never had Midori, it’s a fruity melon liqueur, and it’s a bright vibrant green.
I know the above photo looks more yellow than green, but really it is green! I think you can see it’s true colors better in some of the other photos. And, now I’m singing True Colors from Cyndi Lauper.
How to Make a Midori Gin and Tonic
Making a Midori Gin and Tonic is so easy! You are basically making a gin and tonic and adding Midori into the mix. Midori is about 20% alcohol, so by replacing some of the gin with the Midori, you are getting a lower alcohol cocktail – which is a bonus if you plan on having a couple!
Step 1 – gather your ingredients: tonic water ( we used Q Tonic) Midori (we chipped our bottle, so we had to pour it into a jar,) lemon or lime, and gin.
Step 2 – Fill a glass with ice. For a gin and tonic, you want a glass that is 10 to 12 oz big to allow you to add the tonic.
Step 3 – Add 1 ounce of gin to your glass.
Step 4 – Add 1/2 ounce of Midori to the glass.
Step 5 – Top with tonic water.
Step 6 – Stir and garnish with a lemon or lime wedge.
Midori Gin and Tonic
I really enjoyed this cocktail. The melon liqueur adds a sweet fruitiness to it. Give it a try if you are looking for an easy, fun gin cocktail.
If you’d like to get an email when I post a new cocktail, you can sign up for my email newsletter. You can choose if you want to only receive emails for cocktails, or food, or travel, or all! Click here to sign up to receive emails.
Looking for more Gin Cocktails?
Midori Gin and Tonic
- 1 ounce gin
- 1/2 ounce Midori
- 4 ounces Tonic Water
- Lime or lemon slice for garnish
- Fill a cocktail glass with ice.
- Pour gin over ice.
- Add Midori to gin and ice.
- Top with tonic water.
- Stir and garnish with lime or lemon slice.