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 ½ 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.
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Midori Gin and Tonic
- 1 ounce gin
- ½ 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.