Midori Sour Punch is a twist on your favorite Midori Sour cocktail! Using limeade and vodka, this midori recipe is perfect for a summer party!
Just a few simple ingredients make this the perfect party punch recipe!
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Besides Zima and Strawberry Hill wine, a Midori Sour was the first cocktail I really enjoyed. I'm sure millions of women will agree with me; when we turn 21 and could order a drink in a bar, Midori Sour was probably the go-to order.
Without looking, I bet bartenders everywhere can guess the age of someone ordering a midori sour within 3 years. Choose 21-25 and you're probably on the right track.
For this cocktail, I turned that favorite drink and turned it into a party punch recipe. This makes enough for a crowd! I actually came up with this as a copycat for a drink I had last summer in Seattle. The drink was called a Summer Sipper and had all these same flavors: orange, lime, vodka, melon. It was very tasty - and I drank a few - so I made my own when I got home.
The problem was what to call it. Summer Sipper sounds fun and refreshing but for search purposes...no one is going google that. When I did some research on the ingredients, I realized that Summer Sipper was really close to a Midori Sour, but more watered down. Midori Sour Punch it is, folks!
What is a midori sour?
Delicious, that's what it is.
A midori sour is a sweet cocktail made with melon liqueur, AKA Midori. Midori is the brand name, melon liqueur is what it is. The cocktail combines the sweet and sour flavors of melon, lime, vodka, and sweet and sour.
The midori gives it the signature green color and unmistakable taste of melon. The drink is sweet and sour and the perfect cocktail.
Summer is all about pool parties and gatherings, so a midori sour pitcher recipe was needed. This recipe couldn't be easier; all you do is stir all the ingredients in a pitcher and serve over ice.
What's in a Midori Sour Punch?
Besides smiles and unicorns? Oh, you wanted real ingredients? Okay.
- Midori or Melon Liqueur - again, Midori is the brand name. For a cheaper route, you can buy Melon Schnapps.
- Triple Sec - orange liqueur adds another later of flavor.
- Vodka - I used plain but feel free to use a flavor like citrus, orange, or melon.
- Limeade - frozen limeade in a can is what gives the punch it's body.
It's easy to make the drink stronger by adding less water or weaker by adding more water. Just adjust to your preferences.
Serve over ice with a garnish of mint and a cherry for color!
Midori Sour Punch
- 12 ounce can frozen limeade, thawed
- 3 cans water (using the limeade can)
- 1 cup vodka
- 1/2 cup triple sec or cointreau
- 1 cup midori or melon liqueur
- Add all ingredients to a pitcher. Stir to combine.
- Serve over ice. Garnish with a cherry and mint.
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Dorothy is a blogger over at CrazyforCrust.com, where she's been sharing recipes with a slice of life for almost 10 years. She's married to Mel, the other half of Easy Good Ideas, and together they are raising a teenager and dog in Northern California.