Midori is a sweet, bright-green-coloured, muskmelon flavoured liqueur made by Suntory.
It is manufactured in Japan, Mexico, and France, although it was made exclusively in Japan until 1987. Midori is usually 20–21% alcohol by volume. Its name is the Japanese word for “green”. French-made Midori is sweeter than the original Japanese version.
As it is extremely sweet, Midori is not usually taken “straight”; it is generally used in a mixed drink (e.g. a cocktail), such as a Japanese slipper.
It is usually used in a range of long drinks – with lemonade, fresh lemon juice, lime juice, pineapple juice, or orange juice. Sour flavours are often combined with it to balance its sweetness.
My absolute favourite on a night out, but only a few glasses as believe it or not my legs go like Jelly after two. “I know I’m a lightweight” I usually have mine with Lemonade or Babysham. (Babysham being the nicer of the Two).