Mixology Monday: Midori Melon Margarita

Midori Margarita

Midori Margarita, originally uploaded by cynthiacloskey.

It’s Mixology Monday, and this month’s host is Anna at Morsels and Musings. Our theme is fruit liqueurs, interpreted for this as "a sweet alcoholic beverage infused with fruits or fruit flavours."

My immediate first thought for this theme was the bottle of Midori that has been languishing in my liquor cabinet. I do not like this stuff. It’s like candy, and not in a good way. Would it be possible to make a melon-flavored drink that tasted good?

The answer is a qualified ‘yes.’

Midori Melon Margarita

1 part Midori
2 parts tequila
1 part Triple Sec
1 part fresh lime juice

Shake with ice, strain, serve up or over ice; or blend and serve.

This recipe is slightly modified from the one in the little booklet that came with the Midori. I reduced the lime juice a little so the Midori could stand out a bit more — otherwise it was overwhelmed by the tequila and other flavors. In my version, there’s just a bit more melon flavor, a bit of late summer sweetness any time of the year.

It might not be the first thing I’d order, but I wouldn’t turn it down either.

Find more fruity, boozy treats from other Mixology Monday friends at Morsels and Musings’s summary, to be posted tomorrow or Wednesday. Cheers!

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