Midori Sour Martini

Midori Sour Martini with citrus and cocktail shaker

With the holiday season in full swing, it’s fun to think up new adult beverages to help keep our spirits high. And since I already have some red cocktails, (Cranberry Sauce Cocktail and Cranberry Grapefruit Kiss) I thought green would round out the selections. So I started with Midori, which makes a classic Midori Sour drink, only tried it in martini form. Somehow, everything just feels classier and more elegant in a martini glass, don’t you agree?

Ingredients needed

  • Midori liqueur
  • Vodka
  • Lime wedge
  • Sparkling lemonade or lemon-lime soda
  • Slice of lemon and cherry, for garnish

How to make this Midori Sour Martini

Start with Midori and vodka. Add to a cocktail shaker with a squeeze of lime. Then add your mixer, a lemon-lime soda like Sprite works well. I used lemonade flavored sparkling water, which was great. Because Midori is so sweet, it helps to have some citrusy “sour” to help balance it out. Squirt would be another good choice. You get the idea right? Try a couple different beverages here to see how you like it.

Shake everything with some ice and pour into a martini glass. Garnish as desired; I like a lemon slice and cherry.

Regarding cherries: a simple maraschino cherry will do, but I recently tried a recipe for homemade Amarena cherries which I completely loved. I never knew it would be so easy to make my own cocktail cherries! These are what I used to garnish this drink.

top down view of martini showing lemon and cherry garnish

Tips and variations

This is a sweet martini, and you can adjust proportions as needed to get the flavor you want. If you want more sour taste, squeeze a little more lime juice or also add a squeeze of lemon into the mix. As mentioned above, your choice of mixer can also impact the sweetness, so keep that in mind.

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The festive green color makes this martini a great drink to spread a little holiday cheer, but feel free to enjoy it all year long!

Midori Sour Martini with citrus and cocktail shaker
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5 from 19 votes

Midori Sour Martini

A sweet martini made with Midori and vodka
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1
Calories: 141kcal
Author: Sula


  • 1 oz Midori liqueur
  • 1 oz vodka
  • Squeeze of lime
  • 3 oz lemon-lime soda or citrus flavored sparkling water
  • Lemon slice and cherry for garnish optional


  • Add liquors, squeeze of lime and soda to a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well to mix.
  • Pour into a martini glass and garnish as desired.


Nutritional calculations are based upon using sparkling water as the mixer


Calories: 141kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 18mg | Sugar: 10g

Nutrition values are estimates only, using online calculators. Please verify using your own data.

Variations on this Midori Sour Martini

Try using this same recipe to make a Baby Yoda Drink! So fun!

And a less sweet version seemed appropriate for a Grinch Cocktail.

And for an even greener cocktail, try a Shamrock Martini!


14 thoughts on “Midori Sour Martini

  1. 5 stars
    This delicious drink looks like it would turn me into a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle and I am INTO IT! <3 <3 <3 Can't wait to try it!

  2. 5 stars
    I am in love with that color! So perfect for the holidays. Is it 5:00 yet because I’d love one of these NOW!

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