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Midori Sour Spritzers

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Celebrate the weekend with a juicy cocktail. It’s time for you to unwind, right?! Freshly squeezed lemon and lime juice are the perfect compliment to the sweet melon flavored liquor. No need for those overly sweet sour mixes when you can make your own pure citrus syrup.

Yields1 Serving
Prep Time5 minsCook Time5 minsTotal Time10 mins
homemade sour mix / citrus simple syrup
 1 cup raw cane sugar
 1 cup water
 3 fresh lemons
 3 fresh limes
for each cocktail
 2 ounces Midori Liqueur
 1 ounce homemade sour mix
 sparkling water
 ice
 coarse salt for rimming the glass
 lemon or lime wedge & a maraschino cherry for garnish
1

Make the sour mix: In a small saucepan bring the sugar & water to a boil.Stir well to combine.

2

Remove from the heat & let cool. Squeeze in the lemon & lime juice with a citrus press.

3

This sour mix will last for one month in the refrigerator.

4

To make the cocktail: Rub a lemon or lime around the rim of a glass. Put some coarse salt onto a shadow plat. Dip the glass into the salt & roll it until its coated in salt.

5

Fill a cocktail shaker 1/2 way with ice. Add the Midori & sour mix. Shake well. Pour into an ice filled old fashioned or high ball glass. Top with sparkling water. Garnish with a lemon or lime wedge & a maraschino cherry,

Ingredients

homemade sour mix / citrus simple syrup
 1 cup raw cane sugar
 1 cup water
 3 fresh lemons
 3 fresh limes
for each cocktail
 2 ounces Midori Liqueur
 1 ounce homemade sour mix
 sparkling water
 ice
 coarse salt for rimming the glass
 lemon or lime wedge & a maraschino cherry for garnish

Directions

1

Make the sour mix: In a small saucepan bring the sugar & water to a boil.Stir well to combine.

2

Remove from the heat & let cool. Squeeze in the lemon & lime juice with a citrus press.

3

This sour mix will last for one month in the refrigerator.

4

To make the cocktail: Rub a lemon or lime around the rim of a glass. Put some coarse salt onto a shadow plat. Dip the glass into the salt & roll it until its coated in salt.

5

Fill a cocktail shaker 1/2 way with ice. Add the Midori & sour mix. Shake well. Pour into an ice filled old fashioned or high ball glass. Top with sparkling water. Garnish with a lemon or lime wedge & a maraschino cherry,

Midori Sour Spritzers

~ Marla Meridith

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