10 Genius Green Cocktails

These green cocktails make ideal signature drinks! From neon to pale green, they use liqueurs or natural ingredients for color.

Green cocktails

Need a green signature drink? Whatever the occasion, these delicious green cocktails deliver! They range from classic cocktails to modern spins on standards, each using a different trick to achieve its beautiful color. Whether it’s a neon green liqueur or herbs like mint or basil, each one is deliciously mixed to perfection. Here are a few of the most popular methods for mixing up green cocktails you’ll see in the drinks below:

  • Green liqueurs like Midori, absinthe, Chartreuse, or creme de menthe (see below)
  • Green herbs like mint and basil
  • Green vegetables or fruits like cucumber or jalapeno pepper

And now…the top green cocktails to try!

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Midori sour

10 Genius Green Cocktails (Midori Sour & More!)


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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 drink 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

Here’s how to make a Midori Sour, a bright green cocktail with a zingy melon flavor! Ditch the sour mix for this fresh homemade version.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 2 ounces (4 tablespoons) Midori
  • 1/2 ounce (1 tablespoon) lime juice
  • 1/2 ounce (1 tablespoon) lemon juice
  • 2 ounces (4 tablespoons) soda water, to top
  • Ice, for serving (try clear ice)
  • For the garnish: cocktail cherry and lime slice (optional)

Instructions

  1. Add the Midori, lime juice, lemon juice and ice to a low ball glass and stir. 
  2. Pour in the soda water. Add the garnishes and serve.
  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Stirred
  • Cuisine: Cocktails

Keywords: Green cocktails

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Last updated: Febuary 2021

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About the Authors

Sonja Overhiser

Cookbook Author and writer

Sonja Overhiser is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best healthy cookbooks of 2018. She’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food blog A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Sonja seeks to inspire adventurous eating to make the world a better place one bite at a time.

Alex Overhiser

Cookbook Author and photographer

Alex Overhiser is an acclaimed food photographer and author based in Indianapolis. He’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the recipe website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Alex is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best vegetarian cookbooks by Epicurious.

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