Merry Christmas Cocktail

December 19, 2012 by Michelle

Whenever I host a party, I do my best to have a “signature” drink.  It’s tasty, and it makes it just a little more fun for everyone.  On Sunday,  I hosted my annual cookie exchange – cookie recipes to come, too! – and I definitely wanted to come up with something fun.  Last year, we had chocolate martinis.

This year, I wanted something that looked as festive as I knew our cookies would.  Since I was making cherry cookies, I decided to keep that theme and use maraschino cherries in a cocktail.  And what goes better with a red cherry at Christmas?  Green, of course.  Since I happen to be a fan of Midori, that made this an easy one to create.

And it went over well.  How well?  I didn’t get a refill of my single cocktail.  My friends finished off the entire (large) bottle of Midori that I had purchased.  Now that’s the sign of a successful party, right?  The only thing I would change next time is that I would make my own sour mix.  It’s super easy to do, and well, there’s a long story as to why!

Sweet and Sour Christmas Cocktail recipeA Sweet (And Sour) Christmas Cocktail

Ingredients:
2 oz Midori (a green melon liqueur)
1 oz limoncello
2 oz sour mix

Directions:
Place the Midori, limoncello, and sour mix into a shaker with ice.  Shake for thirty or so seconds to get well blended and chilled.

Put a maraschino cherry in the bottom of your glass – we used champagne flutes, but martini glasses would work well, too – and carefully pour the cocktail into the glass.  Serve immediately and enjoy!

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Sweet (and Sour) Christmas Cocktail
 
Recipe type: cocktail
Serves: 1
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Ingredients
  • 2 oz Midori (a green melon liqueur)
  • 1 oz limoncello
  • 2 oz sour mix
Instructions
  1. Place the Midori, limoncello, and sour mix into a shaker with ice. Shake for thirty or so seconds to get well blended and chilled.
  2. Put a maraschino cherry in the bottom of your glass - we used champagne flutes, but martini glasses would work well, too - and carefully pour the cocktail into the glass. Serve immediately and enjoy!

 


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    Comments

  • Sandra


    I love midori sours! This looks so good. It actually looks like it glows. Have you seen those cocktails that actually fluoresce? Not sure if I’d want to drink those, though. What a great holiday treat!

  • Sarah Parisi


    That looks super yummy! Someday (when I’m not pregnant or breastfeeding) I’ll have to give it a try. Love the color too!

  • Lisa


    That looks awesome.

  • Lisa @ Oh Boy Oh Boy Oh Boy


    Not sure if I’d like it or not (probably would) but just the LOOK of it makes me want to try it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Heather Novak


    Ooooh that is GORGEOUS. I encourage you to read about the Hot and Dirrrtty martini I’m lusting over and planning to recreate soon….if you like spicy and olives and blue cheese. Not as pretty tho, as this little bit of Christmas cheer.

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