Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Yield: 1 Cocktail
One thing that I enjoy about Midori is that they come up with some of the most creative cocktails you will find. While this drink may not be for everyone (yes, it is very sweet), it is fun and filled with ideas for Halloween entertaining.
The best part of the drink is the strawberry syrup drizzle. It creates a ‘bloody’ effect that, when it comes out of the freezer, has a great frost over it. To get this effect, prep all of your glasses and have strawberry syrup at the ready. Standing near your freezer, drizzle the syrup inside a glass and give it a gentle swirl to create some red ‘blood vessels.’ Immediately put the glass into the freezer before the syrup runs too much. When you’re ready to create your drink, take the glass out at the very last minute because once it begins to warm, the dripping blood effect will not last long.
1 1/4 parts Midori Melon liqueur
3/4 parts SKYY Infusions Citrus Vodka
1/2 part Finest Call Agave Syrup
2 parts of Canada Dry Green Tea Ginger Ale
2 parts Finest Call Sweet & Sour Mix
3 orange wedges
2 fresh ripped basil leaves
Strawberry sundae syrup
Red seedless grapes for garnish
Spanked basil for garnish
In a mixing glass combine Midori, vodka, agave syrup, oranges, and basil.
Muddle ingredients together.
Add ice and sour mix.
Shake for 10 seconds.
Add ginger ale and roll drink back and forth between your mixing tin and shaker glass.
Strain into a chilled cocktail glass drizzled with strawberry syrup to give an effect of a bloodshot eye.
Garnish with a chilled red seedless grape at bottom of glass (to look like an eyeball) and spanked basil leaf floated on top of cocktail for aroma.
Recipe Courtesy: Midori Melon Liqueur