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A maraschino cherry dropped into the green midori cocktail - square

Japanese Slipper Cocktail

The lemon balances this cocktail into a slightly sweet drink that will make you want to jump for joy!
Course Cocktail
Cuisine Cocktails
Keyword cocktails using Midori, Japanese slipper cocktail
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 cocktail
Calories 253kcal


  • 1.5 ounces Midori melon liqueur
  • 1.5 ounces Cointreau or some other orange liqueur like Grand Marnier or the cheap triple sec
  • 1.5 ounces lemon juice freshly squeezed


  • 1 maraschino cherry


Make it

  • Fill shaker halfway with ice
  • Add Midori, Cointreau and lemon juice
  • Cap shaker and shake for at least 30 seconds
  • Pour into martini glass and add the maraschino cherry
  • Sip
  • Smile
  • Enjoy


Helpful tips
  • I'm using Midori but you can use any melon liqueur brand you like.
  • I always recommend buying the best alcohol that you can afford because there is a difference in taste that you will appreciate once you try it.
  • I use Cointreau which is an orange liqueur, but if you can't afford it, triple sec is fine to use instead.
  • Even though this cocktail contains lemon, you don't need to add any sweetener because melon liqueur is sweet enough.
  • I love Luxardo maraschino cherries but in this cocktail, the normal bright red cherries are best because green and red go so well together. Click here to see what maraschino cherry I used.
  • I like lemon pulp, but if you want to drink it without it, use a fine strainer to remove the pulp as you pour the liquid in the glasses.
  • The cocktail glass you will use, is the martini glass. You'll need two.


Serving: 5ounces | Calories: 253kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 43mg | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin C: 16.4mg