Quick! When I say Halloween, which 3 colours pop in to your head first? For me, it’s orange, green and black. Black is of course nightfall, bats and witches cloaks. Orange is the pumpkins and their firey glow. But what on earth is green? Maybe green is the skin of monsters or the brew in the witches cauldron? For this post, the green is going to be Midori.
If you’ve never had Midori before, it’s a liqueur made from muskmelon. Like cantaloupe, muskmelon has a very distinct aroma and although Midori is sweet, its flavour is intense. It lends itself wonderfully to cocktails, particularly at Halloween to make a spooky spiked brew. Read on for my favourite Midori drink and a layered fruity shot.
First up. The spiked brew.
This screaming green take on a Midori Sours is packed with tongue tingling flavour. Using limoncello, instead of the classic lemon juice, really rounds out the flavours in this drink and when served on the rocks in a sugar rimmed glass, it really looks the part for halloween gatherings.
For one drink, shake the following with ice and strain in to a glass rimmed with sugar:1 measure of midori 1 measure limoncello
Pile the glass high with ice and add a splash of soda water.
Now for the shot. Maybe we should call this the freaky fruit?
For each shot, layer:1 measure peach puree 1 measure Midori 1 measure vodka
If you can’t find peach puree, look out for a good quality bellini mixer like Funkin’s all natural white peach bellini pouches. Store the spirits in the freezer and the peach puree in the fridge. When you’re ready to make them, pour the peach puree in to the glass then pour the Midori slowly over the back of a spoon to achieve the layered effect. Do the same for the vodka.
Do you have plans for this Friday? Matt and I are out on the night with friends for a pre wedding meal which I’m very much looking forward to.