I had a party to go to and I needed a green drink for my signature cocktail. Usually, I’d make a Midori Sour but I was out of Midori.
I started to panic because I didn’t know what else to use. There were some substitutes in my liquor cabinet but I wasn’t sure if they would taste the same.
But then, I did some research and found some substitutes for Midori liqueur. I didn’t stop there, I tested them myself.
Looking for an alternative to Midori liqueur? I got ya!
Midori is a Japanese green melon liqueur that can be difficult to find in some areas. If you’re looking for a replacement, any of these substitutes will work well.
Here are the substitutes I found.
Substitutes for Midori liqueur
- Still Spirits Melon Liqueur Essence
- Creme de menthe
- Anisette liqueur
- Bottega Melone
- De Kuyper
- Pimms No.
- Potter’s Melon Liqueur
- Kinky green vodka
- Melon puree
- Watermelon juice
- Homemade Midori liqueur
This refers to a popular Dutch company that makes a variety of liqueurs, including a melon liqueur. It is very versatile and can be used in a wide variety of cocktails and drinks.
It is probably the most similar to Midori in terms of flavor, and my best recommendation.
There are so many reasons why a lot of people find it a great substitute for Midori liqueur. It is cheaper than Midori and has a similar green with melon flavor.
It is made of natural flavors, including honeydew melon and cucumber. This makes it perfect for making margaritas or other refreshing summer drinks.
In addition, Bols Melon is a great replacement for mint in mojitos or other cocktails. So if you are looking for a versatile and affordable liqueur, Bols Melon is a great option.
Still Spirits Melon Liqueur Essence
This is a concentrated melon liqueur essence that you can add to vodka or rum.
It is made with natural flavors and is very easy to use. Just add it to your alcohol of choice and voila! You have a delicious melon liqueur.
One thing to keep in mind is that this essence is not as sweet as Midori, so you may want to add some syrup or honey to sweeten it up.
I’ve used this essence to make a delicious watermelon martini and it was a huge hit! If you want to try something different, give this essence a go.
Amaretto is divine. This Italian almond-flavored liqueur is made with apricot pits or almonds. It has a sweet and nutty flavor with a hint of bitter almond.
Amaretto can be used in a variety of cocktails, such as the classic Amaretto Sour.
It can also be used to make an espresso martini or even a chocolate martini.
If you are looking for a liqueur with a similar flavor profile to Midori, Amaretto is a great option.
Creme de menthe
A mint-flavored liqueur that is made with either mint leaves or peppermint oil, is what we call creme de menthe.
It has a refreshing and cooling flavor that makes it perfect for making summer cocktails.
Creme de menthe can be used to make a classic Mint Julep or even a Mojito.
If you want a liqueur with a similar color and taste to Mindori, Creme de menthe is a great option.
This is a French anise-flavored liqueur that is made with either anise seeds or star anise. It has a sweet and licorice-like flavor.
Anisette can be used in a variety of cocktails, such as the classic Sazerac. It can also be used to make an Anisette Sour or even a Chocolate Anisette Martini.
If you want a liqueur with a similar flavor profile to Midori, Anisette is a great option. Bear in mind that it has a very strong taste, so be sure to dilute it with water. You can also add a sweetener. It depends on your preference.
Chartreuse is a French liqueur that is made with 130 different herbs and spices. It has a sweet, herbal, and slightly minty flavor.
It can be used in a variety of cocktails, such as the classic Green Goddess. It can also be used to make a Chartreuse Sour or even a Chocolate Chartreuse Martini.
If you want a fruity liqueur with a similar flavor profile to Midori, Chartreuse is a great option.
This substitute is an Italian melon-flavored liqueur that is made with cantaloupe and honeydew melon. It has a sweet and fruity flavor.
Bottega Melone can be used in a variety of cocktails, such as the classic Bikini Martini. It can also be used to make a Melon Ball or a Honeydew Martini. Combine it with your alcohol of choice and enjoy a delicious melon liqueur.
It has a nice melon aroma and bright green color which makes it a great option as a Midori substitute.
Because of its sweet taste, it can work well in fruit salads, some desserts, or whatever you feel like.
Cointreau is a great substitute for Midori. It is a French orange-flavored liqueur that is made with sweet and bitter oranges. It has a tart and citrusy flavor.
Cointreau can be used in a variety of cocktails, such as the classic Margarita or Cosmopolitan. It can also be used to make an Orange Crush, a Chocolate Orange Martini, or a Cranberry Cointreau Cocktail.
If you are looking for a liqueur with a similar flavor profile to Midori, Cointreau is a great option.
De Kuyper Melon
This is a Dutch melon-flavored liqueur that is made with cantaloupe, honeydew, and watermelon. It has a sweet and fruity flavor.
De Kuyper Melon can be used in a variety of cocktails, such as the classic De Kuyper Melon Ball, the De Kuyper Melon Margarita, or the De Kuyper Melon Martini.
It is a fruity liqueur with a fresh melon taste and a similar flavor profile to Midori, making it an excellent option as a substitute.
Pimms No. is a British fruit- and herb-flavored liqueur that is made with oranges, lemons, strawberries, and cucumber. It has a sweet and fruity flavor.
Many people use it to make the classic Pimms Cup, but it can also be used to make a Pimm’s Royale or even a Pimm’s Punch. It can also be used to make a Strawberry Pimms Cocktail or a Cucumber Pimms Cocktail.
When using it as a substitute, remember to adjust the sweetness to your liking. You may want to add a little bit of sugar or another sweetener.
Potter’s Melon Liqueur
Another substitute for Midori that is Melon-flavored is Potter’s Melon Liqueur. This liqueur is made with honeydew melon and has a sweet flavor.
Potter’s Melon Liqueur can be used in cocktails such as the classic Potter’s Melon Ball, or the Potter’s Melon Martini.
You’ll find it easily and you can add it to your recipes using the same measurement you would use for a Midori.
Kinky green vodka
This is a green apple and mango-flavored vodka that is made with natural flavors. It has a tart and fruity flavor.
You can use it in cocktails such as the classic Kinky Mule, or the Kinky Green Apple Martini.
It’s important to note that though it has the same color profile as Midori, the flavors are not as close of a match. If you want to use this as a substitution, mix it with another citrus-flavored vodka.
This vodka is lower in alcohol content, at 17 percent than Midori (at 21%), making it more like a liqueur than flavored vodka.
It doesn’t hurt to make your own melon puree to use as a substitute for Midori. You can use any type of melon you like, such as cantaloupe, honeydew, or watermelon.
To make the puree, simply blend the melon in a blender until it reaches the desired consistency.
You can use the puree in cocktails or even in desserts. It’s a great way to add a fresh and fruity flavor to your recipes.
Watermelon juice is another great option for a Midori substitute. It has a sweet and fruity flavor that is similar to Midori.
You can use watermelon juice in cocktails, such as the Watermelon Margarita or the Watermelon Martini.
You can also use it to make a Watermelon Mojito, a Watermelon Daiquiri, or a Watermelon Punch.
If you are looking for a non-alcoholic option, watermelon juice is a great choice. Lime juice
Homemade Midori liqueur
If you want to make your own Midori liqueur at home, it’s actually quite easy. All you need is melon puree, vodka, and simple syrup.
To make the liqueur, simply mix together equal parts melon puree and vodka. Then add in simple syrup to taste. See? Easy peasy!
You can use this homemade liqueur in any cocktail recipe that calls for Midori. It actually tastes the same.
Making your own liqueur is a great way to save money and it also allows you to control the flavor. You can make it as sweet or as tart as you like.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What tastes like Midori?
There are a few substitutes that taste similar to Midori, such as De Kuyper Melon Liqueur, Bols, and Potter’s Melon Liqueur.
Is there a cheaper version of Midori?
Yes, you can make your own homemade Midori liqueur for a fraction of the cost. All you need is melon puree, vodka, and simple syrup.
Is Midori a vodka?
No, Midori is not vodka. It is a melon-flavored liqueur that is made with vodka, melon puree, and simple syrup.
What can I use instead of Midori in a cocktail?
There are a few substitutes that you can use in place of Midori, such as De Kuyper Melon Liqueur, Bols Melon Liqueur, and Potter’s Melon Liqueur.
You can also use watermelon juice, lime juice, or melon puree. If you want a non-alcoholic option, you can use watermelon juice.
Is Midori gluten-free?
Yes, Midori is gluten-free.
What alcohol is in Midori?
The alcohol content in Midori is 21 percent.
How long does homemade Midori last?
Homemade Midori liqueur will last for up to two months if stored in a cool, dark place.
What does Midori mean in Japanese?
Midori means “green” in Japanese.
How many calories are in Midori?
There are 60 calories in one ounce of Midori.
Now that we’ve gone over some substitutes for Midori, let’s talk about how to use them.
When substituting for Midori, you’ll want to use the same measurements. For example, if a recipe calls for one ounce of Midori, you’ll want to use one ounce of the substitute.
Keep in mind that some substitutes are sweeter than others. You may want to adjust the sweetness to your liking by adding a little bit of sugar or another sweetener.
Now that you know some substitutes for Midori, you can experiment with different flavors and find the perfect one for you.