How About a Tasty Southern Midori Sour Cocktail

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How about a tasty Southern Midori Sour Cocktail to kick start the fun? This is one cocktail that my son has figured out that he might try “officially” when he turns 21 years old. He “unofficially” tried a Midori Sour cocktail when he was in Israel. Drinking age is 18 in many other countries. He quickly decided that he would be able to order or make at least one boozy beverage that wouldn’t taste just awful. Haha – I love that he doesn’t like the taste of alcohol.

Southern Midori Sour Cocktail pinable image drink ready to sip.

Why is it a “Southern” Midori Sour Cocktail?

I have to try to give things my own spin, just a little. The liberties that I took on this recipe are the flavored vodkas that I chose to use. Changing the flavor of the vodkas sometimes can just give a drink the little something extra. There are instances where this is a GREAT thing, then sometimes it’s just good or okay. I have also used some that I just pour down the drain, which totally breaks my heart & hurts my feelings. NO one ever likes to pour good liquor out.

Could you change the Southern Midori Sour Cocktail even more?

Yes, you could change the Southern Midori Sour Cocktail up even more. Who knows, you might like it even better. You could always substitute the vodka for rum. It would probably even work with tequila or gin. When you start changing up all that though, it will probably actually have a different name. If you are out you may have to give the bartender the ingredients to get what you want. Over the years, it’s been my experience that a lot of establishments have “their” own names for “their” drinks. Speaking of other drinks, if you are looking for another recipe that Midori is delish in, my Inland Pearl Harbor will fill the bill perfectly!

All the ingredients that you will need for a Southern Midori Sour Cocktail.

Just what goes with a Southern Midori Sour?

Good question…just about anything will go with it. I do not think I would serve a Southern Midori Sour with dessert, though. It might be what I would want in place of dessert, LOL! This is a great drink for that moment when you just want a tasty cocktail. It can stand alone, sipped with dinner, while hanging out with friends, you could make a whole pitcher for lake day or tailgating.

Finger foods pair well with a Southern Midori Sour. Sipping one of these while consuming appetizers just seems natural. Speaking of appetizers lets see if we can jump over to my friends kitchen and see what she’s got that would be the perfect balance to this cocktail!

A Southern Midori Sour Cocktail ready

What delicious appetizer would you fix?

There is something to be said for a simple & easy appetizer, YAY! This Cowboy Caviar recipe that my sweet friend, Keisha from is sharing today is perfect. It can be made ahead of time. Cowboy Caviar will travel in an ice chest well or can be put in a nice serving dish. If it is an outdoor occasion, it can handle higher temps than some dishes. Give it a try and see what ya think. I bet it’s one that you’ll make over & over.

The journey is ALMOST to an end……12 Tipsy Days Recipes!

This Southern Midori Sour is number 11!!!!! Yep, you guessed it, we have almost completed the 12 recipes for the 12 Tipsy Days. They are all lined up together over on that post, if you are looking for some new cocktails to try. Just one more after this one. Yes, I did save the best for last!!! You will not want to miss it I promise.

A Southern Midori Sour Cocktail ready

Southern Midori Sour

This sweet but tart drink will be suitable for any occasion.
Prep Time 3 minutes
2 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Cocktail
Cuisine American
Servings 1


  • 4 oz Sweet & Sour Mix
  • 1 oz Midori
  • 1/2 oz Citrus Vodka Should you not have flavored vodka, regular is fine. It will slightly alter flavor, but still be delicious.
  • 1/2 oz Whipped Vodka
  • 1 Lime Wedge (Squeeze)
  • 4-6 cubes Ice


  • Mix all the ingredients, and serve over ice. Serve with a lime wedge (which can be squeezed if you want to add a little more tart).


Serving: 1
Keyword Alcohol, booze, cocktail, cocktail recipe, Midori, midori sour, sour cocktail mix, sour mix, southern midori sour, vodka
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Let’s Tip a Glass Back and Enjoy Our Beverage

We are working our way to the wind down of the 12 Tipsy Days Cocktail Recipes that I started a few weeks back. I hope you’ve tried one or a few. Let me know which one so far is for you!

Cheers Y’all!



Southern Midori Sour cocktail ingredients on a pinable image.

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