Happy Hour Tuesday!
We are only fourteen days from Christmas, and the holiday spirit is growing, as is our excitement. For many, the list of gifts to shop for is still long, and if that wasn’tenough, we still have to think of the what to serve for Christmas dinner. If work is keeping you extremely busy and you’re behind with your Christmas checklist, we recommend taking advantage of this week’s drink, Christmas Sour, designed by Jared Lacs, bar supervisor at the Four Season’s lounge in Palo Alto, Quatttro.
Christmas Sour is made with Midori, Rometti Limoncello and sour mix. For those of you who have never experienced Midori, it is a liqueur made in Japan and arrived in the US in 1978 when it was launched at a party at the famous Studio 54, in New York. The name Midori is in fact of Japanese origins and means “green, emerald“. Midori’s main ingredient is a premium melon, very hard to grow, produced in Japan, which provides a sweet melon taste to this fascinating liqueur.
Christmas Sour will be a sensational touch of color, and taste to your holiday party thanks to its bright green and red tones. Although its vibrant color might trick you into thinking that it tastes sour, the sweetness of Midori and Rometti Limoncello balance the sour tones and leave you with a nice fruity aftertaste.
Served with appetizers for a Christmas cheer with the family or to accompany a chocolaty dessert, Christmas Sour is the perfect drink to brighten up your holiday season.
2 oz Midori
1 oz Rometti Limoncello
2 oz sour mix
1 Maraschino Cherry to garnish
Add Midori, Rometti Limoncello and the sour mix into a shaker. Shake well. Pour into a martini glass and garnish with a Maraschino cherry.
Recipe and image from http://www.zimbio.com/Holiday+Cocktails/articles/4/12+Awesome+Elegant+Holiday+Cocktails