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Jade sour cocktail, with Midori melon liqueur, vanilla vodka, pineapple juice, simple syrup, lime juice, and lemon juice

We confess that we’re huge fans of Midori and other candy-melon liqueurs. They’re lowbrow, neon, and fun – what’s not to love? But finding good drinks that call for melon liqueur is a challenge; many recipes add so many sweet ingredients that the resulting drink is a sugar bomb.

We thought this Jade recipe, from Food & Wine (but now a dead link), might be one of those saccharine abominations, but we were pleasantly surprised to find out it’s quite the opposite. It’s rich, tart, and mildly sweet – a perfect poolside sipper.



Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail or coupe glass. It’s pretty enough that it doesn’t need a garnish, but a white edible flower sets off the citron color nicely.

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