Classic Japanese Slipper Cocktail | Ready In 2 Minutes!

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This classic Japanese Slipper cocktail is made with equal parts Midori, Cointreau and lemon juice, shaken with ice and served with a Maraschino cherry.

A bright and fruity cocktail, ready to drink in just 2 minutes… all you need is a cocktail shaker!

A Japanese Slipper pale green cocktail in a Martini glass, with a cherry in it.A Japanese Slipper pale green cocktail in a Martini glass, with a cherry in it.

This eye catching Japanese slipper cocktail is sure to impress! Sweet and sour, it is the perfect summer drink, whether sipping by the pool at cocktail hour, over the Christmas season (those colours are so festive!), or for a girls night in.

Served in martini glasses, this elegant cocktail is SO easy to make!

If you love Midori cocktails, my 4 ingredient Midori Splice, or creamy Midori Cocktail are both definitely worth making! For more refreshing and fruity summer cocktails to try, check out my Fruit Tingle cocktail, Vodka Sunrise and Pornstar Martini.

An icy cold pale green cocktail with a cherry, in a martini glass.An icy cold pale green cocktail with a cherry, in a martini glass.

Why You’re Going To Love This Recipe

  • Quick and easy – this cocktail takes just 2 minutes to prepare!
  • Sweet and tangy – a Japanese Slipper is the perfect combination of sweet melon and sharp lemon juice.
  • The perfect summer cocktail – cool, sweet, light and refreshing, this is the perfect cocktail to enjoy on hot summer evenings.
  • Can scale up – you can easily make this recipe for a large crowd.
  • Conventional and Thermomix – both methods for making the cocktail are written in the recipe card at the end of the post.

What You Need

This Midori cocktail is made with just 5 ingredients that are all easy to find in a liqueur store and supermarket.

Note: Scroll to the recipe card at the bottom for the ingredients quantities and full detailed method.

  • Midori liqueur – this Japanese liqueur is a sweet melon-flavoured liqueur which is a vivid green colour.
  • Cointreau liqueur – if you don’t have Cointreau you can substitute with another brand of orange liqueur.
  • Lemon juice – freshly squeezed lemon juice is best.
  • Ice cubes – for shaking.
  • Maraschino cherries – to serve.
The four ingredients needed to make a Japanese slipper.The four ingredients needed to make a Japanese slipper.

Equipment Required

You don’t need any fancy equipment to make this cocktail, just:

  • Cocktail shaker or Thermomix.
  • 2 Martini glasses.

Step By Step Instructions

This Japanese slipper recipe is as easy as 1…2…3…!

Note: Scroll to the recipe card at the bottom for the ingredients quantities and full detailed method.

Step 1 – Fill The Cocktail Shaker With Ice

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice cubes

Step 2 – Add The Cocktail Ingredients

Pour the Midori, Cointreau and lemon juice over the ice. 

Shake for 45 seconds or until the cocktail shaker is very cold. 

Cocktail shaker filled with ice cubes, Midori, lemon juice and cointreau.Cocktail shaker filled with ice cubes, Midori, lemon juice and cointreau.

Step 3 – Serve

Place a maraschino cherry into the base of 2 martini glasses

Pour the cocktail into the glasses and serve immediately.

The cocktail poured in to a glass, with a jar of maraschino cherries on the side.The cocktail poured in to a glass, with a jar of maraschino cherries on the side.

Expert Tips

  • Serve cold – this cocktail is best served icy cold.
  • Making more than 2 servings – this is an easy cocktail to double as it requires equal quantities of Midori, Cointreau and lemon juice.
  • Garnish ideas – the maraschino cherry is a classic serving idea, but you could also serve it with a slice of lemon, or even a slice of melon, instead.

FAQs

What is a Japanese Slipper?

A Japanese Slipper is a cocktail made with equal parts Midori, Cointreau and lemon juice.

Why is it called a Japanese Slipper?

Invented in Melbourne in the 1980s, the Japanese slipper is thought to have been named due to the bartender, French native Jean-Paul Bourguignon, reading a book about a Japanese woman and her slippers to learn English.

What kind of alcohol is Midori?

Midori is a melon liqueur. It is sweet and slightly earthy with a deliciously fresh and tangy melon flavour.

A martini glass filled with a lime green Japanese slipper cocktail and a maraschino cherry.A martini glass filled with a lime green Japanese slipper cocktail and a maraschino cherry.

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A glass filled with a green cocktail and a maraschino cherry.A glass filled with a green cocktail and a maraschino cherry.

Japanese Slipper

A classic Japanese Slipper cocktail made with equal parts Midori, Cointreau and lemon juice, shaken with ice and served with a Maraschino cherry!

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Course: cocktails, Drinks

Cuisine: Japanese, western

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Total Time: 2 minutes

Servings: 2 serves

Calories: 277kcal

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Notes

RECIPE NOTES & TIPS

  • Serve cold – this cocktail is best served ice cold.
  • Making more than 2 servings – this is an easy cocktail to remember as it requires equal quantities of Midori, Cointreau and lemon juice.
  • Garnish ideas – the maraschino cherry is a classic serving / presentation idea, but you could serve with a slice of lemon – or even melon – instead.

Nutrition

Calories: 277kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0.3g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 61mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 0.1mg





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