Midori is a sweet, bright-green-coloured, musk melon-flavoured liqueur made by Suntory. It is manufactured in Japan, Mexico, and France. Its name is the Japanese word for “green”.
As it is extremely sweet, Midori is not usually taken “straight”; it is generally used in a mixed drink (i.e., a cocktail), such as a Japanese slipper. It is usually used in a range of long drinks – with lemonade, fresh lemon juice, lime juice, pineapple juice, or orange juice. Sour flavours are often combined with it to balance its sweetness.
Midori is not currently available in South Africa.