101 Best New Cocktails: the Midori Sour by Naren Young, New York

by Gaz Regan · Saturday, September 13th, 2014 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2014

Midori Sour

Naren Young, www.forkandshaker.com, New York, USA

Midori Sour Naren Young

45 ml (1.5 oz) Beefeater gin

15 ml (.5 oz) MidoriMidori Sour

22.5 ml (.75 oz) fresh honeydew melon juice

22.5 ml (.75 oz) fresh lemon juice

15 ml (.5 oz) simple syrup

1 egg white

3 dashes of verjus

pinch of citrus salt and black pepper

Shake violently and serve up in a frozen Coupe

3 melon balls on a skewer sprinkled with cracked pepper, as garnish.

You’re welcome!

gaz sez:  Naren and I go back quite a long time now—I think I still had my long beard when we first met at the Bourbon Festival in Kentucky, so that puts it at 2002 or earlier.  Anyway, the lad’s done very well indeed for himself as a writer, bartender, bar manager, and all sorts of other stuff.  I love what he did with this Midori Sour, and I see this sort of thing as an upcoming trend—Jeffrey Morgenthaler’s already twisted the Grasshopper to make it fabulous, for instance, and that, too, made it into this batch of 101BNC.  Who’s gonna take a stab at Sex on the Beach?

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