The Japanese Slipper is a cocktail based on Midori (the famous melon liqueur), Cointreau and lemon juice. A simple recipe, but with a complex and full taste, ripe with the persuasive flavor of melon that dominates, only slightly scratched by the aromatic citrus hint of Cointreau. He is thought to have been born in a bar on an American base during the occupation of Japan after World War II.
The Japanese Slipper is an after-dinner cocktail, to be sipped slowly, to appreciate the flow of all its variegated sweet shades. It is not a mass drink, it divides, there are no half measures, it is not like a Mojito that everyone likes and refreshes. It is somewhat reminiscent of Pina Colada, due to its monolithic taste, in fact, even with the Japanese, you can make excellent frozen products or by stretching it with the soda you can enjoy a drink with a less exasperated sweetness.
Ingredients and doses of the Japanese Slipper cocktail
- 3 cl of Midori, melon liqueur
- 3 cl of Cointreau
- 3 cl of lemon juice
How to prepare the Japanese Slipper cocktail
Squeeze the juice of half a lemon and put it in a shaker with ice, pour in the Midori and Cointreau and shake vigorously. Pour, straining, into a small bowl and garnish with a slice of melon and lime or a maraschino cherry.
Due to its sweet nature, the Slipper is at its best with desserts, so try it with Mantuan sbrisolona cake, apple crumble, bread cake, coconut biscuits or a salmon fillet accompanied by melon sorbet.