5 Ingredients or Fewer


October 14, 2010
1 Ratings
  • Serves 1, easily doubled or tripled
Author Notes

This may look like a trick, but one sip and you will see that it is a TREAT! A midori cocktail is the first thing that popped in my mind when this week’s theme was announced – it is the perfect wicked witch green! This is what the adults at my house will be drinking on Halloween. Note: The black lava sea salt contains activated charcoal, which has a very dramatic visual effect against the fluorescent green of the midori. I will post a photo soon. —gingerroot

What You'll Need
  • 1 1/2 ounces Midori
  • 1 1/2 ounces Malibu Rum
  • 1 1/2 ounces Special Sour mix (see recipe below)
  • Black Lava Sea Salt for rim
  • Gummy eyeball (optional)
  1. Rim a martini glass in black lava sea salt if desired. Fill a shaker halfway with ice cubes. Add equal parts Midori, Malibu Rum, and Special Sour mix. Shake and strain into a martini glass. Sprinkle a few grains of salt into your glass if desired, for a dramatic, Halloween-y effect. Eyeballs optional. ENJOY!
  2. SPECIAL SOUR MIX: 2 cups coconut water + 1/3 cup agave + Juice of two Meyer lemons Combine ingredients in a glass jar with a lid and stir to mix. Refrigerate until chilled. Use as needed for Trick-or-Treat-tinis.
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Recipe by: gingerroot

My most vivid childhood memories have to do with family and food. As a kid, I had the good fortune of having a mom who always encouraged trying new things, and two grandmothers who invited me into their kitchens at a young age. I enjoy cooking for the joy it brings me - sharing food with loved ones - and as a stress release. I turn to it equally during good times and bad. Now that I have two young children, I try to be conscientious about what we cook and eat. Right about the time I joined food52, I planted my first raised bed garden and joined a CSA; between the two I try to cook as sustainably and organically as I can. Although I'm usually cooking alone, my children are my favorite kitchen companions and I love cooking with them. I hope when they are grown they will look back fondly at our time spent in the kitchen, as they teach their loved ones about food-love. Best of all, after years on the mainland for college and graduate school, I get to eat and cook and raise my children in my hometown of Honolulu, HI. When I'm not cooking, I am helping others grow their own organic food or teaching schoolchildren about art.

15 Reviews

luvcookbooks October 20, 2010
just recommended this on food pickle to the parent who is hosting a halloween party for her son... perhaps after the kids go home!!
gingerroot October 21, 2010
Thanks, luvcookbooks! Did you have a chance to try it?
luvcookbooks October 21, 2010
collecting the ingredients-- so far have only the gummy eyeballs. target is selling an ice cube tray with gummy eyeballs in the tray, so i have that down. i have to find a (small) bottle of Midori, since it is obviously essential but i'm a little leery of the taste...there's a market on sundays that sells exotic salts, going to try for that this sunday aft if possible, hope to have everything by halloween weekend. trick or treat for grownups!!
Sagegreen October 18, 2010
Love your photo! What a great drink. I have would use peeled grapes for the eyeballs, definitely.
Sagegreen October 18, 2010
"I have and would use" is what I meant to write. Long day! Could use a 'tini right about now
gingerroot October 18, 2010
Thanks, Sagegreen! Actually, after I posted this, I went out in search of gummy eyeballs and could not find any. Then I thought about all the fruit that could easily fill-in, peeled grapes, as you suggested, or peeled lychee, longan or rambutan. They would all be delicious with this drink, and healthful break from all the Halloween candy!
gingerroot October 18, 2010
"a healthful break" is what I meant to type...I have not even had a long day yet, but maybe this means it will turn into one. I guess one of these is in order later tonight! : )
mrslarkin October 14, 2010
oh, spooky!!!!!! I love it!
gingerroot October 17, 2010
Thanks, mrslarkin!
TiggyBee October 14, 2010
I wish there was a picture... I bet the colors are just fabulous!!
gingerroot October 14, 2010
TiggyBee, I just added the best of my bad photos of this cocktail...actually, it makes it look a little dark and spooky, which, given the theme, works, I think. If you like sweet cocktails, I hope you try it this Halloween, because the colors are fabulous and I think it tastes delicious!
TiggyBee October 17, 2010
I love it!! I may have to put this on our menu for the 31st!! It looks great!!
gingerroot October 19, 2010
I would love that!! In addition to looking fabulously creepy and witch-y, they taste pretty darn good too...
luvcookbooks October 14, 2010
does it taste good? i know that's a subjective question
gingerroot October 14, 2010
It is a sweet cocktail, and goes down really easy. The coconut from the Malibu balances the slightly medicinal taste of the melon-y Midori. I actually don't drink much of either but started with the Midori because of the color and the addition of Malibu was a suggestion from my brother. The sour mix is based on the simple syrup I used in my Thai Basil sorbet.