Life is da bubbles!
Looking to make a splash with a vibrant and delicious mermaid martini? You’ve come to the right place! I created this gorgeous cocktail for Disney Dinners: The Little Mermaid. It may look a little crazy but it’s so good, you’ll want to make all the time!
This is basically a fruity version of a lemon drop that’s the same sea-green color of Ariel’s tale. (Not: the cocktail is a bit more blue in person. For some reason it photographs more green than it looks in real life.) The color is achieved by mixing Midori, a green melon liquor, and blue curaçao, a vibrant blue orange liquor. This vodka martini tastes a bit like dragonfruit, kiwi, maybe even green grapes. If you like any of those fruits, you’ll love this easy cocktail!
I’m writing this up as a single martini (which easily doubles) and as a pitcher. You really want to use freshly squeezed lemon juice for this cocktail to get that fabulous lip-smacking sour component. You can easily juice lemons in the morning and keep the juice in a jar to use when it’s time to shake up some martinis.
Last but not least: simple syrup. It’s so easy to make! I keep simple syrup in my fridge at all times. All you have to do is measure equal parts sugar and water in a sauce pan (for instance, one cup of water, and one cup of granulated sugar) and cook over low heat until the liquid is completely clear. It should only take a few minutes. Let cool and store in a jar in the fridge.
2 oz vodka
2 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 oz simple syrup
1/2 oz Midori
1/2 oz blue curaçao
- Measure all ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Put on the lid and shake, then strain into a martini glass.
For a pitcher:
1 cup vodka
1 cup lemon juice
1/2 cup simple syrup
1/4 cup Midori
1/4 cup blue curaçao
- Measure all ingredients into a pitcher and stir. Chill until ready to serve.