This exquisite cocktail took home the grand prize at the US Bartenders Guild Annual Competition in 1978. Its major sales point is the superb balance achieved between five different ingredients, that manages to maintain each ones unique characteristics. Everyone knows MIDORI goes well with pineapple juice, but the addition of pistachio liqueur in the same quantity as MIDORI works as a perfect complementary accent. The drink is well-balanced enough without the vodka, but adding vodka gives it that extra kick and makes it an even more rounded cocktail.
15 ml (1/2 oz) Midori liqueur
15 ml (1/2 oz) Vodka
15 ml (1/2 oz) Pistachio Syrup or Liqueur
45 ml (1 1/2 oz) Pineapple Juice
15 ml (1/2 oz) Lime Juice
In a shaking glass, combine Midori, Vodka, Pistachio Syrup, Pineapple Juice, and Lime Juice.
Fill up the glass with ice.
Shake them well.
Strain your cocktail in a chilled cocktail glass.
Garnish with crushed roasted pistachio nuts.
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