Japanese Slipper with Midori Cocktail

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Oct. 23, 2012

The Japanese Slipper, we've all heard of the cocktail, but have we ever thought about where its name comes from? Japanese slippers may sound like a type of designer footwear, but the term originally referred to traditional, simple Japanese sandals, which in turn draw their origin from ancient Egyptian footwear. These Japanese slippers are said to have first made their way to the West after the Second World War, when American servicemen brought them home from occupied Japan, and they eventually evolved into the rubber flip-flops we now wear to the beach. However, what they have in common with the cocktail of the same name remains unknown to this day. Variations on this recipe include substituting the triple sec for vodka, making for a powerful cocktail.


Midori 1 Ounce
Triple sec 1 Ounce
Lemon juice 1 Ounce
Ice cubes 10 Medium
Maraschino cherries 1 Medium (For Garnish)



1. In a shaker, add midori, triple sec and lemon juice.

2. Top with ice cubes.

3. Shake well.


4. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and serve cold.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Servings: 1

Nutrition Facts

Serving size Complete recipe

Calories 108Calories from Fat

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat %

Saturated Fat %

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 5 mg0.21%

Total Carbohydrates 26 g8.7%

Dietary Fiber %

Sugars 23 g

Protein %

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet