The Green Dinosaur drink recipe features three white liquors with Midori and lemonade. It’s a rather strong drink, and the mixers don’t do much to disguise the kick.
The flavor of this cocktail is a blend of citrus and honeydew. The citrus cuts through the sweetness of the Midori, giving it more of a tangy flavor. It also contains one ounce each of silver tequila, light rum and vodka – three white liquors that pack a punch, in addition to the lower proof Midori. So this drink is definitely on the strong side, and you will taste those mixers. Pick a good tequila you like – Altos silver tequila or Casa Noble reposado both make good choices. For the rum, Barcardi is always reliable. The vodka matters the least. While a top shelf brand like Grey Goose will taste fantastic, you might not notice much difference between it and a more affordable brand like Svedka or Stolichnaya.
And if you enjoy this drink, you may also want to check out the Honeydew Martini, which is Midori with vodka and triple sec. Also, the Honeydew-Ginger Martini, which blends Midori and vodka with lemon juice and Domaine De Canton Ginger Liqueur.
This recipe came from a North American book, so by “lemonade”, it does mean the flat version (lemon juice, water and sugar). However, it’s one of those drinks that will work equally well with the British fizzy version of lemonade.
I think of this drink as being for spring or summer, because it’s not too sweet or rich. It works very well for barbecues, because it’s light. But remember, it’s actually a double, which may be stronger than you want to serve at a party. If so, you can either make it a longer drink by adding more lemonade or you can reduce the liquor amounts by half. Not the Midori liqueur, just the three hard liquors. Then it will be closer to a standard drink.
Green Dinosaur Drink Recipe
Combine all ingredients in a martini glass and stir. Optionally, add ice and serve.