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Hot Brown Lizard

The Hot Brown Lizard blends the flavors of cinnamon and melon, which might sound repulsive. But it’s actually a surprisingly good combination.

Hot Brown Lizard drink in rocks glass

This drink is extremely sweet, and it goes down very smooth which makes it a nice choice for new drinkers who are still getting used to the taste of alc0hol. It also makes a great dessert alternative. And it’s fun to serve to guests by pouring both liqueurs at the same time so they can watch the red and green mix to form brown. Of course, for that to work, and for the drink to live up to its namesake, you need to use a red-colored cinnamon schnapps, not clear.


  • 1 1/2 ounces cinnamon schnapps
  • 1 1/2 ounces Midori melon liqueur

Pour the ingredients into an old-fashioned glass and stir until it’s brown.