We know how you feel about Mountain Dew. We know how you feel about drinking. Yes, you can combine the two in the Mountain Dew cocktail recipe, and here’s how.
No actual Mountain Dew was harmed in the making of this cocktail. That is to say, the Mountain Dew cocktail doesn’t actually contain any Mountain Dew. It just tastes like it.
And it’s one of those fun drinks where you get to drop a shot glass into a mug. In this case, it’s a shot full of Midori.
That makes this a great drink to serve at parties. Watching someone make it is almost as fun as drinking it. Okay, not really, but it’s fun.
There are a couple of variations on this drink – one using beer, the other using vodka. The beer version definitely looks more like Mountain Dew, but a lot of people prefer the taste of the vodka version.
This just means you’ll have to test each version, at least once, in order to figure out what you like. That could take at least one whole party. Maybe a few.
You might even want to organize a whole blind taste test with some friends. That’ll lend the whole proceeding some dignity. Oh, who are we kidding?
The flavors here are honeydew melon and citrus – plus beer, if you included it. Strangely enough, both versions taste a lot – but not exactly – like Mountain Dew.
The consensus is that the no-beer version tastes a little more like actual Mountain Dew. But the beer version is close, and beer lovers may prefer it.
Whichever version you make, it’s an easygoing cocktail that tends to be much-loved by fans of Mountain Dew.
- 1 ounce vodka
- 1 ounce Midori
- Draft beer or more vodka
- Pour an ounce of vodka into a glass.
- Fill the glass up most of the rest of the way with 7-up.
- Drop in your Midori shot.
- Fill a beer mug a little way with beer, then a little way with 7-up, and repeat the cycle until you've filled the glass with equal amounts of each.
- Fill a shot glass with the Midori.
- Drop the whole freakin' shot glass into the beer.