Japanese slipper

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Japanese Slipper
IBA Official Cocktail
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Type Cocktail
Primary alcohol by volume
Served Straight up; without ice
Standard garnish

Honeydew melon slice

Standard drinkware
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Cocktail glass
IBA specified ingredients*
Preparation Shake together in a mixer with ice. Strain into glass, garnish and serve.
* Japanese Slipper recipe at International Bartenders Association

A Japanese slipper is an IBA Official Cocktail made from Midori, Cointreau, and lemon juice. It was created in 1984 by Jean-Paul Bourguignon at Mietta's Restaurant in Melbourne.[1][citation needed]


The Japanese Slipper appears in literature as early as

The bulletin: Issues 5617-5625 in 1988

"you might care for one of the other current favorites — a Toblerone, a Japanese Slipper or a Mind Eraser. ... Bailey's, grand marnier) or a Melon Bullet (Midori, Mainstay, cointreau, lemon juice)"


Place a cherry into a cocktail glass. Place crushed ice into cocktail shaker, add Midori, then the Cointreau and lemon juice. Shake well and strain into the chilled cocktail glass and serve. Garnish with a slice of honeydew melon.

A variation can be made by replacing the Cointreau with vodka.[2]


  1. ^ Tsindos, Veneta (11 March 1992). "Sink a soft Slipper". Herald Sun (Melbourne, Australia). p. 40. 
  2. ^ http://www.midori-world.com/recipes/japanese-slipper.html