Japanese slipper

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Japanese Slipper
Base spirit
ServedStraight up: chilled, without ice
Standard garnishHoneydew melon slice
Standard drinkware
Cocktail glass
Commonly used ingredients
PreparationShake together in a mixer with ice. Strain into glass, garnish and serve.

A Japanese slipper is a drink made from Midori, Cointreau, and lemon juice. It was created in 1984 by Jean-Paul Bourguignon at Mietta's Restaurant in Melbourne.[1][2]


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.[3]


  1. ^ "Japanese Slipper".
  2. ^ "Japanese Slipper Cocktail Recipe". 16 July 2020.
  3. ^ "Japanese Slipper - Cocktail Recipes - MIDORI - The Original Melon Liqueur -". MIDORI - The Original Melon Liqueur -. Archived from the original on 2013-08-03. Retrieved 2013-07-05.