- 1 1/2 oz of Midori, a Japanese Melon Liqueur
- 1 1/2 oz of Cointreau or Triple Sec, an Orange Liqueur
- 1 oz of Fresh Lemon Juice
- Garnish with Cocktail Cherry and dry Ice, Optional (Read all the safety information below first!)
- Make the drink: Add the Midori, Cointreau, and lemon juice to a cocktail mixing glass (or cocktail shaker). Add 2 handfuls of regular ice cubes and stir until cold. Strain the drink into a lowball glass. Garnish with a cocktail cherry.
- Break the dry ice into 1-inch chunks (if using): Do this as close to the time you’ll be serving the drinks as possible, though you can buy the dry ice a few hours in advance. Start by dropping the plastic bag with the dry ice on the ground several times to allow it to break into large chunks. Remember never to touch the dry ice with your bare hands! Put on goggles and gloves. Use a chisel to break the dry ice into smaller pieces using a screwdriver or ice pick. The ideal size is 1/2-inch to 1-inch chunks that are large enough to sink to the bottom of the drink, but small enough to disappear in a few minutes. Wrap the small chunks in a towel and place them in a cooler with the top off until you’re ready to serve the drinks. Do not place the dry ice in the freezer.
- Add the dry ice: Using tongs (do not touch the dry ice!), add a 1/2-inch to 1-inch chunk of dry ice to the glass, which will sink to the bottom and immediately make a smoking effect. The ice cube will disappear in about 5 minutes. Do not drink the dry ice! Wait until the cube disappears before enjoying your drink (or you can take sips with the dry ice at the bottom). Review these Dry Ice Handling Instructions.