Of all the cocktails that bear the name “lagoon,” probably the most famous is the Blue Lagoon, invented by Andy MacElhone in 1960 at Harry’s New York Bar in Paris.
The First Indochina War (fought from the late-1940s to mid-1950s) which saw battles between the French and local resistance forces surrounding the desire for autonomy from the current states of Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia, had just ended, meaning that the French people’s awareness of the Indochina region was high.
The Blue Lagoon is said to have been created based on the image of the stunningly blue South China Sea.
The MIDORI Lagoon, on the other hand, was probably based on images of the brilliant emerald green color and soft southern breezes felt on the ocean stretch between Florida’s Key West and the Caribbean Sea.
Ingredients - MIDORI Lagoon - (1 glass)
|Club Soda / Soda Water||1 dash|
|Any other ingredients (eg. ice cubes) are not included in the alcoholic content listed.|
Mixing Instruction - MIDORI Lagoon -
- Shake all ingredients except for the club soda together, and pour into a glass over ice.
- Add club soda.
- Garnish with a twist of lime rind.
- Tastes great shaken. Alternatively, try building it to really bring out the MIDORI flavor.