Mt. Fuji in spring

The Story

Geta (下駄) (pl. geta)[1] are traditional Japanese footwear resembling flip-flops. A kind of sandal, geta have a flat wooden base elevated with up to three (though commonly two) “teeth”, held on the foot with a fabric thong, which keeps the foot raised above the ground.

Traditional “Getas”


The Japanese Slipper, which is one of the most elegant cocktail drinks ever created, doesn’t really have much to do with either Japan or slippers.

A subtle blend of Midori melon liqueur with Cointreau and lemon juice, the Slipper mixes sweet and tart flavors for a perfect before- dinner drink. 

Why is it called the Japanese Slipper? Possibly because Midori is the Japanese word for green.

The Recipe

What you need

1.5 oz  Cointreau
1.5 oz Midori melon (Bols ok)
1.5 oz Lemon Juice (not too much – careful)
1 Maraschino Cherry

What you do 
SHAKE all the ingredients together in a cocktail shaker until the outside of the shaker becomes slightly frosted. Strain and serve.

Garnish maraschino cherry
Serve Cocktail glass or Nick & Nora

Patrick (Paddy) Moore

Patrick (Paddy) Moore is the author of the series Quarantinis, Eh? featuring cocktails that commemorate the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020-2021.

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