Battery Acid Cocktail Recipe

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Alcohol %:20%

Created by

Nic Polotnianko

I fell in love with the art of mixology 6 years ago. Since then, I've honed my skills, crafting a myriad of cocktail recipes, and sharing my passion with other enthusiasts.

Last Updated: January 7, 2024


The Battery Acid cocktail is a modern creation, known for its electrifying name and vibrant green color. It's a favorite among adventurous drinkers who are not afraid to try something different. The cocktail is a blend of sweet, sour and strong flavors, making it a unique choice for those seeking a new cocktail experience.

  • Origin: Modern cocktail
  • Ideal for: Adventurous drinkers
  • Taste profile: Sweet, sour, and strong

How Battery Acid Tastes?

The Battery Acid cocktail is a unique blend of sweet, sour, and strong flavors. The sweetness of the Midori is balanced by the sourness of the lime juice, while the vodka adds a strong alcoholic kick.

Interesting facts about Battery Acid

  • The Battery Acid cocktail gets its vibrant green color from the Midori.
  • Despite its name, the cocktail does not contain any actual battery acid.
  • The cocktail is typically served in a highball glass, over ice.


A few good options for Battery Acid are:

  • Grey Goose
  • Belvedere
  • Khor
  • Smirnoff

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Midori: 1.5oz

The star of the show, Midori brings a vibrant green hue and a sweet, melon flavor that is both unique and refreshing. It's not too overpowering at 1.5oz, which allows the cocktail to maintain a delightful balance. Too much Midori? You might as well be sipping on a melon farm. Not enough? You'll lose the heart of the drink. If you're out of Midori, try a different melon liqueur for a similar profile, although Midori really is the key to this drink's particular charm.

Emma Rose

Vodka: 1oz

Vodka is the silent backbone of many cocktails, adding alcoholic strength without overpowering the other flavors. At 1oz, it's just enough to let you know it's there without turning the drink into a boozy punch. Skipping it would mean a rather weak cocktail; too much could lead to a tasteless spirit domination, overshadowing the Midori's playful notes. Substitute with gin for a herbal twist, or tequila for a Battery Acid with a bite.

Alex Green

Lime Juice: 1oz

The zesty lime juice is essential to balancing the cocktail, adding a sharp acidity that cuts through the sweetness and elevates the flavor profile. Perfect at 1oz to not pucker you up like a cartoon character, but leaving out the lime juice makes the drink one-dimensional. You can use lemon juice for a different type of citrus kick or even a splash of grapefruit for a bittersweet alternative.

Mary Mitkina

Ice: To fill the glass

Ice doesn't just keep your drink cold; it's a crucial ingredient in controlling dilution, which can drastically change the flavor profile as you sip. Using too little ice can result in a quick warm-up and an overly strong drink, while too much ice may leave you with a watered-down disappointment. If you prefer a less diluted drink, use larger ice cubes that melt slower.

Emma Rose

Recipe. How to make Battery Acid Drink

  1. Fill a highball glass with ice.
  2. Pour in the Midori, vodka, and lime juice.
  3. Stir well to combine.
  4. Serve and enjoy.

Pro Tips

  • Use fresh lime juice for the best flavor.
  • Chill the glass beforehand for a colder cocktail.

Perfect Pairings

Food Pairings

  • Grilled Shrimp: The sweet and tangy flavors of the Battery Acid cocktail can complement seafood quite well, especially something like grilled shrimp with a touch of seasoning.
  • Sushi Rolls: Particularly those with a bit of a spicy kick, as the acidity from the lime can refresh the palate between bites.
  • Fruit Platters: Given the fruity nature of the Midori, a platter with melon, pineapple, and mango could echo the cocktail's sweetness and provide a refreshing balance.

Drink Pairings

  • Sparkling Water: For those wanting to stay hydrated and cleanse the palate between sips of the cocktail.
  • Bitter Ales: The bitterness can contrast the sweet and sour notes of the cocktail, providing a diverse tasting experience.

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What you could change in Battery Acid

  • Midori: You can substitute Midori with any other melon liqueur.
  • Vodka: Any clear spirit like gin or tequila can be used in place of vodka.

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Electric Blue Acid

  • 1.5oz Blue Curacao
  • 1oz Vodka
  • 1oz Lime Juice
  • Ice

Recipe: Fill a highball glass with ice. Pour in the Blue Curacao, vodka, and lime juice. Stir well to combine. The Electric Blue Acid will have striking blue appearance and slightly orange flavored twist, making for a shocking yet delightful taste sensation.

Cherry Charged

  • 1.5oz Cherry Liqueur
  • 1oz Vodka
  • 1oz Lime Juice
  • Ice

Recipe: Fill a highball glass with ice. Pour in the cherry liqueur, vodka, and lime juice. Stir well to combine. This twist adds a rich cherry flavor that pairs well with the tang of lime, creating a fruity but not too sweet alternative.

Green Tea Power Surge

  • 1.5oz Green Tea Liqueur
  • 1oz Vodka
  • 1oz Lime Juice
  • Ice

Recipe: Fill a highball glass with ice. Pour in the green tea liqueur, vodka, and lime juice. Stir well to combine. The earthy tones of the green tea liqueur offer a complex, slightly bitter twist that can add depth and sophistication to the original recipe.

In case you forgot basics how to make Battery Acid

Insert the spoon into the glass until it touches the bottom. Keep the back of the spoon against the inside wall of the glass, and stir in a smooth, circular motion. The goal is to swirl the ice and ingredients together without churning or splashing.

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Frequently Asked Questions on Battery Acid

Why is it called Battery Acid?

The cocktail is named Battery Acid due to its vibrant green color which is similar to the color of some types of battery acid. This is purely symbolic and the cocktail does not contain any harmful substances.

What type of glass should I use to serve the Battery Acid cocktail?

Though the Battery Acid cocktail is typically served in a highball glass, it can also be served in any glass of your choice based on personal preference or what's available.

Can children or pregnant women drink the Battery Acid cocktail?

No. It is not advisable for children, pregnant women, or people with certain health conditions to consume alcoholic beverages, including the Battery Acid cocktail.

Can I prepare a non-alcoholic version of the Battery Acid cocktail?

Yes, you can create a mocktail version of the Battery Acid cocktail by replacing the Midori and Vodka with non-alcoholic alternatives.

What are the best garnishments to use for the Battery Acid cocktail?

You can garnish it with fresh fruit like a slice of lime or a cherry to increase its visual appeal.

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