Green Eyes Cocktail Recipe

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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 Green Eyes cocktail is a refreshing and visually appealing drink that was first created in the early 2000s by a renowned mixologist in a high-end bar. This cocktail quickly gained popularity among those who enjoy fruity and tropical flavors.

  • The name 'Green Eyes' comes from the vibrant green color of the drink, which is achieved by using a combination of green ingredients.
  • It is often served at parties and events, as it is both visually striking and easy to make in large quantities.
  • The Green Eyes cocktail is particularly popular among those who enjoy sweet and fruity flavors, as well as those who appreciate visually appealing drinks.

How Green Eyes Tastes?

The Green Eyes cocktail has a sweet, fruity, and slightly tangy taste. The combination of pineapple, lime, and melon flavors creates a refreshing and tropical sensation on the palate. The drink is also light and easy to sip, making it a perfect choice for warm weather or poolside relaxation.

Interesting facts about Green Eyes

  • The Green Eyes cocktail is often served in a hurricane glass, which showcases its vibrant green color and allows for a generous amount of ice to keep the drink cold.
  • The cocktail can be easily customized by adding different fruits or adjusting the proportions of the ingredients to suit individual tastes.
  • The Green Eyes cocktail is sometimes garnished with a pineapple wedge or a lime wheel, adding an extra touch of visual appeal and a hint of tropical flair.


Pineapple Juice

Used for its sweet, tropical flavor that gives the cocktail a refreshing vibe. 60ml is the right amount to give a fruity base without overpowering the other flavors. More could make it too sweet, less might lose the tropical profile.

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Melon Liqueur

Brings a 30ml vibrant green color and sweet melon flavor. It's the signature flavor of the cocktail. Less of it and the cocktail might lack its melony charm, more could overshadow the balance.

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Lime Juice

Acts as the acidic counterpart at 15ml to the sweet flavors. Keeps the cocktail zesty and balanced. Without it, the drink could be too sweet and flat. A dash more could make it overly tart.

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A cup of ice is essential to chill the drink and dilute it slightly, so the flavors are not too intense. No ice would make a warm and overly strong cocktail.

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A pineapple wedge or lime wheel adds a visual appeal and a hint of fresh flavor. Skipping the garnish won't affect the taste much, but it's like a gift without a bow!

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Recipe. How to make Green Eyes Drink

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Add the pineapple juice, melon liqueur, and lime juice to the shaker.
  3. Shake well until the ingredients are well combined and chilled.
  4. Strain the mixture into a hurricane glass filled with fresh ice.
  5. Garnish with a pineapple wedge or lime wheel.

Pro Tips

  • Shake the cocktail shaker vigorously to ensure the ingredients are well combined.
  • Use fresh pineapple juice for a more vibrant and refreshing flavor.
  • Chill the glass before pouring the cocktail to keep the drink cold for longer.

Perfect Pairings


  • Grilled shrimp or lobster: The sweetness from the pineapple juice and the melon liqueur complements the sweetness of shellfish.
  • Sushi rolls: Particularly those with avocado, as the creamy texture pairs well with the fruity and refreshing notes of the cocktail.


  • Cheese platters: Opt for mild cheeses that won't overpower the delicate melon flavors.
  • Spring rolls: Their light and tangy dipping sauces align with the citrus notes of the lime juice.


  • Fruit sorbets: A lemon or lime sorbet would echo the tartness of the cocktail.
  • Vanilla bean ice cream: For a contrasting yet complementary creamy sweetness.

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What you could change in Green Eyes

  • Melon liqueur can be replaced with Midori for a sweeter taste.
  • Pineapple juice can be substituted with orange juice for a different tropical flavor.
  • If you don't have a hurricane glass, a tall highball glass can be used instead.

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Spicy Green Eyes

  • Add a thin slice of jalapeño to the shaker before adding the other ingredients. The spicy kick will add a new dimension to the drink.

Coconut Green Eyes

  • Substitute half of the pineapple juice for coconut milk. This will add a creamy, tropical twist and might remind you of a piña colada with a melon twist.

Berry Green Eyes

  • Muddle a few fresh raspberries in the shaker before adding the other ingredients. The berries will introduce a tart and slightly sweet note, complementing the melon liqueur and adding a pinkish hue.

In case you forgot basics how to make Green Eyes

Add your ingredients to the shaker first, then ice. Fill it up to ¾ of its capacity to ensure enough space for shaking. Hold the shaker with both hands (one on the top and one on the bottom) and shake vigorously. The shake should come from your shoulders, not your wrists.

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Place your chosen strainer on top of the shaker or mixing glass, ensuring a secure fit. Pour the cocktail into a glass through the strainer, which will catch solid ingredients and ice. If double straining, hold the fine mesh strainer between the shaker and the glass.

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Garnishing a bar drink depends on the type of garnish and the cocktail. Generally, it involves preparing the garnish (like cutting a citrus wheel or picking a sprig of mint), and then adding it to the drink in a visually appealing way (like perching it on the rim or floating it on top).

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Frequently Asked Questions on Green Eyes

What is the alcohol content of Melon liqueur?

Melon liqueur typically contains between 20-30% alcohol by volume.

Can I make Green Eyes cocktail non-alcoholic?

Yes, you can make a non-alcoholic version of the Green Eyes cocktail by substituting the melon liqueur with a non-alcoholic melon syrup or fresh melon juice.

What other cocktails can I make with these ingredients?

The ingredients used in making the Green Eyes cocktail are versatile and can be used in making several other cocktails such as a tropical martini, a melon ball, or a pineapple margarita.

Is there a specific type of ice that should be used?

You can use any kind of ice, but crushed ice is often preferred for this type of cocktail as it chills the drink faster.

What's the best way to store leftover melon liqueur?

Melon liqueur should be stored in a cool, dark place. Although it doesn't spoil, it can lose flavor over time, so it's best consumed within one to two years of opening.

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