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Toil n Trouble

Toil n Trouble

Get ready to cast a spell with Toil n Trouble, the spooky and delicious cocktail inspired by The Song of the Witches in Shakespeare’s Macbeth.

Courtesy of Aloft Denver Downtown’s WXYZ bar, the drink dones a vibrant green color and sweet, tart, and warm flavor. It’s magical drink is the perfect way to add a touch of spookiness to your Halloween-themed party. The flavor profile of Toil n Trouble is a balance between sweet, tart, and warm notes. The sweetness comes from the Midori and Cointreau, which provide a fruity and sweet flavor. The tartness comes from the addition of lime juice, which balances out the sweetness and adds a refreshing citrus note. Finally, the toasted cinnamon bitters give the cocktail a warm and slightly spicy flavor, which complements the sweetness and tartness of the other ingredients.

How strong is this cocktail?

Toil n Trouble is a medium-strength cocktail in terms of alcohol content. The combination of Midori, Cointreau, and lime juice provides a sweet and tart flavor, balanced out by adding simple syrup and toasted cinnamon bitters. While the exact alcohol content of the cocktail will depend on the specific brands of spirits used and the size of the serving, it is not a particularly strong drink. 


  • If you don’t have Midori, it can be replaced with another melon-flavored liqueur or a combination of melon juice or puree and simple syrup. 
  • If you don’t have Cointreau, you can substitute it with another orange-flavored liqueur such as Grand Marnier or Triple Sec. These liqueurs have a similar flavor profile to Cointreau and can be used in the same proportions as Cointreau in most recipes. However, it’s worth noting that each of these liqueurs has its own unique flavor profile, so the substitution may affect the overall taste of the cocktail. In some cases, you may also be able to use orange juice or orange zest as a substitute, but this will depend on the recipe and the other ingredients used.

Toil n Trouble

With its vibrant green color and sweet, tart, and warm flavors, this magical drink is the perfect way to add a touch of spookiness to your Halloween-themed party.

  • Author: Aloft Denver Downtown's WXYZ bar
  • Prep Time: 1 min
  • Total Time: 1 minute
  • Yield: 1 drink 1x
  • Category: Cocktails
  • Method: Shaking
  • Cuisine: American Italian


  1. 2 oz Midori
  2. 1 oz Cointreau
  3. 1 oz lime juice
  4. .75 oz simple syrup
  5. 3 dashes of toasted cinnamon bitters. 
  6. Garnish; pick with cherry
  7. Serve: Old Fashioned Glass


  1. Fill your cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Pour in Midori, Cointreau, lime juice, simple syrup, and toasted cinnamon bitters.
  3. Shake the cocktail shaker vigorously for about 10-15 seconds to chill and mix the ingredients properly.
  4. Strain the cocktail into a chilled glass filled with ice.
  5. Garnish with a cherry or a sprig of fresh mint (optional).
  6. Serve and enjoy your delicious and spooky Toil n Trouble cocktail!


Note: You can adjust the sweetness and tartness of the cocktail by adding more or less simple syrup and lime juice, respectively, according to your preference.

Keywords: toil n trouble, halloween, halloween cocktail, halloween drink, Cointreau, Midori, Cinnamon Bitters, spooky drinks, green cocktail recipe

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