Grinch Cocktail Recipe

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Three bright green Grinch cocktails

Whether you go all sparkly-eyed at the idea of holiday wreaths and gingerbread cookies, or prefer to skip the whole business altogether, the Grinch Christmas cocktail is a must-try.  

After all, as Dr Suess’ cutest character, Cindy Lou Who, once said to the green (and mean!) Grinch who stole Christmas, “No matter how different a Who may appear, he will always be welcomed with holiday cheer.”  

So, here’s our festive Grinch Christmas cocktail recipe to get you in the mood to jingle-bell rock! 



Sparkly decoration sugars are available from fun-loving baking retailers


Add a cherry or candy cane as garnish for extra festive cheer


Substitute vodka if you don’t have any light rum handy



1 Person

30 Ml

1 Oz

1 Parts

30 Ml

1 Oz

1 Parts

melon liqueur
150 Ml

5 Oz

5 Parts

lemon-lime soda
To garnish, a maraschino cherry (optional)



Fill a rocks glass with ice, add the melon liqueur and rum, top with the lemon-lime soda, and stir gently to combine


Top with a cherry (if you like) and serve

More Christmas cocktails to try!

Now that we’ve got you in the mood to get merry, here are a few other Christmas cocktails you can shake and stir up this festive season:  

Eggnog Martini

Eggnog is the unofficial drink of Christmas, and we love turning it into a super tasty Eggnog Martini. Best of all – you can use store-bought eggnog and nobody will be able to tell the difference. It’s a quick, easy and delicious mixed drink that also works a charm as a batch cocktail to serve a crowd.  

Grasshopper cocktail

Okay, so the Grasshopper might not technically be renowned as a festive drink per se, but its creamy green vibe goes perfectly with holiday decorations, don’t you think? Plus, it’s like a classy milkshake for grownups, with just enough kick to make awkward festive banter a little more tolerable… 

Christmas Negroni

A festive twist on the classic amber-hued Italian aperitivo, the Christmas Negroni also features Campari and Cinzano Vermouth Rosso as ingredients. The spin comes in the form of gin that has been infused with cinnamon sticks, anise pods, cloves, black peppercorns, and bay leaves. It takes a little patience to do this bit, but man, oh man, is the pay-off legendary! 

Peppermint Martini

The velvety Peppermint Martini is a supremely sip-able dessert in a glass that plops the cherry on top of any Christmas menu. Gorgeously indulgent, it’s a little extra, which is exactly why it’s tailor-made for the holidays! 

When to serve the Grinch cocktail

The Grinch Christmas cocktail recipe is quite obviously a Yuletide classic. However, we like to think that it also goes down a treat on other occasions. We like to serve it at:  

  • Halloween when its green hue makes a ghoulish impression 
  • St Patrick’s Day when everything is green 
  • Movie-themed parties (Dr Seuss has gone mainstream, folks!) 

And more! Let us know when you whip up this tongue-in-the-cheek drink and remember to tag us in your Grinch cocktail recipe pictures when you share it online!