The Grinch Cocktail is the perfect festive alcoholic beverage to serve at your next holiday gathering. Midori provides a sweet melon flavor, paired with lemon lime soda, a splash of rum, and a cherry “heart” garnish.
Whether you’re a grinch or not around the holidays, I think you’ll love my newest cocktail creation. The Grinch cocktail is a light and fruity alcoholic beverage that’s perfect for the holiday season.
Midori give this cocktail its green tint and adds a light melon flavor. The cherry on top represents the grinch’s heart before it grew three sizes that day. Don’t reach for jumbo maraschino cherries here – the standard size is perfectly small enough.
Feeling festive? I also have a quick and easy Ginger Orange Spice Cocktail that I make on repeat during the holidays. Or, might I suggest my Apple Pie Cocktail. Best made in the fall, but who doesn’t like apple pie year round?
Never had Midori before? Midori is a melon liqueur. It is sweet with a light melon taste. It’s not overpowering or strong, which makes it a great mixer for festive drinks like my grinch cocktail.
You can find this in your local liquor store near the schnapps or other flavored liqueurs. It should be easy to find with its bright green color. Isn’t that color beautiful?
Looking to lighten up this recipe? Try using lemon lime club soda instead of regular soda. Midori is sweet enough on its own that you can replace the soda if needed.
The Grinch Cocktail
- 2 ounces midori liqueur
- 1 ounce clear rum or triple sec*
- 4 ounces lemon lime soda
- 1 maraschino cherry
- Fill a lowball glass with ice. Add midori liqueur and rum. Top with lemon lime soda, stir to combine. Top with a maraschino cherry and enjoy.
- Lighter version: replace the lemon lime soda with lemon lime club soda instead.
- *Triple sec can also be used in place of the rum, if you'd like a fruitier tasting drink, or dislike the taste of rum.