The Grinch Cocktail is an easy holiday cocktail to serve up at your next Christmas party. With fruity flavors like melon, lemon-lime, and cherry, this cocktail is flavorful and eye-catching.
Whether you're a grinch or not, I think you'll love my newest cocktail creation. The Grinch cocktail is a light and fruity alcoholic beverage that's perfect for the holidays.
This cocktail is flavored with Midori, a melon liqueur, which also gives the cocktail its green hue. Rum and lemon-lime soda round out this easy cocktail, adding a light citrus flavor.
The cherry on top represents the grinch's heart before it grew three sizes that day.
I've tested this recipe with rum, vodka, and triple sec, and all three are great options.
I'd suggest that if you enjoy fruity cocktails, you may prefer the taste of triple sec in your grinch cocktail. Triple sec is orange liqueur, and will add a light citrus flavor to your holiday cocktail.
Triple sec is especially nice for those who do not like tasting the alcohol in your cocktail.
Midori is a green liqueur that is sweet with a light melon flavor. It's not overpowering or strong, which makes it a great mixer for festive drinks like this holiday cocktail.
You can find it at your local liquor store near the schnapps or other flavored liqueurs. It should be easy to find with its bright green color.
Low Calorie Alternative
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 desired.
The Grinch Cocktail
- 1 ½ ounces midori liqueur
- 1 ounce clear rum or triple sec*
- 5 ounces lemon lime soda
- 1 maraschino cherry
- Fill a lowball glass with ice. Add midori liqueur and rum. Top with lemon lime soda and stir gently 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.
Looking for something non-alcoholic but equally grinchy to share with the whole family? Try my grinch punch recipe - it's a pineapple lime punch that's made with just four ingredients!