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The Grinch Cocktail Recipe

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The Grinch cocktail recipe is a great drink to serve at your holiday party.

Made with fun and fruity ingredients like peach schnapps and Blue Curacao, it’s perfect for Christmas Eve or any winter evening.

This post will tell you how to make the Grinch cocktail plus everything you need to know to make sure this drink makes your holidays happy and not Grinch-like!

The grinch cocktail recipe

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What Is The Grinch Cocktail?

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The Grinch Cocktail is a refreshing and easy drink to make for your next holiday party.

With flavors like peach, lemon-lime, cherry–the list goes on!–this festive concoction will be sure to please both old friends as well newcomers alike!

Why Is It Called The Grinch?the Grinch cocktail recipe

The green color of this delicious cocktail is probably the main giveaway.  The addition of a maraschino cherry for a garnish is supposed to represent the Grinch’s heart, which as we all know, is two sizes too small. 

Who Will Love The Grinch Cocktail Recipe?

If you love fruity, tropical drinks, you will love the Grinch. I am a huge fan of rum punch recipes like the Ocean Breeze so the Grinch is basically my holiday version of this. 

It would be absolutely perfect for a Christmas on the beach. 

Why you’ll love this Christmas Cocktail Recipe

The grinch cocktail

The Grinch is not only delicious but it will give everyone at your next holiday party a laugh. Plus, it is really easy to make. 

It is always a crowd pleaser at Christmas parties and events because it is so festive looking. 

This shot is:

  • Perfect for the holidays
  • Simple to make
  • Impressive
  • Delicious
  • Fun and Festive

The Grinch Cocktail Recipe Ingredients

The Grinch cocktails list of ingredients

This deliciously Christmassy cocktail is easy to make and fun to drink. 

The nice thing about making this cocktail is that you don’t need any special tools and the ingredients are pretty simple, meaning you may very well already have them in your pantry or liquor cupboard. 

To make The Grinch, you need:

  • Peach Schnapps
  • White Rum
  • Orange Juice
  • Lemon-Lime soda
  • Blue Curacao
  • 1 Cherry for garnish

What Is Blue Curacao?

Blue Curacao is a citrus flavored liqueur made with the dried peel of bitter orange laraha. It has an appetizing, tangy taste. 

It also comes clear or orange colored versions. If you do not have Blue Curacao, you can use Triple Sec and blue food coloring. 

You can also buy non-alcoholic Blue Curacao syrup such as Torani Blue Curacao Syrup.

The Grinch Cocktail Recipe – Directions

This cocktail is extremely easy to make and you don’t really need any special tools. You may find it useful to use a cocktail stirrer and a jigger but they are not essential.

Fill a lowball glass with ice.
 
Add peach schnapps and rum
how to make a Grinch cocktail
 
Follow with the orange juice
 
Top with lemon lime soda. 
directions for making a Grinch cocktail
 
Finally add the Blue Curacao and stir to combine. 
add Blue Curacao to make your Grinch Cocktail
 
Top with a maraschino cherry
 
Note: You can add more Blue Curacao until you get the desired green color. 
how to make a Grinch cocktail

Final Thoughts

If you’re looking for the perfect Christmas party drink, you will love the Grinch Cocktail recipe. 

It is easy to make and the fruity flavor is refreshing and perfect for any celebration. 

the Grinch cocktail recipe
Yield: 1

The Grinch Christmas Cocktail Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

This Grinch actually likes Christmas! With fun fruity flavors, this easy to make Christmas cocktail is perfect for the holidays.

Ingredients

  • 1 oz Peach Schnapps
  • 1 oz Rum
  • 3 oz Orange Juice
  • 2 oz Lemon Lime Soda
  • 1 oz Blue Curacao
  • 1 Maraschino Cherry

Instructions

  1. Fill a lowball glass with ice.
  2. Add peach schnapps and rum
  3. Follow with the orange juice
  4. Top with lemon lime soda. 
  5. Finally add the Blue Curacao and stir to combine. 
  6. Top with a maraschino cherry

Notes

You can add more Blue Curacao until you get the desired green color. 

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