Watching the Grinch each Christmas is a tradition of mine, and I always like to pair a viewing with a festive, Grinch-themed punch!
To keep things fresh, I try to make a different punch every year, which inspired me to share a few of my favorite Grinch punch recipes along with some new ones I eventually want to try out.
Before jumping into the recipes, let’s just get this out of the way: it’s no secret the different versions of the Grinch can be a super divisive topic. I’ll go ahead and put my reputation on the line by admitting that I actually LOVE the Jim Carrey Grinch.
I’m not sorry about it. The animated Grinch movies are also great, but if I’m being real with you, the non-animated version has my heart.
The only interpretation of the Grinch I refuse to watch is the musical version starring the dude from Glee. It’s beyond creepy and almost sardonic. I literally couldn’t finish it and almost had to book a therapy session to process what my eyes had just taken in.
But anywho, I digress! Whether you’re a fan of the original animated Grinch or the Jim Carey Grinch, these punches are sure to enhance your Grinch viewing experience.
They’re mean, green, and boozy enough to make any Grinch’s heart grow three sizes! So let’s holiday who-be hop right into it!
This punch gets its festive, neon color from lemon-lime Kool-Ade and its booziness from vodka! Watching the Grinch while sipping on this results in a lot of nostalgia for my childhood and all of the warm, fuzzy feels.
Important note: Christmas doesn't come from a store, and unfortunately neither does lemon-lime Kool-Ade in most cities, so if you can't find it at the grocery store, order it on Amazon ahead of time!
This is another easy, quick recipe that only needs 4 ingredients and takes 5 minutes to make! It's a perfect punch for those with a sweet tooth and is made with lime sherbet, sparkling wine, and Izze Clementine Sparkling Soda. If you can't find any Izza soda though, Sprite would do the trick just as well!
Milkshakes are really just frozen punches in a blender instead of a bowl! This gorgeous glass of green goodness is a pretty classic milkshake recipe with the addition of vanilla vodka and Peppermint Schnapps to make it extra festive. I'm beyond sold.
Which of these punches are you excited to try this Christmas? Do you have a Grinch punch recipe you like to break out each year? Let me know in the comment section below!
May your Christmases be Grinchy, boozy, and bright!
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