Grinch Punch

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This colorful, family-friendly Grinch Punch is perfect for festive entertaining! It’s so easy to make with everyday ingredients and takes less than 5 minutes of time.

Suitable for vegetarian and gluten free diets.

two glasses of Grinch punch served with red striped straws

If you are looking for a fun way to add some extra magic to your holiday season, mix up a batch of this Grinch Punch recipe. Kids adore its eye-catching hue and sweet, fruity flavor but you can always make Grinch Punch with alcohol for the grownups.

This colorful Grinch Punch is the perfect drink for the Christmas season. It is such a fun idea, kids love it, and you can whip it up for your Christmas party, along with these Grinch Cookies, easy Grinch Popcorn, and festive Grinch Kabobs. Dr Seuss’s How The Grinch Stole Christmas movie night is sure to be a big hit.

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During the holiday season, I like to make sure I have at least one Christmas punch for kids ready to serve alongside all my Christmas cocktails and mocktails.

And this easy recipe is a great idea to pull out. I love how this Green Grinch Drink is ready with 5 minutes of prep and no fancy mixing equipment needed.

three glasses of the finished Christmas punch for kids

This festive holiday green punch captures the essence of the beloved Dr. Seuss character – from his vibrant green demeanor to his quirky, mischievous nature – all in a single, inviting glass. Grinch Punch isn’t just a beverage; it’s a conversation starter.

Psst…you can make this Grinch Punch alcoholic if you want something fun for the grownups. If you do, make sure to always drink responsibly and be mindful of your consumption.

Why Make This Grinch Punch Recipe

  • It’s budget-friendly – This delicious drink packs a visual punch but is affordable and easy to make
  • It can be made well in advance – Prep this punch in advance and chill until ready to pour and serve.
  • It’s perfect for a crowd – Grinch punch recipe can easily be doubled or tripled as needed to serve all of your guests.
  • It’s customizable – Feel free to get creative and add your own unique twists. From extra fruity flavors to different garnishes, you can tailor the recipe to suit your taste.

Ingredient Notes

  • Pineapple Juice –Strain the pineapple juice or use orange juice instead.
  • Sprite – or you can use lemon-lime soda or lemonade.
  • Lemonade Concentrate – Found in the freezer sections, lemonade concentrate adds sweetness and a tart flavor.
  • Kool-Aid – Choose a flavor that is green in color. I used liquid lemon lime Kool-aid, but you can easily use Kool-aid powder. Follow the instructions on the packet for the proportions of kool-aid and water.
  • Red Sanding Sugar – This optional ingredient adds a fun, festive touch to this Christmas punch recipe.

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How To Make Grinch Punch

Get complete ingredients list and instructions from the recipe card below.

  • Pour pineapple juice into a large pitcher and gently stir together with the Sprite, water, lemonade concentrate, and Kool-Aid. 
  • Dip the rims of serving glasses in water and then into the sanding sugar to coat them.
  • Pour the Grinch punch recipe into glasses, add ice cubes if desired, and serve.
image collage showing the steps for making this Grinch holiday punch recipe

Grinch Punch Recipe Pro Tips

  • Make sure all ingredients are well chilled before mixing. This helps keep your punch cold without needing excessive ice, which can dilute the flavors.
  • For a festive touch, go for clear glass or plastic cups to show off the vibrant green color.
  • Mason jars or a large punch bowl also work well for larger gatherings like a holiday party.
  • Add colorful garnish like strawberries, or use maraschino cherries for Grinch “hearts.” Add a sprig of fresh mint or a candy cane for a festive touch.
  • Rimming the glasses with sugar really takes this up a notch but do this just before serving so the sugars don’t dissolve.
  • If you’re serving the punch over an extended period, consider using a punch bowl with an ice ring or a large ice block to keep the drink cold without dilution.
  • If mixing in advance, combine all of the ingredients except for the soda. Add this just before serving so it will be nice and bubbly.
  • You can easily double or triple this recipe for a crowd.

Delicious Variations on The Grinch Who Stole Christmas Punch

This punch is super versatile! Try some of these easy variations;

  • Reduce the fizz – You can add less fizz to the Grinch drink by replacing some of the carbonated soda with juice.
  • Vary the fizz – Feel free to use sparkling water, ginger ale, or another type of clear soda instead of Sprite.
  • Use a different green – Lime sherbet or green Hawaiian punch is a great option. You can also use green food coloring.
  • Add in fun ice cubes – Cut fruit into fun shapes with cookie cutters and freeze or use silicone molds or ice cube trays to make holiday-themed ice cubes.
  • Customize for other holidays – Use black sanding sugar to make this a Halloween witch’s brew or use orange Kool-aid instead.
  • Make Grinch Punch alcoholic – Make this a fun adult beverage by adding your favorite alcohol such as white rum or flavored vodka.
two glasses of the holiday punch ready to be served

Prep And Storage

  • Prep Ahead – This is a great recipe for prepping ahead. Combine all the ingredients (except the Sprite) and refrigerate for up to 2 days. Add in the Sprite just before serving.
  • Store – You can store leftover punch for up to 4-5 days. However, the sprite will go flat, and the punch will not be bubbly.
  • Freeze – Freezing the punch is not recommended.

Grinch Holiday Punch FAQs

Can I Make Grinch Punch With Alcohol?

You certainly can make Grinch punch alcoholic. To make an adult Grinch punch with alcohol, add about 1 cup of vodka or rum to the punch before serving.

Can I Make Grinch Punch in advance?

You can prepare most of the Grinch Punch ingredients in advance and keep them in the fridge. However, if using carbonated soda, it’s best to add it shortly before serving to preserve the fizz.

Can I Make this Punch for a Crowd?

Yes, you can make this punch for a crowd by scaling up the recipe to make a big batch in a punch bowl, or even multiple batches if needed. Just be sure to have enough ingredients on hand.

What Makes Grinch Christmas Punch Green?

I use green Kool-aid to make Grinch Christmas punch green. You can use any green Kool-aid or Hawaiian Punch. You could also use food coloring to get just the right color of green.

two glasses rimmed with red sugar and filled with Grinch punch

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two glasses of Grinch punch served with red striped straws
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Grinch Punch

Festive Grinch Punch is easy to make and totally kid-approved!
Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American, Western
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Servings: 6
Calories: 180kcal
Author: Bintu Hardy

Ingredients

  • 3 cups (720ml) sprite lemon lime soda
  • 3 cups (720ml) water
  • 12 ounces (340g) frozen lemonade concentrate that has been thawed
  • 1 cup (240ml) pineapple juice
  • 1 tablespoon liquid green Kool-aid flavoring or to taste
  • red sanding sugar for glass rims
  • ice cubes if desired

Instructions

  • Mix together sprite, water, lemonade concentrate, pineapple juice, and Kool-Aid in a large pitcher.
  • Dip the glass rims in water and then into the sanding sugar to coat them.
  • Pour Grinch punch into glasses, add in ice cubes if desired, and serve.
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Notes

    • Make sure all ingredients are well-chilled before mixing. This helps keep your punch cold without needing excessive ice, which can dilute the flavors.
    • For a festive touch, go for clear glass or plastic cups to show off the vibrant green color.
    • Mason jars or punch bowls also work well for larger gatherings.
    • Add colorful garnish like strawberries or use maraschino cherries for Grinch “hearts.” Add a sprig of fresh mint or a candy cane for a festive touch.
    • Rimming the glasses with sugar really takes this up a notch but do this just before serving so the sugars don’t dissolve.
    • If you’re serving the punch over an extended period, consider using a punch bowl with an ice ring or a large ice block to keep the drink cold without dilution.
    • If mixing in advance, combine all of the ingredients except for the soda. Add this just before serving so it will be nice and bubbly.
    • You can easily double or triple this recipe for a crowd.
    • Make Grinch punch with alcohol for the grown-ups. 
    • Storage –  this punch can be refrigerated for 3-4 days, but will lose the carbonation.

Nutrition

Calories: 180kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 22mg | Potassium: 92mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 41g | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg

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  1. 5 stars
    Love that you only need a few ingredients and a few minutes! Delicious and oh so good!