Grinch Drink

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This fun and fruity alcoholic Grinch Drink is the perfect cocktail recipe for your upcoming Christmas holiday party! Made with rum, schnapps, OJ and blue curacao.

Be sure to pair this fun Christmas cocktail with a batch of Grinch Brownies or Grinch Fudge!

This fun and fruity alcoholic Grinch Drink is the perfect cocktail recipe for your upcoming Christmas holiday party!!

Why This Grinch Drink is Best

Some people are wine drinkers. And some of us like fun drinks with garnishes.

Today’s grinch punch is perfect for a Christmas cocktail. Paired with our non-alcoholic Christmas punch and you’ve got a great line-up!

Caution: This drink is NOT for underage consumption.

Yes, it looks fun and fruity, but it contains alcohol and is for adults only.

  • 5 ingredients needed to mix this up
  • A fun color and a fruity flavor
  • Add fun fruit garnishes with orange slices and cherries

Don’t forget to add a plate of grinch cookies to your holiday table.

This fun and fruity alcoholic Grinch Drink is the perfect cocktail recipe for your upcoming Christmas holiday party!!

Ingredient Notes

  • Peach Schnapps – This adds a hint of flavor you’ll love.
  • Rum – I use the citrus rum, but any variety works.
  • Orange Juice – Use regular OJ or a light version. Pineapple juice will also work with this recipe.
  • Lemon-Lime Pop – 7Up or Sprite work great, whether regular or diet. Or cut some of the sugar and sweetness and use club soda!
  • Blue Curacao Liquor – This is what turns your drink green!

Tips and Tricks

  • Again, to be clear, this is a GROWN UP drink, not a drink for kids. It contains alcohol.
  • You don’t need to use top shelf rum, since we’re mixing it with so many other flavors, but maybe don’t go with the super cheap stuff either. I use the Bacardi citrus rum.
  • You can use regular or diet soda or substitute club soda to add your fizz. Mix it slowly so it doesn’t bubble over.
  • Add extra soda, if needed, if your drink is too strong.
  • You can mix these drinks in individual glasses or make a pitcher and serve from that.
  • The recipe makes 4 decent sized drinks, but you can certainly double the recipe if serving a crowd.
  • Don’t make this too far in advance because you don’t want the soda to go flat.
This fun and fruity alcoholic Grinch Drink is the perfect cocktail recipe for your upcoming Christmas holiday party!!

Recipe FAQs

Can I substitute something for the Peach Schnapps?

Yes, you could also try using peach vodka, an apricot brandy or a peach flavored soda for the flavor. You can also omit it, but I’d be sure to use a citrus rum to add some flavor.

Can I swap out the orange juice?

Yes, you can use pineapple juice in place of the orange juice if you prefer. You can also use an orange-pineapple juice blend if you’d like.

Can I make this non-alcoholic?

This drink is intended to be a grown-up cocktail with alcohol and includes schnapps, rum and blue curacao. Omitting all of those would drastically change the recipe. However, you could try finding a grinch punch for kids recipe instead.

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Grinch Drink

4.60 from 181 votes
By: Aimee
Festive holiday beverage, this Grinch Drink will be a crowd pleaser!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 4 servings


  • 4 ounce Peach Schnapps 1/2 cup
  • 4 ounce Bacardi Rum (I use the citrus rum, but any variety works) 1/2 cup
  • 12 ounce orange juice 1 1/2 cups
  • 4 ounce lemon-lime pop (7Up or Sprite work great) 1/2 cup
  • 4 ounce Blue Curacao liquor 1/2 cup
  • maraschino cherries and orange slices for garnish, optional
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  • You can make this in individual glasses (4) or make a pitcher. Add all the ingredients together, stir, and add garnish.
  • If desired, add more lemon-lime pop if the drink is too strong. ENJOY


  • Swap out the ingredients for YOUR favorite. To keep the color green, don’t remove the blue curacao.



Calories: 276kcal, Carbohydrates: 28g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 0.3g, Saturated Fat: 0.1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 0.03g, Sodium: 6mg, Potassium: 179mg, Fiber: 0.2g, Sugar: 26g, Vitamin A: 170IU, Vitamin C: 43mg, Calcium: 10mg, Iron: 0.2mg
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
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Posted on December 21, 2018

Comments & Reviews

  1. Saw this during a last minute adventure to the liquor store for this year’s Christmas. Its not a very happy one so we were looking for something grinch themed . Came right up w this. Made it with some crushed ice as soon as we got home and my husband loves it . We used his favorite captain Morgan rum and added some cherry juice for extra flare and it came out great! Like a bleeding grinch drink. It was a hit. Thank u. My first mix drink i ever made hes impressed .

  2. Aw, too bad you can’t have wine anymore… but these Grinchy drinks look awesome! Def making these this weekend for me and my friends! 🙂 

  3. Kitschy Christmas cocktails are the bomb. I usually don’t like fruity drinks, but when it has a fun name, I’m all “oh, okay, let’s try that!” I’m all for partying with the grinch.

  4. Such a GREAT video! These are seriously the cutest most festive and most delish looking drinks! The holidays will never be the same after these lovelies are served! LOVE LOVE LOVE 🙂

  5. Another awesome video! And it was great to watch, because I was wondering how you got that perfect Grinch color. Seeing it was believing it! 🙂

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