Christmas Grinch Punch

Christmas Grinch Punch is the perfect holiday drink to get your family in the mood to CELEBRATE! It’s bright green and festive, with a tiny little maraschino heart in the center of each glass.

Christmas grinch punch served in green sugar rimmed glasses with a maraschino cherry floating in the green liquid

My kids love it, and it’s a hit at every holiday party.

It’s a fun way to bring the Dr. Seuss Christmas classic to life.

It’s a great teachable moment, and a yummy nod to an important message.

I typically make this several times during the holiday season, and it’s a must on Christmas movie night.

I love adding a little maraschino cherry ‘heart’ to each glass, but my kids hate them and convinced me to leave them out this year.

green grinch punch with large dollops of lime sherbet floating in a glass punch bowl

Settle in to watch your favorite Christmas movie with a delicious glass of this.

Pop in a movie, check out Freeform’s 25 Days of Christmas, or check out some Christmas lights; get festive and get your ‘Grinch’ on with Christmas Grinch Punch !

a clear glass shown rimmed with edible food coloring dyed green sugar

You can make Christmas Grinch punch for virtually any occasion that you need a yummy party punch.

It’s ingredients are that simple, and it’s that good.

It will always be an absolute green though. Green as green can be.

So while it can be served at an party where you need a solid punch recipe, it really is ideal for the holidays.

I mean green is in then, if not any other time of the year.

Christmas grinch punch served in green sugar rimmed glasses with a maraschino cherry floating in the green liquid

How To Make Grinch Punch

The first step starts with a frozen green punch base. You should be able to find it the frozen dessert section of your local grocery.

There’s usually two types: pink or green.

We want the green. Allow it to sit on the counter top, and let it completely thaw.

I sit mine on a dish towel or two so they can absorb any shed as the punch concentrate thaws.

Once the punch mix is thawed, transfer it to a punch bowl.

To that same bowl add lime sherbet ice cream and ginger ale soda.

Gently stir everything together until the mixture’s combined, but so that it doesn’t foam up and spill out over the sides.

How To Make Edible Glitter Using Sugar

In a small mixing bowl, add some granulated sugar & a few drops of your desired food coloring.

For this recipe, we’re using green food coloring.

Using a fork, whisk the sugar and food coloring together until it’s evenly combined and the sugar’s taken on a colored crystal-like quality.

Transfer the colored sugar to a flat saucer or plate. Set aside.

To Make Sugar Rimmed Glasses

Add a bit of water to a small saucer.

Gather the glasses you’re going to be using for serving.

Turn one of the glasses over and dip the rim into the water. Lift it up and let any excess water drop off.

Immediately transfer the wet rim to the waiting plate of colored sugar.

Twist it gently back and forth. Flip the glass up right and set aside.

Repeat for the desired number of glasses.

Let the glasses stand for a few minutes, unfilled, so that the sugared rim has time to harden & set.

Christmas grinch punch served in green sugar rimmed glasses with a maraschino cherry floating in the green liquid

Carefully ladle the Christmas grinch punch into each of the prepared glasses.

It should be a delightful shade of grinch-y green.

To finish it off, add a maraschino cherry to each glass. This represents the Grinch’s too small heart.

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Christmas Grinch Punch

Punch is a holiday party staple- this Grinch version is perfect for Christmas.
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Course: Beverage, Drinks
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 22kcal


  • 1 carton frozen green punch base
  • several scoops lime sherbet to taste
  • lemon-lime soda or ginger ale
  • maraschino cherries optional
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • green food coloring


  • Mix thawed punch mix, sherbet, and soda together. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl add sugar. Add a few drops of green food coloring, stirring until evenly combined.
  • When your sugar is satisfyingly green, dip the rim of a glass into water. You just want to get the rim wet. Dip the rim of the cup immediately into the bowl of sugar. Remove and set sugar-coated cup right side up. Repeat for the number of cups you're using.
  • Add desired amount of punch to each cup, and if using add 1 maraschino cherry to each glass for the Grinch's heart that was 3x too small.


Calories: 22kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 1mg | Sugar: 6g


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