This Grinch cocktail will leave everyone green with envy this holiday season

This season, serve up this Grinch cocktail that will make you more festive than Whoville

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To say 2020 has not been easy for any of us is the understatement of the century. However, that is no reason to turn into the Grinch! If this year has taught us anything, it's that when the world does finally resume, we won't just love being around people: we're going to need to be around them, 24/7! 

But in the meantime, if anyone is looking to lift their Grinch-like spirits, we've found a way with this wonderful cocktail recipe.

Whether you're partaking in a socially-distant gathering or looking for a way to spruce up your homebound holiday, TikTok has the answer. According to @Dollfaced, all you have to do is conjure up this Grinch-inspired cocktail, and you'll be in the holiday spirit in no-time. 

All that is required are a few ingredients, some gorgeous glassware, and ta-da! Your Christmas will feel as special as ever.

So, what's the hold-up? 

Cue up your favorite holiday music, change into your Grinch-inspired pajamas, and serve this drink on repeat. Whether you're hosting the holidays or sipping this seasonal drink alone, we're confident this Grinch cocktail will not only bring Whoville to you but leave everyone green with envy! 


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♬ original sound - Pentatonix

Supplies you'll need to start:

Libbey Glass 9-Piece Mixologist Set l Was $29.99, now $23.99, at Bed Bath & Beyond

Let's start with the basics: a cocktail set. Whether you're an aspiring mixologist or looking to update your current cocktail collection, this 9-piece kit has all your boxes checked and includes everything you'll need to conjure up delicious drinks all night long. View Deal

Tablecraft Stainless Steel Double Jigger for $4.99, at Bed Bath & Beyond

Sure, you can eyeball how much alcohol you add (or don't add), but when it comes to the rest of the ingredients your cocktail requires, a measuring cup is an absolute essential. And this stainless steel one is sleek and slender and can easily fit into any kitchen counter while also remaining suitable during travel.View Deal

Thirstystone by Cambridge 24 oz Brushed Brass Shaker for $35, at Macy's 

Being able to serve up a drink on the fly is a given when hosting any holiday function, and this 24oz. shaker will be your secret weapon. Not only will it seamlessly blend with any seasonal decor, but works as a standalone, too.View Deal


  • Start by filling your cocktail shaker with ice. 
  • Add 1.5 ounces of Midori, 1.5 ounces of vodka (feel free to add less or more here!), 1 ounce of lime, and 1 ounce of lemon juice. 
  • Dip the rim of your gorgeous glass into the lime juice
  • Next, coat the edge of your glass with red sugar (or sprinkles if you prefer!), and add in the ice. 
  • Pour the concoction into the glass. 
  • Finish it off by topping it with soda water 
  • For an added bonus: garnish the drink with maraschino cherries, a mini candy cane, or both! 

Suggested glassware to pour your Grinch cocktail into: 

Mikasa Cheers Martini Glass, 10-Ounce, Set of 4 l Was $59, Now starting at $39.99, at Amazon

If you've read our glassware guide, you'll know that barware can make or break a drink (aesthetically speaking, of course). So, naturally, we're all for this set of four martini glasses. Each glass offers its own distinct details that can easily decipher whos glass is whos during any gathering, while also looking sleek as ever when on display. View Deal

St. Nicholas Square Merry Merry 4-pc. Acrylic Set l Was $13.99, Now $11.99, at Kohls

Forgive us for contradicting ourselves: but while glassware can make or break a drink, it can be detrimental for your homes too. If you're hosting a holiday gathering, you're bound to spill, drop, or break glasses along the way, and fancy martini glasses are the first to go. Here, this 4-piece set offers a rounded design that will safely set on any counter or table, whereas the festive design is perfectly on point. View Deal

JoyJolt 4-Piece Afina Cocktail Glasses Set, Martini Glasses- 8oz. l Was $24.95, Now $18.99, at Amazon

This 4-pack is a refreshing take on the classic martini glass but designs it in a family-friendly way. Here, the smaller structure will allow for more glasses to fit within your drink tray while also offering more stability on crowded tables. Oh, and the best part? It does without any fear of a smaller drink size! View Deal

Additional items to consider:

Sprangler Peppermint Candy Cane Jar, 60 Count l Was $44.99, Now $33.74, at Macy's

Spangler's two-tiered plastic jar filled with 60 peppermint candy canes is pure perfection for anyone decorating this holiday season. Each candy cane is 7" tall and weighs just one ounce! View Deal

Market Pantry Maraschino Cherries in Light Syrup without Stems - 12oz for $2.39, at Target

Elevate any drink by adding in one of these Maraschino Cherries in light syrup. This 12oz jar is more than enough to serve a holiday get-together, and for anyone worried about all of those extra holiday calories? Each cherry only has five calories — making them the guilt-free add-on! View Deal

Reddi-wip Original Whipped Cream - 6.5oz for $2.39, at Target

Let's play! Reddi-Wip Original Whipped Dairy Cream Topping serves up the delicious, rich cream taste —without adding hydrogenated oils like some other guys. Enjoy this dairy whipped topping on ice cream sundaes, strawberry shortcake, pumpkin pie, hot chocolate, and other dessertsView Deal

Hosting the holidays? Serve this Grinch cocktail on any of these trays below:

Hotel Collection Marble Tray with Gold-Tone Handles, Created for Macy's for $134, at Macy's

This marbled drink tray features gold-tone steel handles that offer up a luxurious display. It's both chic and classic and will be suitable for any work event, family gathering, or home-bound celebration. View Deal

Christmas in the City Serving Tray for $59.50, at Pottery Barn

Are you looking for something a bit more seasonal? Let us introduce you to this fun festive find. This handcrafted drink tray offers up the sweetest city setting that is sure to steal the spotlight at any holiday gathering. View Deal

Fishs Eddy Gilded Café Mirror Tray - Round for $69, at west elm

Now, if you're looking for something appropriate for not only this holiday but suitable for all of your upcoming holiday gatherings? This 13" vintage drink tray will do the trick. It's both sleek and sophisticated, and due to its medium-sized structure, you can easily store a handful of drinks that will keep the party going all night long! 

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