Food & Recipes

“The Grinch” Punch Is Your New Favorite Holiday Cocktail

We think even Santa would approve!

Along with the Christmas holiday comes some annual festive traditions, such as watching the classic seasonal movie “How The Grinch Stole Christmas.” This year, take the experience a step further, and make your very own Christmas Grinch punch to go along with the film!

The drink is not only delicious, but it’s also easy to make. However, you will likely have to hit the store for a few ingredients. Here’s exactly what you’ll need.

Ingredients

  • red sugar
  • Sprite
  • ice
  • frozen lemonade concentrate
  • pineapple juice
  • sugar
  • lemon-lime Kool-aid
  • one gallon pitcher

You should be able to find most of the necessary ingredients at your local grocery store. Some of the trickier items, such as the frozen lemonade concentrate, are also available at larger retailers. For example, Target sells the Minute Maid Premium Lemonade Concentrate below in store.

Prefer to do your grocery shopping online? Those with a Prime Fresh account can also find the same Minute Maid concentrate on Amazon or this organic alternative from Cascadian Farms.

As for the required lemon-lime Kool-Aid, you can also find that on Amazon (currently priced at $17.20) or in select stores, such as Kroger’s and Walmart.

Once you’ve gathered all the necessary ingredients, it takes just a few quick and easy steps to concoct your Christmas grinch punch drink, as outlined below.

Directions

1. Pour 2 quarts of water into the pitcher.

2. Add in Kool-Aid and sugar, stir until sugar is all dissolved.

3. Stir in pineapple juice and lemonade.

4. Add in ice and top of the rest with Sprite.

5. Rim glasses with red sugar and pour.

And voila! With those five steps, you’ll be able to sit back, relax and watch “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” while also enjoying this festive corresponding beverage. What better way is there to celebrate the holidays?

For full instructions on how to make this festive drink, watch the video below:

Written by Amanda and originally published on Shared. Additional reporting by Michelle Regalado. 

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