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Grinch Cocktail

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Deliciously minty and creamy, this green Grinch cocktail will be a fantastic addition to your bartending menu this holiday season.
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  1. GRINCH COCKTAIL INGREDIENTS
  2. HOW TO MAKE THIS GRINCH COCKTAIL RECIPE
  3. HOW TO SERVE
  4. STORAGE
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It’s that time of year when we’re all abuzz with holiday cheer and this creamy Grinch cocktail is a festive way to celebrate. Minty, rich and fun, with a cinnamon twist, this drink is sure to melt even the coldest of hearts.

Check out our drunken Rudolph and our Christmas morning punch for two more fun grown-up drinks.

close up shot of a cocktail glass of Grinch Cocktail garnished with chocolate shaving and candy sprinkles

GRINCH COCKTAIL INGREDIENTS

Grinch Cocktail raw ingredients that are labeled

You’ll need:

  • ½ cup 2% dairy milk
  • 1½ ounce Bailey’s Irish Cream
  • ½ ounce Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey
  • ½ ounce Crème de Menthe liqueur 
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • Bar of dark chocolate to shave over the cocktail for garnish

SUBSTITUTIONS AND ADDITIONS

WHISKEY: You can substitute the Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey with any brand of cinnamon whiskey of your choice. Alternatively, you can substitute the cinnamon whiskey for plain whiskey. Jameson is a great brand that goes well with Bailey’s Irish cream. 

MILK: I used 2% standard dairy milk for this recipe; however, whole milk will work just as well. It will just be a little richer of a cocktail. I do not know how a dairy-free milk alternative would alter the taste in this cocktail, but if you have a type you enjoy, I would give it a try. I would try to stick with an unsweetened version, though.

GARNISH: This Christmas drink would be really cute with a candy cane hooked on the rim of your glass, too.

HOW TO MAKE THIS GRINCH COCKTAIL RECIPE

STEP ONE: In the container of a cocktail shaker, add the ice, milk, Bailey’s Irish Cream, Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey, and Crème de Menthe liqueur.

Grinch Cocktail process shot of ingredients combined in a cocktail shaker

STEP TWO: Shake well for 15 to 20 seconds.

PRO TIP:

If you really want to be festive, you can coat the rim of the glasses with red sanding sugar or sprinkle the red sugar onto the top of your Grinch cocktail instead of the shaved chocolate. You can also use a lightweight flat heart sprinkle to place onto the top of the cocktail, just like the Grinch’s heart. You will just want to make sure that your heart sprinkle is not heavy, or it will just sink to the bottom of your Grinch cocktail.

Grinch Cocktail process shot of ingredients shaken together in a cocktail shaker

STEP THREE: Carefully pour your Grinch cocktail into your glass and garnish by shaving some of the dark chocolate bar over the top of your cocktail.

PRO TIP:

This Grinch cocktail should be served very cold.

Grinch Cocktail process shot of cocktail poured into cocktail glasses then garnished with chocolate shaving and candy sprinkles

HOW TO SERVE

Serve this perfect cocktail recipe for any Christmas party or event this holiday season. It would be so much fun to add to your Christmas Eve excitement. Add our Grinch cookies and our Grinch punch for all your little people for a grinchy themed event.

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STORAGE

This drink is best consumed immediately and won’t keep in the fridge at all. 

close up overhead shot of cocktail glasses of Grinch Cocktail garnished with chocolate shaving and candy sprinkles

This holiday cocktail is just as green as Mr. Grinch but definitely much sweeter. This boozy grinch drink is perfect for any upcoming Christmas holiday party and will make your guests feel merry and bright.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is the best glass to serve this drink in?

Any fancy bar glass would work for this Grinch drink cocktail. Martini glasses, lowball glasses or other fancy glass would be a great option to serve this drink.

What is the best way to get sanding sugar to stick on the rim of the glass?

Moisten the edge of the glass with water before dipping the glass into a shallow bowl with the sanding sugar.

Can I use regular whiskey instead of cinnamon whiskey?

If you don’t like or can’t find cinnamon whiskey, you can substitute it with plain whiskey.

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Grinch Cocktail

5 from 1 vote
Deliciously minty and creamy, this green Grinch cocktail will be a fantastic addition to your bartending menu this holiday season.
Prep Time 2 minutes
Total Time 2 minutes
Servings 1 cocktail

Ingredients
  

  • ½ cup 2% dairy milk
  • ounce Bailey’s Irish Cream
  • ½ ounce Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey
  • ½ ounce Crème de Menthe liqueur
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1 bar dark chocolate to shave over cocktail for garnish

Instructions
 

  • In the container of a cocktail shaker, add the ice, milk, Bailey’s Irish Cream, Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey, and Crème de Menthe liqueur.
  • Shake well for 15 to 20 seconds.
  • Carefully pour your grinch cocktail into your glass and garnish by shaving some of the dark chocolate bar over the top of your cocktail.

Notes

PRO TIP: If you really want to be festive, you can coat the rim of the glasses with red sanding sugar or sprinkle the red sugar onto the top of your Grinch cocktail instead of the shaved chocolate. You can also use a lightweight flat heart sprinkle to place onto the top of the cocktail, just like the Grinch’s heart. You will just want to make sure that your heart sprinkle is not heavy, or it will just sink to the bottom of your Grinch cocktail.
PRO TIP: This Grinch cocktail should be served very cold.

Nutrition

Calories: 904kcal | Carbohydrates: 68g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 53g | Saturated Fat: 30g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 14g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 85mg | Potassium: 883mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 44g | Vitamin A: 237IU | Calcium: 219mg | Iron: 12mg
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