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Grinch Punch is a delicious holiday punch recipe made with lime sherbet, Hawaiian punch, pineapple juice and fizzy lemon-lime soda that’s going to steal your heart – not only because it tastes great – but also because its green color reminds us of Christmas. Plus, everyone loves a good holiday drink!
GRINCH PUNCH INGREDIENTS
- 2 quarts lime sherbet
- 64 ounces (½ gallon) Hawaiian Punch green berry rush
- 32 ounces (1 quart) pineapple juice
- 1-liter bottle lemon-lime soft drink (Sprite, 7-Up, Slice, or a generic version)
- Red sugar crystals – 3.8-ounce container (optional garnish for the edge of serving glasses)
SUBSTITUTIONS AND ADDITIONS
SHERBET: If no lime-flavored sherbet is available, you can use pineapple, lemon, rainbow, or twisted cactus sherbet. Just add drops of green food coloring.
HAWAIIAN PUNCH: If you cannot find the premade gallon of Hawaiian green punch, you can prepare the packets of green lemon-lime Kool-Aid as a substitute in this fun drink.
RED VERSION: You could also serve a red version of the punch. You can use any red fruit-based sherbet, fruit punch flavored Kool-Aid, pineapple juice and lemon-lime soda. You could add a few drops of red food color and use green decorators sugar crystals for coating the rim of the glass.
HOW TO MAKE THIS GRINCH PUNCH RECIPE
This Grinch Christmas punch recipe can easily be doubled.
STEP ONE: Using either a large (1½ to 2-gallon) punch bowl or an extra-large mixing bowl, add the lime sherbet.
The ingredients should be chilled before making the punch.
STEP TWO: Slowly pour in the Hawaiian Punch, pineapple juice and the lemon lime soda over the sherbet.
STEP THREE: Pour the red sugar crystals into a shallow bowl.
STEP FOUR: Dip just the rim of the glasses you serve the punch in in water. Allow the excess water to drip off. Place the dipped glass rim in the sugar, rotating the glass to completely coat the rim.
I also tried using a plastic shatterproof stemless glass I had bought for the recipe, and it would not evenly coat, so glass is best.
STEP FIVE: Ladle the punch into a serving pitcher, if using an extra-large bowl, to serve. If using a large punch bowl, ladle the punch into the prepared individual glasses just before serving.
Find a fun print out of a Grinch face from How the Grinch Stole Christmas and add it to the outside of your pitcher for an extra bit of holiday whimsy.
HOW TO SERVE
Add this fun holiday drink to your next christmas party menu and I guarantee your guests will be delighted by the fun, vibrantly colorful drink. Include our Christmas Chex mix and Christmas pretzel hugs for more festive color at your party.
IN THE FRIDGE: You can store any leftovers of this delicious punch in the refrigerator overnight, but the flavor does change.
Everyone’s favorite holiday villain is now captured in this fun green Grinch drink. All that’s left to do now is enjoy the holidays with your friends and family and smile as they gasp in delight when they taste this drink.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
This perfect drink is best made close to when you plan to serve it. The flavor will change if you make it too far in advance.
Most bulk food and baking stores carry sugar crystals in a rainbow of colors.
You sure can! Just add 1 cup of rum or vodka to your punch.
MORE RECIPES YOU’LL LOVE
- 2 quarts lime-flavored sherbet
- 64 ounces Hawaiian Punch green berry rush (½ gallon)
- 32 ounces pineapple juice (1 quart)
- 1 liter lemon-lime soft drink Sprite, 7-Up, Slice, or a generic version
- 3.8 ounces red sugar crystals optional garnish for the edge of serving glasses
- Using either a large (1½ to 2 gallon) punch bowl or an extra-large mixing bowl, add the lime sherbet.
- Slowly pour in the Hawaiian Punch, pineapple juice and soda over the sherbet.
- Pour the red sugar crystals into a shallow bowl.
- Dip just the rim of the glasses you serve the punch in. Allow the excess water to drip off. Place the dipped glass rim in the sugar, rotating the glass to completely coat the rim.
- Ladle the punch into a serving pitcher, if using an extra-large mixing bowl, to serve. If using a punch bowl, ladle the punch into the prepared glasses just before serving.