Tired of Christmas drinks with cute names and more peppermint schnapps than you can drink in a month? Then the Grinch is the cocktail for you.

Grinch cocktail recipe: Midori, lemon juice, simple syrup

Let’s face it. Who doesn’t get the holiday grouches at least now and again during the interminable eighteen-month Christmas season? Who doesn’t feel a little homicidal upon realizing you can’t get anywhere near the shopping center where you need to run an ordinary errand because the blasted holiday shoppers are swarming over it like bees on a hive? Holidays are a nuisance even when they go as well as can be expected. When you find yourself sliding into a 3,452 word rant about commercialism and traffic and the dingbat who took two parking spaces with his compact car, shut up and have a Grinch.

The Grinch soothes that grouchy holiday spirit so you can get back to being your normal, sweet self. Or, well, normal anyway.


  • 2 ounces Midori
  • 1/2 ounce lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon simple syrup

Combine the ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake well and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a maraschino cherry.

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