Last Updated on January 30, 2024 by Leah Hall
A Grinch cocktail perfect for celebrating Christmas with, this Dr Seuss inspired green cocktail is a fun and grouchy cocktail!
Even if you are not a Grinch around the holidays, we think you will love our newest holiday cocktail. The Grinch cocktail is a light and fruity drink that’s perfect for the holidays, and it only requires 2 ingredients! Make a great Christmas cocktail with our cranberry Ornament Cocktail!
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The Grinch Cocktail
As you can imagine, “The Grinch” is inspired by Dr. Seuss’s classic character, can be a popular name for green cocktails around the holidays. Most often we see it made with Midori. We don’t use Midori very often, but wanted to do something different to make the same green color of the Midori cocktails.
Among the drink recipes that have taken the name, we kept it simple with this green mimosa. There are many choices and tastes, but we wanted it to be simple and easy for entertaining. Make sure to have fun and find a little Christmas cheer!
This just has sparkling wine in it, perfect for Christmas brunch or other Christmas celebrations. This is not a strong drink, so you can drink them all day long if you want to!
Why is the Grinch Cocktail Recipe Green?
This cocktail is green because of the mix of orange juice and blue wine. The combo creates this beautiful bright green color. This green mimosa is an easy, no-fuss Christmas cocktail perfect for your next party! We think even your crankiest of guests will love it!
The cherry (we added 2, 1 for each of us) on top represents the Grinch’s heart BEFORE it grew three sizes that day. In Grinch fashion, the drink is garnished with a cherry to represent the character’s heart.
Belaire Bleu, a cuvée, is what we used as the blue component to make the drink green. This blue wine is a perfect mix of the old world and the new. Coming from France, the flavors are light and balanced, and goes really well with fresh orange juice.
The Belaire Bleu has aromas of fresh berries and tropical fruit. The flavors are citrus, peach, apricot, honeysuckle and has hints of brioche. It has a spectacular sapphire color, inspired by the beautiful waters of the Côte d’Azur, it is fun for dramatic cocktails as well! It is a blend of 45% Ugni Blanc and 55% Colombard grapes, and has a similar sweetness to a dry champagne.
The Belaire Bleu is 12.5% abv, and around $40. There are other blue wines and sparkling wines out there that you can use for this green mimosa, but this is the one we tried and liked, and it made a great green Grinch color, too!
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Other Mimosa Recipes
- Pot of Gold Mimosas – Champagne and Coconuts
- Jack Frost Mimosa – Rachel Cooks
- Blood Orange Rosemary Mimosa – Kitchen Girl
- Sherbet Mimosas – Cookie Rookie
- Cranberry Mimosas – Fountain Avenue Kitchen
This green mimosa is the perfect cocktail to celebrate Christmas with! A Grinch cocktail for those who are cranky or not, we love the festivness of this holiday sip!
- 2 ounces orange juice
- top with blue sparkling wine, about 4-5 ounces
- maraschino cherries
- Pour orange juice into a tall glass perfect for a mimosa.
- Top with blue sparkling wine.
- Garnish with cherries.
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Serving Size:6 ounces
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 112Total Fat: .1gCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: .1gSugar: 4.8gProtein: .4g
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