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Grinch Punch

Updated December 1, 2021

The Grinch Punch is a twist on traditional sherbet punch and the color green makes it just perfect for Christmas!

Grinch Punch

Sherbet Punch is a punch drink, often served at parties and other celebrations. Traditionally, it’s made with sherbet and lemon-lime soda for a refreshing taste that isn’t too sweet or heavy. You can use almost any type of juice to create a new flavor. Try some of these different Sherbet Punch types at your next party!

How to Make Grinch Punch

Sherbet Punch Variations

The Soda Type

Lemon-lime soda is the traditional sherbet punch ingredient, but you can substitute it with orange juice. If you’re feeling adventurous, try pineapple or even cranberry juice instead to give the drink a twist. You can also use lemonade for a slightly sweeter version that’s great during summer time.

The Alcohol Type

Sherbet Punch is often served without alcohol, but you can add some vodka or rum to make it even better. If you’re having a festive gathering, spice the drink up by adding some liqueurs like Cointreau or Triple Sec. This gives it a nice flavor that complements any cake well.

The Sherbet Type

There are a lot of sherbet flavors you can use for the drink, but the better choice is to go with citrus flavors. Lemon-lime or pineapple sherbet makes for great choices. You can also try some orange sherbets, which taste good even when combined with citrus juices like lemon and lime.

Grinch Sherbet Punch

Garnish Variations

The garnish for Sherbet Punch can be anything you want, but some of the most popular choices are lemon slices, orange wedges and pineapple chunks. You can also throw in some maraschino cherries to give it a sweeter flavor. These are classic ingredients that work well with any version of the drink.

Make it Sweet

Any type of sweetener will do for Sherbet Punch. Your choice will depend on how you want it to taste, but in most cases, regular sugar does the trick. Just add a little at a time to make sure the drink doesn’t become too sweet.

Change the Color

You can customize the color of Sherbet Punch by using different sherbets or juice flavors. You also have the option to add some food coloring, but this isn’t necessary for most cases. Just mix it well with whatever ingredients you’re using to create the perfect color.

Grinch Punch Ingredients

1 packet lemon-lime Kool-Aid
4 cups cold water
1/2 cup sugar (can add up to 1 cup if you want sweeter or use no sugar at all)
46 oz. pineapple juice, chilled
1/4 gallon lime sherbet, softened
2 liter 7-Up or any lemon-lime soda, chilled
Maraschino cherries or strawberries for garnish (optional)
Red sanding sugar as a garnish for glasses (optional)

Will Also Need

Large Punch Bowl
Ladle
Drinking Glasses
Paper Straws (0ptional)
Red Heart Stickers (optional)

How to Make Grinch Punch

In a large punch bowl add the packet of Kool-Aid, sugar and water. Mix together until Kool-Aid is dissolved.

Scoop the sherbet into the punch bow. Pour pineapple juice and lemon lime soda over top the sherbet and stir.

Add red sanding sugar to a bowl or plate. Garnish drinking glasses with red sanding sugar by wetting a paper towel and running it around the outside rim of the glass. Dip the glass into the sanding sugar. Add a red heart sticker to the front of the glasses.

Serve immediately. Using a ladle, carefully pour the punch into the glasses. Top with a paper straw (cherry & strawberry garnish optional) and enjoy.

Grinch Punch

Grinch Punch

Yield: Serves 12
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

The Grinch Punch is a twist on traditional sherbet punch and the color green makes it just perfect for Christmas!

Ingredients

Grinch Punch Ingredients

  • 1 packet lemon-lime Kool-Aid
  • 4 cups cold water
  • 1/2 cup sugar (can add up to 1 cup if you want sweeter or use no sugar at all)
  • 46 oz. pineapple juice, chilled
  • 1/4 gallon lime sherbet, softened
  • 2 liter 7-Up or any lemon-lime soda, chilled
  • Maraschino cherries or strawberries for garnish (optional)
  • Red sanding sugar as a garnish for glasses (optional)

Will Also Need

  • Large Punch Bowl
  • Ladle 
  • Drinking Glasses
  • Paper Straws (0ptional)
  • Red Heart Stickers (optional)

Instructions

    1. In a large punch bowl add the packet of Kool-Aid, sugar and water. Mix together until Kool-Aid is dissolved.
    2. Scoop the sherbet into the punch bow. Pour pineapple juice and lemon lime soda over top the sherbet and stir.
    3. Add red sanding sugar to a bowl or plate. Garnish drinking glasses with red sanding sugar by wetting a paper towel and running it around the outside rim of the glass. Dip the glass into the sanding sugar. Add a red heart sticker to the front of the glasses.
    4. Serve immediately. Using a ladle, carefully pour the punch into the glasses. Top with a paper straw (cherry & strawberry garnish optional) and enjoy.

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