I Just Discovered TikTok's Grinch Cocktail, and Now I'm More Festive Than All of Whoville

TikTok is a treasure trove of boozy holiday recipes, but one in particular stands out among the rest, both visually and flavorfully: the Grinch Cocktail. The bright-green beverage gets its eye-catching hue from Midori, a melon-flavored liqueur, and TikTok users far and wide have popularized it this year. Luckily, you don't have to brave the heights of Whoville's Mount Crumpit to get one for yourself (although I wouldn't mind seeing the Grinch's cute lil' puppy, Max, TBH). Just follow the below directions to whip one up in your own kitchen.

  1. Fill your cocktail shaker with ice. Add 1.5 ounces of Midori, 1.5 ounces of vodka (or more if you prefer it stronger), 1 ounce of lime juice, and 1 ounce of lemon juice.
  2. Dip the rim of your glass in lime juice, coat the edge with red sugar or sprinkles, and add ice. Pour in the concoction.
  3. Top with soda water, and as an optional addition, garnish with maraschino cherries and a mini candy cane.

It's worth noting that there are a few other variations floating around the app; some choose to sub in pineapple juice instead of lemon and lime or top with ginger beer or Sprite in place of soda water. No matter how you DIY the Grinch Cocktail, it's guaranteed to make you feel all toasty inside — so long as you don't take after the Grinch and eat the glass after chugging it down. Look ahead to watch a few videos that break down how to make it.