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A flavorful and easy to make mocktail for the holidays? This nostalgic and tasty drink has it all, with just a handful of ingredients that everyone can enjoy! Whether you’re holding off the booze, or serving to a younger crowd, these mocktails are perfect for entertaining during the holiday season. Don’t be surprised if you’ll change a few people’s minds about just how good a mocktail can be. Dish up a tray of the ‘You’re a Mean One’ Grinch cocktails for a non-alcoholic beverage that packs plenty of flavor for everyone to enjoy.
Festive & Fun You’re a Mean One Grinch Mocktail
This Christmas mocktail is a great example of how you can make a ‘sparkling’ drink that packs a punch, without any of the alcoholic bite. Ginger ale can bring a sparkling yet dry taste, sweetened by the powerade. Bringing the two together is what’s going to help make the signature greenish Grinch color everyone knows and loves! Serve these up at any holiday dinner party, or kids get together to surprise your guests with a tasty alternative to a boozy drink.
There are a few ingredients you can swap out in this mocktail if you so choose. The most important thing to take into consideration is that you use very similar drink mixes in order to maintain the right color, and flavor! Of course you can use your favorite brand of ginger ale for our You’re a Mean One Grinch cocktail. The ginger ale provides the sparkling texture, and slightly spiced taste. It helps to balance the sweetness, and release some of the flavor from the cherries as well.
If powerade isn’t your jam, you can absolutely substitute it for a lime flavored gatorade. If you’re more interested in flavor over color, just make sure you’re looking for a ‘limeade’ tasting mix.
Can you Add Booze?
As with any of our stellar mocktails, you can easily spice it up with some of your favorite liquor. The You’re a Mean One Grinch mocktail goes especially well with gin. Pick a milder bottle, since you wouldn’t want the botanicals to overpower the flavor of the limeade and ginger ale. Vodka can do the trick, too! However, you may find it contrasts the combination of ginger ale and powerade a bit too much.
How Should you Serve These Mocktails?
These sparkling, flavorful and fragrant mocktails go best in a wide-mouthed glass. The reason being? You want your guests to experience the full flavor of these delicious drinks by getting a full-pallet of flavor and scent while taking a sip. Heavy-bottomed tumblers aren’t entirely necessary, although you might get more use out of them if you’re in need of some more drinks glasses!
Yields 4 beverages
- 1 (710ml) Melon-Pineapple Powerade (or any other green juice of choice)
- 1 (355ml) can of Ginger Ale
- 2 lemons
- 4 frozen cranberries
- Ice cubes
There are 2 ways to make this mocktail, either you combine all the ingredients in a pitcher and then pour into glasses OR you can pour each ingredient directly into your glasses and mix. Your choice.
- Fill your glasses with ice cubes.
- Cut lemons in halves and juice them, allocating half a lemon per glass.
- Fill half of each glass with Ginger Ale.
- Fill the other half of your glasses with your Melon Pineapple Powerade and stir.
- Finally, add your frozen cranberries and serve.
- Fill pitcher with ice cubes.
- Juice your two lemons and add juices to your pitcher
- Pour in the bottle of Melon Pineapple Powerade.
- Add the Ginger Ale and mix thoroughly.
- Pour into your four glasses and add your frozen cranberries.