Bright Green Grinch Mocktail for Kids – Perfect for the Holidays!

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Make festive movie nights more colorful and exciting with these fabulously fun Grinch Mocktails for Kids. This splendidly silly green drink comes complete with a frozen cranberry “heart”. There will be no grumpy little Grinches once they get their hands on these!

This post is part of Create the Holidays (formerly Create Christmas) – a series of festive recipes, crafts, printables, and more on The Purple Pumpkin Blog!

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Grinch Mocktails for Kids

The full ingredients list and instructions are found in the printable recipe card at the end of this post. I highly recommend reading the blog post all the way through so that you don’t miss any tips or substitution suggestions and ensure that you have all the ingredients and equipment required and understand the steps and timings involved.

If The Grinch is one of your family’s favorite Christmas movies, then why not make a batch of these bright green Grinch Mocktails for the kids, complete with a frozen cranberry “heart”!

For more Grinch treats, check out our Grinch Cupcakes for Christmas or our White Chocolate Flavored Green Grinch Fudge Recipe!

Ingredients Used In This Cocktail

For your convenience, I’ve linked any specialized ingredients needed for this recipe to Amazon below.

  • Melon-Pineapple Powerade – or any other green juice of choice
  • Ginger Ale – a non-alcoholic ginger-flavored drink
  • Fresh Lemons
  • Frozen Cranberries

This cocktail is shaken, but don’t worry if you don’t have a cocktail shaker, you could just use a container with a tight-fitting lid – like a mason jar or even the cup on a blender or smoothie maker.

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Grinch Mocktail Ingredients

Grinch Mocktail Variations

Grinch Cocktail (Alcoholic)

For adults, you could add a shot of vodka or tequila to create an adult beverage.

Frozen Grinch Mocktail

Want to turn this drink into a frozen slushie? Easy! Put all the liquid ingredients in a blender with a generous amount of crushed ice – then blend till smooth. Serve with a straw, and watch out for brain freeze!

Grinch Mocktail For a Crowd!

Want to make a big batch for a party or gathering? It’s so easy!

The given recipe makes four drinks, simply double, triple (or more) the recipe and you’re good to go.

Serve the large batch cocktail in drinks dispensers, pitchers, or go really retro and serve from a punch bowl! Whichever container best suits your event (and the drink!).

Make sure you add plenty of ice to your serving receptacle of choice to keep the mocktail chilled. Add the cranberries in there too.

Green Grinch Mocktail Recipe

This cocktail recipe is intended for adults of the legal drinking age in your country of residence. Please drink responsibly. Do not drink and drive.

How Do I Make A Grinch Mocktail?

Just check out the recipe card below with full ingredients and instructions. You can print the card out too (don’t worry, any pics don’t print to save your ink!).

How To Make Grinch Mocktails for Kids

Grinch Mocktail for Kids

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This splendidly silly green drink comes complete with a frozen cranberry "heart".


  • 1 (24-oz/710ml) bottle 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.

  1. To make in glasses, fill four glasses with ice.
  2. Cut the lemons in half and squeeze the juice of half a lemon into each glass.

  3. Fill half of each glass with Ginger Ale.

  4. Fill the other half of your glasses with your Melon Pineapple Powerade and stir.

    Add Powerade to Glass
  5. Finally, add your frozen cranberries and serve.
  6. To make the Grinch mocktail in a pitcher, fill a large pitcher with ice cubes. Squeeze in the juice of two lemons.
  7. Pour the Powerade and ginger ale into the pitcher and stir to combine.
  8. To serve, pour into glasses filled with ice and add a frozen cranberry to each glass.

    How To Make Grinch Mocktails for Kids

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 139Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 43mgCarbohydrates: 36gFiber: 6gSugar: 23gProtein: 1g

This site uses Nutritionix to provide estimated nutrition. Nutritional information is always approximate and will depend on the quality of ingredients used and serving sizes. If you need exact calories and macros, please do your own calculations.

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