Sour Grinch

Sour Grinch
Staff Writer

It’s not Christmas without the Grinch. This cocktail pays homage to everyone’s favorite grump, not just in color, but in its slightly sour taste, too. Midori mixed with vodka and a bit of lemon juice makes for a candy-like sweet-and-sour drink that is a fun celebration of Christmas’ favorite villain. Add a maraschino cherry to remind you that even the Grinch has a heart. 


2 ounces Midori liqueur

1 ounce vodka

½ ounce lemon juice or sour mix

1 teaspoon simple syrup

1 maraschino cherry for garnish


Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice.

Shake well and strain into a martini or cocktail glass.

Garnish with a maraschino cherry.