I’ve got a fun Christmas cocktail recipe to share with you today! I first heard about this drink on Jeopardy, of all places, so I can’t take credit, as much as I’d like to! This is a fun and fruity Midori-based drink, and it’s a nod to one of the quintessential Christmas characters: The Grinch.
It’s a green drink (with a Midori base) and it’s got the Grinch’s sour side with a bit of lemon juice. Once you add a bit of simple syrup, and a maraschino cherry to represent his change of heart, you’ve got the whole story in one glass.
Now, every recipe I found out there came out WAY too sweet, so I balanced it a little differently when I mixed it up. (Martinis are all about balance, after all.) But if you like a really sweet drink, then you can increase the simple syrup, but I thought this version came out the best.
- 1- ½ oz. Midori
- 1 oz. vodka
- 1 oz. lemon juice
- ½ oz. simple syrup
- maraschino cherry "heart" garnish
- Shake Midori, lemon juice, and syrup over ice, and strain into a chilled martini glass. Add a Maraschino cherry "heart" garnish, and enjoy!
Repeat as necessary until you’re feeling festive! ;) Cheers!
Aimee - The Crazy Craft Lady says
I love, love, love this drink! “Repeat as necessary” … too funny :) I have featured you on my grinch treats roundup. http://thecrazycraftlady.com/?p=845
MMMM…how many of these did you have after your Christmas in the kitchen experience?LOL!
Heather McDougle says
I am impressed. I never knew how to make martinis but I am not a huge fan of them. I love margaritas or mud slides. The Grinch Martini is very pretty. I am visiting from Thirsty Thursday.
Yum! This looks so festive AND yummy. Thank you for sharing and Merry Christmas!!
Yum! Do you deliver :)
Scrappy Sugar Girl says
Yeah, I'm freaking out that Christmas Eve is 2 days away considering it's 11pm at night. I'm squeezing in my son's b-day celebration tomorrow. I wish I had time to go to the liquor store because I need this.
LOL – I love your directions,….repeat as necessary. Brilliant. I am so impressed with your drink-making skills. I think you should come and visit me. Soon. :)
Yes Please! I need one…or more! So pretty too!