Grinch Punch

Here’s the full recipe for Grinch Punch:


  • 2 quarts lime flavored sherbet
  • 64 ounces Hawaiian Punch green berry rush (½ gallon)
  • 32 ounces pineapple juice (1 quart)
  • 1 liter bottle lemon-lime soft drink (Sprite, 7-Up, Slice, or a generic version)
  • 3.8 ounce container red sugar crystals (optional garnish for the edge of serving glasses)


  1. Using either a large (1 ½ – 2 gallon) punch bowl or an extra-large mixing bowl, add the lime sherbet.
  2. Slowly pour in the Hawaiian Punch, pineapple juice, and the lemon-lime soft drink over the sherbet.
  3. Pour the red sugar crystals into a shallow bowl.
  4. Dip just the rim of the glasses you serve the punch in into water. Allow the excess water to drip off. Place the dipped glass rim in the sugar, rotating the glass to completely coat the rim.
  5. Ladle the punch into a serving pitcher if using an extra-large mixing bowl to serve. If using a punch bowl, ladle the punch into the prepared glasses just before serving.

Enjoy your festive and delicious Grinch Punch! It’s perfect for holiday gatherings and parties.

Certainly! Here are some popular questions and their answers related to Grinch Punch:

  1. Can I make Grinch Punch ahead of time?
    • Yes, you can prepare Grinch Punch ahead of time by mixing the ingredients together and storing them in the refrigerator. However, it’s best to add the sherbet and soda just before serving to maintain the fizziness and texture.
  2. Can I use a different flavor of sherbet for Grinch Punch?
    • While lime-flavored sherbet is traditional for Grinch Punch, you can experiment with different flavors such as lemon, raspberry, or orange to suit your taste preferences or match the theme of your event.
  3. Is there a non-alcoholic version of Grinch Punch?
    • Yes, Grinch Punch is a non-alcoholic beverage suitable for all ages. It’s made with a combination of fruit juices, soda, and sherbet, making it a refreshing and family-friendly option for parties and gatherings.
  4. Can I add alcohol to Grinch Punch for an adult version?
    • Yes, if you prefer an adult version of Grinch Punch, you can add a splash of vodka, rum, or tequila to each serving for an extra kick. Alternatively, you can serve the punch alongside a bottle of your favorite spirits for guests to add to their glasses as desired.
  5. What can I use instead of red sugar crystals for garnishing the glasses?
    • If you don’t have red sugar crystals, you can use granulated sugar mixed with a few drops of red food coloring or rim the glasses with crushed candy canes for a festive touch.
  6. Can I customize the recipe for Grinch Punch to serve a smaller or larger crowd?
    • Yes, you can easily adjust the quantities of ingredients to accommodate the number of guests you’re serving. Simply scale the recipe up or down accordingly, keeping the ratios of ingredients consistent.
  7. Can I serve Grinch Punch in a different type of glassware?
    • While traditional punch bowls and glasses are commonly used for serving Grinch Punch, you can get creative and serve it in mason jars, stemless wine glasses, or even festive holiday-themed cups to enhance the presentation.