Grinch Sangria – ( Grinch Cocktail )

Grinch Sangria

Grinch Sangria

Who doesn’t love the Christmas story involving the Grinch and the Who’s? This Grinch Sangria Recipe is the perfect cocktail to enjoy while watching one of the all-time classic holiday movies.

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How to make a Grinch Sangria

Grinch Cocktail

Making the Grinch Sangria is super easy and it is quite a colorful cocktail. If you have made other cocktails with prepped glasses coating the rim with red sugar should be a piece of cake.

The only tedious part is to make the cutout heart strawberry which represents the Grinch’s heart that grew 3 sizes that day. We explain below how easy it is to make the cutout.


  • Bottle of Pinot Grigio
  • Midori Melon Liqueur (Can use any other brand if desired)
  • Pineapple Juice
  • Sprite
  • Strawberries
  • Red Sugar Sprinkles
  • Honey


There is no special equipment required for this holiday cocktail.

Recipe Steps

Because this Grinch Sangria Cocktail is normally served in either a pitcher or a punch bowl you will want to mix up the punch prior to prepping any glasses. If you prep the glasses prior to the drink you run the risk of the honey and sugar sliding down the glass.

In a large pitcher or punch bowl combine the Pinot Grigio, the sliced strawberries, and pineapple juice. Gently stir in the Sprite.

Prepare the punch glasses by coating the rim of each with the honey and then roll in the red sugar. Fill the glass immediately with the punch and serve.

To make the heart-shaped garnish for the Grinch Cocktail take a whole strawberry and cut it in half lengthwise. Then carefully take a small paring know and trim the strawberry into the shape of a heart.

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Grinch Sangria

Grinch Sangria

Try this Grinch Sangria made with Pinot Grigio, melon liqueur, and pineapple juice. It will add a sweet collection to your holiday drink menu.
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Sangria
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 278kcal


  • 1 bottle Pinot Grigio
  • 1 1/2 cup Midori Melon Liqueur
  • 1 cup Pineapple Juice
  • 1 splash Sprite
  • 2 lbs Strawberries
  • 1 tbsp red sugar sprinkles
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 1 heart-shaped strawberry


Glass Prep

  • Spread the honey out on a small plate the size of your punch glasses.
  • Spread the red sugar sprinkles on another small plate.
  • Dip the punch glasses in the plate of honey to coat the rim

Drink Instructions

  • In a large pitcher or punch bowl, add the Pinot Grigi, Midori, sliced strawberries, and pineapple juice.
  • While gently stirring the ingredients together add in a splash of Sprite.
  • Garnish with a heart-shaped strawberry. See the tips above for tips on creating easy cut-outs.
  • Dip the honey-coated rims of the punch glasses in the red sugar to completely cover the rim with sugar.


Nutrition Facts
Grinch Sangria
Amount Per Serving
Calories 278 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 2mg0%
Potassium 212mg6%
Carbohydrates 39g13%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 33g37%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 14IU0%
Vitamin C 71mg86%
Calcium 22mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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