Grinch Punch this holiday season - it's easy to make and has just the right balance of
sweet and sour
with just a
touch of bitterness
. The cute
red salted rim
is just another reason why this mocktail is
always a hit
Lowball or whiskey glass*
Potato peeler or pairing knife*
fine table salt
red food coloring
juice and rind
green food coloring
Mix the salt with the red food coloring. Use just a little bit of food coloring to avoid the salt getting to wet. If it gets very wet, you can let it dry in room temperature before using.
Rub the rim of a glass with a lemon slice or some water, then dip in the red salt to coat.
Wash the lemon carefully and peel the rind with a potato peeler or knife. Place the rind in the glass and use a muddler to press into the rind to release the oils.
Add lemon juice and green food coloring, and mix.
Add ice, fill up with Sprite, and serve!
Ingredient notes & substitutions
Red food coloring
- I used gel food coloring as it turns the salt really red but doesn't make it too wet. You can also use
liquid food coloring
or skip it entirely.
Green food coloring
- here I like a
for easier mixing
Fine table salt
can be swapped for
or salt flakes
- you're using the rind so please
wash it carefully
, and choose organic if you can
- any lemon/lime flavored soda will do
Tips & tricks
and just wait to add ice and Sprite until just before serving
Make for a crowd
by mixing lemon rind, juice, and food coloring in a jug and pouring into to the glasses
Make it low carb
by using soda water instead of Sprite. Less sweet, still tasty.
Add a shot of alcohol if you want
vodka and gin would both work well
A recipe from alwaysusebutter.com