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Spicy Sweet Grinch Punch

A touch of sweet and a little bit spicy...perfectly fitting for "the Grinch".
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Servings: 8
Calories: 272kcal


  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves, finely chopped, plus more for serving
  • 2 cups vodka
  • 1 cup lime juice (about 4-6 limes)
  • 1 1/2 cups grapefruit (about 3 grapefruits)
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1-2 jalapeño, sliced, to your taste
  • 4 (12 ounce) ginger beers, for topping
  • pomegranate arils, for serving


  • 1. Combine the vodka, lime juice, grapefruit juice, honey, and jalapeños in a large pitcher. Stir to combine and chill for 2 hours. The longer the jalapeños sit, the spicier the drink. Strain out the jalapeños and discard. Return the drink to the pitcher and chill until ready to serve.
    2. To make the sugar, combine the sugar and mint in a shallow bowl. Rim each glass with sugar before serving.
    3. When ready to serve, fill the pitcher with ice and top off with ginger beer. Or fill glasses with the spicy mix and top each glass off with ginger beer. 


Calories: 272kcal