Grinch-A-Rita Recipe

Cactus Margarita Glass filled with a green “Grinch-A-Rita” drink.  The glass is set in front of a 3-D clay candy cane made by Alex Kennedy. Photo by Cecilia Kennedy.

The tree is lit and so am I, thanks to some Grinch-A-Ritas. This festive margarita is Nate’s invention. What can I say? I married well. He knows just how to take the edge off the stressful holiday season. All I have to do is follow these simple instructions for my own silent night:

1)  Pour 4 parts tequila, 2 parts blue curacao, and 3 parts lime juice into a cocktail shaker filled with crushed ice, and shake well.

2)  Roll the rim of a glass or two in lime juice and Kosher salt (optional).

3)  Strain the tequila/curacao/lime juice mixture into a glass or two.

4)  Tint each glass with a drop or two of yellow food coloring.


After making a batch of Grinch-A-Ritas, I dim the lights, sip slowly, and imagine all of Whoville, gathered on my lawn, singing “Fahoo Fores, Dahoo Dores”as the lights on the tree twinkle off, on, off, on, off . . .

Our decorated and lit “Charlie Brown” style Christmas tree–in our foyer/den.  Photo by Cecilia Kennedy

Your Turn: What is your favorite holiday drink (alcoholic or not)? What is your favorite way to unwind during this season?

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