Side view of green matcha cocktail garnished with fresh mint

The Grinch Cocktail

  • Author: Lexi
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: One drink
  • Category: Cocktails


This festive cocktail gets its bright green hue from matcha powder and a refreshing kick from homemade ginger simple syrup.



  • 2oz vodka
  • 1 oz St-Germain (elderflower liqueur)
  • 1 oz ginger simple syrup (recipe below)
  • 1/2 freshly squeezed lemon
  • 1/2 freshly squeezed mandarin
  • 1/81/4 tsp matcha powder
  • Club soda

Ginger simple syrup:

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup peeled ginger, cut into small rounds


Ginger simple syrup:

  1. Over medium heat, stir water and sugar until completely dissolved. Remove from heat and add ginger. Cover and let steep 1 hr. Strain ginger and store syrup in airtight jar in fridge.


  1. Combine all ingredients (except club soda) in blender. A blender works better than a cocktail shaker in this recipe because matcha needs to be very well incorporated.
  2. Pour over ice into glass, top with club soda and garnish with mint and cranberries. Enjoy!