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If the holidays stress you out a little too much, then this Kranky Punch was made for you. It's as simple as mixing everything in a punch bowl and ladling into glasses, making it an easy, no-fuss Christmas punch perfect for your next holiday party. This simple Christmas cocktail requires only a handful of easy ingredients to turn into a festive green color, and gets a needed boozy boost with the addition of vodka. No matter how hectic your holiday season, we promise—this boozy grinch punch will make even the crankiest of hearts grow three sizes larger.
Can I switch out the ginger ale for something else?
Not a ginger ale fan? This drink won't be quite the same without it, but you can swap it out for something else you prefer. Try seltzer water if you want a not-as-sweet drink, or add more lemon-lime soda instead. The flavor won't be exact to the drink we have here, but it'll still be green, boozy and delicious.
Can this be non-alcoholic?
Sure! If the kids want to partake in the Christmas fun, simply leave out the alcohol. Feel free to add in more of the lemon-lime soda, pineapple juice, or even frozen limeade or lemonade concentrate to make up for the missing booze.
Have you made this yet? Let us know how it went in the comments below!
- 12 serving(s)
- Prep Time:
- 10 mins
- Total Time:
- 20 mins
(0.13-oz.) packet Kool-Aid Lemon Lime mix
- 4 c.
- 4 c.
- 3 c.
- 2 c.
- 2 c.
- 1 c.
Lime wedges, for rimming
Red sanding sugar, for rimming
- Step 1In a large pitcher combine Kool-Aid and water.
- Step 2In a large punch bowl, combine ice, kool-aid, soda, pineapple juice, vodka, and ginger ale.
- Step 3Use a lime wedge to rim glasses and dip in sanding sugar to coat. Pour punch into glasses to serve.
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