Festive Cranberry Ginger Moscow Mule Cocktails truly share all of the taste of the Holiday season in one Copper Mug!
Sweet, spicy, strong, yet light.
Take the sizzle of gingerbeer, the taste of lime, and cool ice, are you ready to experience a Moscow mule cocktail?
Each season, holiday, and celebration require a fresh cocktail.
With so many holidays upon us, it’s time to let the merriment begin.
I remember the first time I saw my grandfather prepare a Moscow Mule I wanted so badly to know what was in that fancy mug.
Naturally, with each different season, he stirred in a few different ingredients.
After all, you can’t change a season without updating a drink, can you?
It seems that a Festive Cranberry Ginger Moscow Mule Cocktail is the perfect balance of sip-worthy in one fancy mug!
Cranberry Ginger Moscow Mule
Always remember not to drink and drive and friends don’t let friends drive after drinking.
When you are ready to share the color pops of the holidays, this is the go-to cocktail to share and serve.
Get ready for a bright splash of seasonal color.
Seasonal as this beverage may be, it’s what you dress it up with that actually transforms this classic cocktail into a new holiday favorite.
Calling all those Moscow Mule lovers who crave that warm ginger flavor and still and want to make it their next signature holiday beverage!
For this recipe, I’ll share a mix for 2 cocktails, and you can double it for anyone else you might be entertaining.
Don’t Skimp On The Alcohol Please with Cranberry Ginger Moscow Mule
Well, there are times you can fake it till you make it, but for this drink, take your Vodka seriously!
Really, top-shelf the vodka, a.k.a. premium vodka because that is your drinks’ base.
Ketel One, Grey Goose, etc. you get the idea.
Cheap vodka absolutely ruins this drink.
Can I add a P.S. here?
You can use a LIME vodka if it’s not that $8 bottle of vodka.
Lime will give this a bit more of a boost in flavor.
Also, did I mention that once in a while we toss in a zest of lime?
Ginger Beer Oddities and Where To cut Calories
So for those of you that LOVE your Moscow Mules but really want to curb some of the caloric content, keep reading.
I’ve gone as far as to use Kevita Master Brew Kombucha Ginger.
You either are a Kombucha person or you are not, but if you want to cut some calories, try this instead of ginger beer.
As far as Ginger Beer, well the sky is the limit.
IF you have a favorite ginger beer, it’s time to crack it open and spill it into your Festive Cranberry Ginger Moscow Mule.
However, if you are ASKING me which I use, it’s FEVER TREE.
Clean, clear, crisp, and it’s not overly sweet, which matters in this cocktail.
But again, you can use what makes you happy.
Recipe For Cranberry Ginger Moscow Mules
Festive Cranberry Ginger Moscow Mule Cocktails
- 5 oz. premium vodka
- 2 oz. 100% cranberry juice
- 3 Tsp Of fresh lime juice
- 12 oz. ginger beer
- fresh rosemary sprigs with the bottom, leaves removed.
- Each sprig should be approximately 2-3” long
- Fresh lime wedges and cranberries
- To create a cranberry sprig garnish, carefully thread 3 fresh cranberries onto the bottom of each rosemary stem.
- Next, fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
- Add vodka, cranberry juice, and lime juice.
- Shake well, as you mean it.
- Pour into ice-filled copper mugs.
- Top off each mug with ginger beer and stir to combine.
- Last, garnish with rosemary sprigs and lime wedges, if desired, before serving. '
- Sip. Sip. Hooray!