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Cranberry Ginger Moscow Mule

Festive Cranberry Ginger Moscow Mule Cocktails

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Here are a quick set of tips to help you along when you make YOUR Moscow Mule.
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. 
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 fresh lime? 
Don't forget to seek out diet gingerbeer too!
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Recipes
Cuisine beverage
Servings 2 cocktails
Calories 305 kcal


  • 5 oz. premium vodka
  • 2 oz. 100% cranberry juice
  • 3 Tsp Of fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 12 oz. ginger beer (diet is good too!)
  • 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!
  • Enjoy!


You do need to prepare a Moscow Mule in a Mule Mug.
A Moscow Mule Mug stays as COOL as the beverage.
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.