A Moscow mule is such a classic cocktail, but when you add cranberries — a beloved and popular holiday fruit — it creates a truly delicious, refreshing, and festive cocktail. Also known as the holiday Moscow mule, you just combine the classic ingredients of the cocktail — vodka, lime juice, and ginger beer — with cranberry juice cocktail. Top it with fresh cranberries and rosemary, and the end result is just as pretty as it is delicious.
I used four ounces of vodka (about two shots worth) and the same amount of cranberry juice, but feel free to experiment and make yours a little boozier if you prefer! If you do, I recommend that you use equal parts cranberry juice and about twice as much ginger beer to keep that impeccable flavor balance. So, if you're looking for a way to get into the holiday spirit, give this recipe a try for a sweet, subtly tart spin on the Moscow mule.
- 4 ounces vodka
4 ounces cranberry juice cocktail
8 ounces ginger beer
1 tablespoon lime juice
Fresh cranberries, rosemary twigs, and lime wedges for garnish
- In a copper mug or cocktail glass, pour in your vodka, cranberry juice, ginger beer, and lime juice. Gently stir.
- Add ice, stir again, and then garnish with fresh cranberries, rosemary, lime wedges, or whatever you prefer. Enjoy!
- 1 cocktail
- Total Time
- 4 minutes, 59 seconds