Festive Cheers: Cranberry Moscow Mule

by | Dec 9, 2023 | Drinks | 0 comments

Introduction: A Holiday Cocktail Twist

Are you ready for a festive twist on a classic cocktail? Let’s dive into the Cranberry Moscow Mule – your new holiday favorite. It’s simple, quick, and bursting with seasonal cheer!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Firstly, if you’re a fan of the warm, gingery flavor of a traditional Moscow Mule, you’re in for a treat. Moreover, the cranberry adds a bright splash of seasonal color and a tangy twist. Plus, it’s incredibly easy to make!

Ingredients: Simple and Fresh ingredients for our Cranberry Moscow Mule

For this delightful cocktail, you’ll need:

  • 5 oz. premium vodka
  • 2 oz. 100% cranberry juice
  • 2 T. fresh lime juice
  • 12 oz. ginger beer And for garnish (optional):
  • Fresh rosemary sprigs
  • Fresh cranberries
  • Fresh lime wedges
Cranberry Moscow Mule

Preparation: Quick and Easy

Let’s begin with the garnish – a key element in elevating this cocktail’s charm. Create the cranberry sprig by sliding three cranberries onto each rosemary stem, infusing a subtle herbal fragrance and adding visual appeal. Then, take a cocktail shaker and fill it with ice, adding the vodka, cranberry juice, and lime juice. Give it a good shake for a well-blended mix. Next, pour this vibrant concoction into ice-filled copper mugs. Finally, top it off with ginger beer and gently stir, merging all the flavors together beautifully.

The Finishing Touch: Garnish and Serve

To complete the masterpiece, adorn each mug with the prepared rosemary sprigs and lime wedges. While this step is optional, it significantly enhances the visual and aromatic appeal of the drink. Therefore, don’t hesitate to add these final flourishes before serving. Now, it’s time to relish your festive Cranberry Moscow Mule – a toast to holiday cheer!

The Joy of Seasonal Ingredients

Moreover, what makes this cocktail stand out is the use of seasonal ingredients. The cranberry juice, not only adds a beautiful color, but also a tart, fruity flavor that perfectly complements the ginger beer. Additionally, using fresh lime juice adds a zesty freshness that bottled juice just can’t match. Hence, it’s a celebration of the season’s best in every sip!

A Toast to Tradition with a Twist

Also, the Moscow Mule is a classic for a reason, but adding a holiday spin makes it even more special. Therefore, this Cranberry Moscow Mule is more than just a drink; it’s a festive experience. It’s about embracing tradition while adding your own creative touch. Consequently, it’s perfect for holiday gatherings or a cozy night in, making any moment a bit more magical.

Simple Yet Sophisticated Presentation

Lastly, the presentation of this cocktail is both simple and sophisticated. The copper mugs traditionally used for Moscow Mules add an elegant touch, and the garnish of rosemary and cranberry transforms it into a holiday showpiece. Furthermore, these small details make a big impact, showing your guests that you’ve put thought and care into creating a special experience for them.

Cranberry Moscow Mule

Cranberry Moscow Mule

A bright splash of seasonal color transforms this classic cocktail into a new holiday favorite. If you enjoy the warm gingery flavor of a traditional Moscow Mule, you will definitely want to give this one a try! 
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: vodka, cranberry juice, lime juice, ginger beer, moscow mule
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2 cocktails
Calories: 238kcal


  • 5 oz premium vodka
  • 2 oz 100% cranberry juice
  • 2 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 12 oz ginger beer


  • fresh rosemary sprigs bottom leaves removed, approximately 2-3" long
  • fresh cranberries
  • fresh lime wedges


  • To make cranberry sprig garnish, carefully thread 3 fresh cranberries onto the bottom of each rosemary stem. 
  • Fill cocktail shaker with ice and add vodka, cranberry juice, and lime juice. Shake well and pour into ice-filled copper mugs. Top off mug with ginger beer and stir to combine. 
  • Garnish with rosemary sprigs and lime wedges, if desired, before serving. Enjoy! 


Calories: 238kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 0.2g | Fat: 0.05g | Saturated Fat: 0.01g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.03g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 13mg | Potassium: 42mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 20IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 0.4mg

Conclusion: Cheers to Holiday Spirits with our Cranberry Moscow Mule

In conclusion, this Cranberry Moscow Mule is the perfect addition to your holiday celebrations. It’s refreshing, flavorful, and incredibly easy to prepare. So, gather your ingredients and start mixing. Cheers to holiday spirits and delightful sips!

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