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Holiday Moscow Mule Recipe and Photos

Make Your Spirits Bright With This Holiday Moscow Mule Recipe Featuring Fresh Cranberries


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.


Holiday Moscow Mule

The Blond Cook

Holiday Moscow Mule Recipe and Photos


  1. 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


  1. In a copper mug or cocktail glass, pour in your vodka, cranberry juice, ginger beer, and lime juice. Gently stir.
  2. Add ice, stir again, and then garnish with fresh cranberries, rosemary, lime wedges, or whatever you prefer. Enjoy!
Image Source: POPSUGAR Photography / Julia Duda
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