The perfect holiday cocktail, Cranberry Moscow Mules are easy to make and festive to drink. Cranberry juice, vodka, lime juice, and ginger beer combine to make a delicious drink you’ll want anytime of the year. 

Cranberry Moscow Mules in a copper Moscow Mule mug.

Cranberry Moscow Mules are a fun spin on the original recipe and incorporate cranberry juice and frozen cranberries. Just as tasty and slightly sweeter than original Moscow Mules. This may be your new favorite drink! 

I love to entertain with Moscow Mules because it seems like everyone is a fan. Cranberry Moscow Mules are a light and refreshing drink with a holiday winter vibe. Moreover, it pairs well for any holiday party or get together you may be hosting. 

For another delicious holiday cocktail, don’t miss this Apple Cider Moscow Mule recipe!

ingredients needed to make the drink on a wood board.

How to Make Cranberry Moscow Mules

The recipe for couldn’t be more simple: 1 part vodka, 2 parts cranberry juice cocktail, three parts ginger beer, and a healthy splash of lime juice. Also, to really make things festive, I like to garnish it with frozen cranberries and a sprig of rosemary. 

But the key to Moscow Mules are the mug. Yes, you could make them in cocktail glasses, but there is just something about sipping it out of a cold copper mug that makes the drink so much more satisfying. You can now get the mugs almost everywhere. The one in my photos is from this Target Link. 

top view of ingredients in a copper mug.

To serve Cranberry Moscow Mules, I would suggest using a good quality vodka if possible. Since you’re not using much of it, only an ounce per serving, Tito’s or Grey Goose would be a good choice. Because this drink is served so cold too, it’s a good idea to freeze the cranberries. That way you’ll get that frosty look like I have in the picture above. 

This is a great drink to serve for a baby shower or bridal shower brunch too. If you’re looking for tasty self-serve cocktail bar for your next event, be sure to check out my post for putting together a Bellini Bar

cranberry Moscow mule

Cranberry Moscow Mule

Delicious spin on the traditional Moscow Mule that’s perfect for the holidays. 
5 from 10 votes
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes
Servings: 1 servings
Calories: 121kcal


  • ice cubes
  • 1 ounce vodka (I like Tito’s or Grey Goose)
  • 2 ounces cranberry juice cocktail (like Ocean Spray)
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
  • 3 ounces Ginger Beer
  • frozen cranberries, lime wedges, and rosemary sprigs


  • Fill a copper Moscow Mule mug or tall glass with ice. Pour in the vodka, cranberry juice, and lime juice. Top with ginger beer and stir. Serve with frozen cranberries, lime wedges, and a sprig of rosemary for garnish. 


Calories: 121kcal
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Cranberry Moscow Mules.
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  1. 5 stars
    You had me at cranberries and ginger beer, your cocktail looks delicious and I absolutely love your copper mug.

  2. 5 stars
    Yum. I can’t wait to make these for Christmas Eve. I am sure everyone will enjoy. I did a trial run this weekend and the cranberry moscow mules turned out amazing.

  3. 5 stars
    Absolutely easy to make perfect holiday cocktail, Cranberry Moscow Mules looks so delicious. All things yummy like Cranberry juice, vodka, lime juice, and ginger beer combined makes it a must try recipe.