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 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 that pairs well for any holiday party or get together you may be hosting.
How to Make Cranberry Moscow Mules
The recipe for Cranberry Moscow Mules couldn’t be more simple: 1 part vodka, 2 parts cranberry juice cocktail, three parts ginger beer, and a healthy splash of lime juice. 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.
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 to 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
- 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.