Santas little helper. This easy, quick and incredible Cranberry Mule!

Santa’s little helper. The quick, easy, and incredible Cranberry Mule!

The holiday season is a time of merriment and cheer, and what better way to celebrate than by raising a glass of something special with your loved ones? If you’re looking for a cocktail that embodies the holiday spirit and will impress your guests, look no further than the Cranberry Mule.

This delightful twist on the classic Moscow Mule is a crowd-pleaser with its vibrant red color and zesty flavor. Add a few cranberries for garnish to dress up this lightly sweetened and carbonated Cranberry Mule.

Santa's little helper. This quick, easy, and incredible Cranberry Mule!
Santa’s little helper. This quick, easy, and incredible Cranberry Mule!

To create a Cranberry Mule that’s perfect for the holiday season, we’re going to infuse it with the flavors of cranberry and a touch of extra holiday magic.

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Cranberry Mule Ingredients

Cranberry Mule Ingredients
Cranberry Mule Ingredients
  • Vodka
  • Ginger Beer
  • Cranberry Juice
  • Lime Juice
  • Cranberries as garnish, optional


I like to use either Stoli (Stolichnaya), Absolut, or Tito’s Vodka for mixed drinks. They are good quality, mid-priced vodkas.

Watching calories? The light Ginger Beer tastes just as good in this cocktail.

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The holiday season is a perfect time to showcase my fancy barware. Drink your Cranberry Mule in a copper cup because the copper cup keeps your drink frosty. If you don’t have copper cups, that’s ok; the Cranberry Mule still tastes great and is one of the easiest drinks to make.

Santa's little helper. This quick, easy, and incredible Cranberry Mule!
Santa’s little helper. This quick, easy, and incredible Cranberry Mule!

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How to make this easy Cranberry Mule

Fill a shaker half full of ice, then add your Vodka, cranberry and lime juices. Shake and pour the strained ingredients into a copper cup with ice. Top it off with the ginger beer. Add a few cranberries for garnish, optional.

Santa's little helper. This quick, easy, and incredible Cranberry Mule!
Santa’s little helper. This quick, easy, and incredible Cranberry Mule!

The cranberry juice adds a lovely tartness and a beautiful red hue to the drink. At the same time, the ginger beer provides the signature Moscow Mule zing. The combination of these flavors with a hint of lime is simply irresistible.

Make it a Mocktail

Omit the vodka and increase the ginger beer and cranberry juice by 1 ounce each for a refreshing and non-alcoholic Cranberry Mule that everyone can enjoy.

Raise your glass and toast to this beautiful season, and don’t forget to leave Santa a cup of cheer.

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Cranberry Mule made with Vodka, Cranberry and Ginger Beer

Cranberry Mule

The holidays are calling! Try this 'twist' on an old favorite the Moscow Mule. This lightly sweetened and carbonated beverage made with Cranberry, Ginger Beer (non-alcoholic), Vodka and a squeeze of lime gets dressed up by adding a few cranberries for garnish. The copper cup keeps your drink frosty, but you don't need the copper cup to enjoy its flavor.
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1 Drink


  • 2 Ounces Vodka For mixed drinks I use Stoli, Absolut or Finlandia
  • 4 Ounces Ginger Beer
  • 1 1/2 Ounces Cranberry Juice
  • 1/2 Ounce Lime
  • Cranberries for garnish Optional
  • Copper Cup Optional


  • Fill a copper cup 3/4 full of ice
  • Add the Vodka, cranberry and lime juices to a shaker half full of ice and shake
  • Pour the strained ingredients of the shaker into the copper cup
  • Top off the copper cup with the Ginger Beer
  • Garnish the cup with the cranberries, optional
Keyword Best Cranberry Mule, Cocktail, Cranberry Moscow Mule, Cranberry Mule, Cranberry Mule Recipe, Happy Hour, Holiday, Holiday Cranberry Mule, Mixed Drinks, Vodka
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