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.
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
- 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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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.
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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- 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
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