Cranberry Moscow Mule Recipe

by Valerie Gray, From Val's Kitchen

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Have you ever heard of a cocktail called a Moscow mule? It is a cocktail made with vodka, spicy ginger beer, and lime juice, garnished with a slice or wedge of lime. This cocktail is generally served in a copper mug. Did you know that the biggest benefit of using copper mugs is the temperature? Drinks in copper cups seem even colder than many others because the copper metal quickly takes on the ice cold temperature of the freshly made cocktail. Cranberry is a seasonal fruit that works well in a Moscow Mule. It adds a splash of seasonal color and flavor, making it perfect for entertaining this holiday season. Here’s instructions on how to make a Cranberry Moscow Mule.

Cranberry Moscow Mule Recipe

Cranberry Moscow Mule

This recipe makes 1 cocktail. The total prep time required is 5 minutes.

Equipment Needed

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  • cocktail shaker
  • copper mug

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Ingredients

  • 3 oz premium vodka
  • 1 oz 100% cranberry juice
  • 1 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 8 oz ginger beer

Garnish (optional)

  • fresh rosemary sprigs, bottom leaves removed, approximately 2-3” long
  • fresh cranberries
  • fresh lime wedges

Cranberry Moscow Mule Recipe

Instructions

To make cranberry sprig garnish, carefully thread 3 fresh cranberries onto the bottom of each rosemary stem.

Fill the cocktail shaker with ice and add vodka, cranberry juice, and lime juice. Shake well and pour into ice-filled copper mugs.

Top the mug off with ginger beer and stir to combine.

Garnish with rosemary sprigs and lime wedges, if desired.

Serve immediately.

Cranberry Moscow Mule Recipe

Cranberry Moscow Mule

Cranberry Moscow Mule

Instructions

To make cranberry sprig garnish, carefully thread 3 fresh cranberries onto the bottom of each rosemary stem. Fill the cocktail shaker with ice and add vodka, cranberry juice, and lime juice. Shake well and pour into ice-filled copper mugs. Top the mug off with ginger beer and stir to combine. Garnish with rosemary sprigs and lime wedges, if desired. Serve immediately.

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    pat. December 28, 2017 - 9:23 am

    Thoise metal cups are gorgeous.

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