Cranberry Moscow Mule Two Ways

This festive Cranberry Moscow Mule is tart, a tad spicy and comes with an added hint of sweetness! It’s a great drink for the holidays!

Holiday Moscow Mule

Oh the holidays are upon us! I can’t believe Christmas is about a week away. And even though it doesn’t feel quite like Christmas time to me or December for that matter, everything is in full swing. My house is decorated, I’m making yummy goodies, and we’re getting ready for all the fun activities that are about to go down. 🙂 I just love this time of year, it’s my absolute favorite!

Another favorite of mine is a really good Moscow Mule. And over the last two months, my husband and I have been really enjoying this festive Cranberry Moscow Mule. We love making mules together (it’s one of our things) and this fun, holiday drink is one we have fine-tuned to fit our individual tastes.

Cranberry Moscow Mule

And because this mule can be made two different ways, it’s one that can be enjoyed anytime…but it’s especially perfect for a fun Friendsgiving, Thanksgiving or Christmas with the family.

So be sure to add this mule to your cocktail list; it will not disappoint. Promise! 😉

Cheers friends!!!

And, for more holiday drinks, please give these a try:

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Cranberry Moscow Mule

Cranberry Moscow Mule Two Ways

  • Author: Naomi
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x


This festive holiday mule is tart, spicy and comes with an added hint of sweetness. It’s a great drink for the holidays and can be made two different ways!


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  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 cup Water
  • Fresh Rosemary Sprigs
  • Fresh Cranberries
  • 1 32 oz jar R. W. Knudsen Just Cranberry Juice
  • 1 4 pack Stoli Non-Alcoholic Ginger Beer
  • Blue Ice Handcrafted American Potato Vodka (gluten free)
  • Fresh Lime Juice
  • Ice


  1. Rosemary Cranberry Simple Syrup: On medium-high heat, let the sugar and water come to a boil; stirring consistently. Add 1-2 fresh rosemary sprigs and a small handful of fresh cranberries.
  2. Let cool: Remove from heat, once the sugar has fully dissolved. Cool completely. Remove the cranberries and rosemary before transferring to the refrigerator. 
  3. Without Simple Syrup: To each copper mug, add ice, 2 oz vodka, 2 oz or so of cranberry juice, the juice from half a lime, and top off with ginger beer. Give it a good stir.  
    Optional: Garnish with additional lime slice and cranberries. 
  4. With Simple Syrup: To each copper mug, add ice, 2 oz vodka, 2 oz or so of cranberry juice, 2-3 tablespoons simple syrup and top off with ginger beer. Give it a good stir. Enjoy! 
    Optional: Garnish with additional rosemary sprig and cranberries. 


  • Flavored Simple Syrup: This will last for about a week in the fridge. 
  • Category: Beverage, Drink, Cocktail
  • Method: Stirred
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Cranberry, Cranberry Recipes, Drinks, Fruit, Holiday Cocktails, Holiday Recipes, Low Sodium, Low-Fat, Mixed Drink Recipes, Moscow Mule, Rosemary, Vodka Recipes

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Cranberry Moscow Mule Two Ways

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