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The holiday season is all about great food and amazing drinks! Be sure to add this delicious Christmas Moscow Mule to your holiday cocktail repertoire and blow your guests away with its amazing flavor!
When it comes to the holiday season, I’m all about playing hostess!
When my guests arrive, I love offering them a delicious beverage, and my Christmas Moscow Mule never misses a beat. Be sure to scroll down through this blog post to get the full recipe!
I also love making my house smell like Christmas with an easy Christmas Simmer Pot. It only takes 5 minutes and makes my whole house smell amazing!
I Love Hosting During the Holidays, Too! Got More Recipes for the Season?
Absolutely! When it comes to holiday dining, I’ve got you covered. Take a look at these recipes:
What is a Moscow Mule?
A Moscow mule is a vodka-based cocktail that contains lime and a ginger-based beverage.
Many Moscow mules contain ginger beer. My particular recipe uses ginger ale and also, cranberry vodka – which makes it the perfect Christmas beverage!
What Does a Christmas Moscow Mule taste like?
Get your taste buds ready! My Christmas Moscow Mule is full of fizz and flavor! It’s a strong cocktail and owes its unique flavor profile to cranberry vodka and lime slices.
The best part? It also boasts a sweet component since I use ginger ale in lieu of ginger beer.
Is Ginger Beer the Same as Ginger Ale?
While they may seem similar, ginger beer has a much stronger ginger taste, whereas ginger ale is fizzy and sweet. Traditionally, ginger beer was brewed as an alcoholic beverage, but modern-time ginger beer is non-alcoholic.
What Food Pairs Well With Moscow Mules?
I love to go the savory route when it comes to Moscow mule food pairings.
I love serving mine with the following appetizers:
Do I Have to Serve my Moscow Mules in Copper Cups?
Not necessarily! Lots of photos that you see online may feature Moscow mules in copper cups, (mainly because they retain temperatures well), keeping your Moscow mule nice and chilled.
However, if you don’t have copper cups on-hand, don’t stress! There’s enough to worry about during the holiday season, and my Christmas Moscow Mule serves perfectly well in traditional cocktail glasses.
Christmas Moscow Mule
- 1 cup ice cubes
- 1 lime slice
- 1 shot Cranberry Vodka
- 1 cup cranberry ginger ale
- Rosemary for garnish
- Gather your ingredients.
- Fill a glass with ice cubes and top with lime slice.
- Pour the shot of vodka into the glass and then pour in the ginger ale.
- Garnish the drink with rosemary.
- Serve and enjoy!