Christmas Moscow Mule

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!

A Christmas Moscow Mule served in a cocktail glass, garnished with a sprig of rosemary and cranberries, with cranberry vodka in the background, as well as a white bowl of cranberries.

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!

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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:

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Bird’s eye view of a Christmas Moscow Mule in a cocktail glass, surrounded by a bottle of cranberry vodka and a bowl of fresh cranberries

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:

Homemade Air Fryer Rangoon

Outback Grilled Shrimp on the Barbie Recipe

Homemade Air Fryer Potato Skins

A Classic Charcuterie Board

A Moscow mule in a cocktail glass, topped with cranberries and a sprig of rosemary

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.

A Christmas Moscow Mule topped with cranberries and rosemary, on a white background, surrounded by vodka, an ice tray, and a lime.
A Christmas Moscow Mule served in a cocktail glass, garnished with a sprig of rosemary and cranberries, with cranberry vodka in the background, as well as a white bowl of cranberries.

Christmas Moscow Mule

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

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.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • 1 lime slice
  • 1 shot Cranberry Vodka
  • 1 cup cranberry ginger ale
  • Rosemary for garnish

Instructions

  • Fill a glass with ice cubes and top with lime slice. Ingredients to make a delicious Christmas Moscow Mule Filling a cocktail glass with ice, and surrounded by ingredients to make a Christmas Moscow Mule.
  • Pour the shot of vodka into the glass and then pour in the ginger ale. Pouring cranberry vodka into a cocktail glass
  • Garnish the drink with rosemary.
  • Serve and enjoy!
Nutrition Information
Yield 1 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 229Total Fat 1gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 40mgCarbohydrates 57gFiber 6gSugar 42gProtein 1g

Nutrition information is an estimate.

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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!

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