Cranberry Moscow Mules

Cranberry Moscow Mules

Easy & Delicious Cranberry Moscow Mules

Looking for a quick and easy Cranberry Moscow Mule recipe? Look no further, these Christmas Moscow Mules are perfect for your holiday party, Friendsgiving or Christmas morning brunch. Just 4 ingredients are all you need to make these gorgeous cocktails!

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Garnish being placed on top of Cranberry Moscow Mules.

The Perfect Christmas Moscow Mules Recipe!

If you liked my Peach Moscow Mule, then you’re gonna absolutely love this Cranberry Moscow Mule! Made with just 4 ingredients, it’s a simple cocktail to throw together for your holiday party, Christmas morning brunch or Friendsgiving. Topped with fresh limes, cranberries and rosemary sprigs, this mule becomes wonderfully fragrant and the perfect Christmas Moscow Mule recipe.

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Here’s how this fresh, crisp Cranberry Moscow Mule comes together:

Ingredients needed for cranberry moscow mules, or christmas moscow mules.

What do I need to make a Moscow Mule?

The ingredients you’ll need to make a classic Moscow mule are vodka, ginger beer, and fresh lime juice. For this cranberry version, we will also use cranberry juice.

Here’s a quick-reference shopping list of the ingredients you’ll need to make this Christmas Moscow mule:

  • Good quality vokda, like Tito’s
  • Ginger beer – I like Crabbie’s
  • Fresh limes for lime juice – plan for 1 lime for every mule you are expecting to make.
  • Cranberry juice
  • Garnish items: fresh cranberries, rosemary sprigs and lime slices

(For the exact ingredient amounts and full recipe instructions, please scroll down to the recipe at the bottom of this post. Thanks!)


Pouring ginger beer into Cranberry moscow mule.

Is there alcohol in ginger beer?

For many ginger beer’s there is little to no alcohol. Be sure to read your labels – for this ginger beer I’m using, there is alcohol. Most ginger beers contain less than .5% alcohol, and carbonated, not fermented, therefore classifying them as a non-alcoholic drink. Again, read your labels.

What vodka is best in a Moscow mule?

Purchase the best quality vodka you can afford to make your Moscow mules. I like and prefer Tito’s or Kettle One vodka.


Cranberry lime garnish on top of Cranberry moscow mule.

Why does a Moscow mule have to be in a copper cup?

Copper is a good thermal conductor, therefore making it a good vessel to serve a cold cocktail. Copper mugs will keep the drink icy cold and prevent the ice from melting and watering down your Cranberry Moscow mule.

Is Moscow Mule a girly drink?

Nope! Moscow Mules are a classic cocktail enjoyed by everyone. If you’re looking for a cold, icy cocktail with a hint of lime and cranberry flavor, this libation is perfect for you – ladies or gents!


Cranberry Moscow mules in copper mugs, Christmas moscow mules with cranberries and limes.

How do you garnish a Moscow Mule?

Traditionally, a Moscow mule is garnished with a lime slice on the edge of the copper mug. For this Cranberry Moscow mule, I’ve added fresh cranberries along with the lime slices and fragrant sprigs of rosemary. It adds a wonderful holiday vibe to this mule recipe


If you loved this delicious Christmas Moscow Mule, check out some of my other holiday cocktails:

Saint Nickarita Christmas Margarita

Slow Cooker Mulled Wine

Pomegranate Citrus Champagne Cocktail

Amaretto Hot Chocolate

Spiked Eggnog

Peppermint Bark Martini at Real Housemoms

Need some other holiday cocktail ideas? I put together 60 Amazing Holiday Cocktail Ideas that are perfect for serving for anything from Thanksgiving to New Years!


Here’s the recipe for these easy Cranberry Moscow Mules:

Cranberry Moscow Mules

Looking for a quick and easy Cranberry Moscow Mule recipe? Look no further, these Christmas Moscow Mules are perfect for your holiday party, Friendsgiving or Christmas morning brunch.

5 minPrep Time

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  • 1/4 c. Cranberry juice
  • 1/4 c. Ginger beer
  • 2 oz. (2 shots) vodka, like Tito's
  • 1/2 oz. fresh lime juice (juice from 1/2 lime)
  • Garnishes:
  • Lime slices
  • Fresh cranberries
  • Rosemary sprigs


  1. Fill a copper mug with crushed ice. Pour in the cranberry juice, vodka and lime juice. Top off with the ginger beer. Top with fresh cranberries, lime slices and rosemary sprigs, if desired. Enjoy right away while cold.


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lacto vegetarian
ovo vegetarian
dairy free
egg free
soy free
seafood free
treenut free
sesame free
mustard free


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