The Mistletoe Moscow mule is perfect for those looking for something fruity and refreshing this holiday season.
This drink is simple to make and perfect for festive gatherings with friends.
Plus, it’s a great way to use up any extra cranberries you have lying around after Thanksgiving!
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Mistletoe Moscow Mule Recipe
This delicious Moscow mule is a Christmas version of the classic vodka cocktail that was first made famous in New York.
If you are looking for a great holiday cocktail then you can’t do much better than an ice cold “Yule Mule”.
What is a Moscow Mule?
A Moscow Mule is a classic cocktail that is typically made with vodka, ginger beer, and lime juice and served in a copper mug.
There are many variations of the classic cocktail and the Mistletoe mule is one of my favorites in the winter months (see below for some more ideas).
It is a festive alternative to our Gingerbread Moscow Mule and it tastes just as good!
How to Make a Christmas Moscow Mule
It is really easy to make a Moscow mule and this version simply adds the holiday flavors of peppermint and cranberries to the basic recipe.
You can use frozen cranberries if you don’t have fresh ones, just let them thaw a little.
What’s In A Mistletoe Moscow Mule?
- Fresh or thawed cranberries
- Peppermint Vodka
- Fresh Lime Juice (You can also use ¼ lime cut in 2 pieces)
- Cranberry Juice
- Ginger Beer
For The Garnish:
- Frozen or Fresh Cranberries
- A Candy Cane
You’ll want a muddler or the wrong end of a wooden spoon too!
You can make your Moscow Mule ahead of time, but I would recommend adding the ginger beer afterwards as it will lose the bubbles if not.
How To Make The Christmas Moscow Mule
Add cranberries, mint and lime juice to your glass.
Muddle for 20 seconds
Add vodka, cranberry juice and half the ice into the shaker and give a good shake for 15 seconds
Add remainder of the ice to your glass
Strain the mixture from the cocktail shaker
Top off with Ginger Beer
Stir and Enjoy!
How To Garnish The Mistletoe Moscow Mule
While a lime wedge is the classic garnish for a Moscow Mule, it can be fun to get creative with your garnishes, especially around the holidays.
I like to add a few frozen cranberries to mine and then I hung a candy cane from the rim of the glass.
Christmas Moscow Mule FAQs
Can I use frozen cranberries?
Yes! If you can’t find fresh craneberries, frozen ones will work just fine.
Just make sure they are high quality and thawed before adding them to the cocktail shaker.
What if I don’t have cranberries?
If you don’t have cranberries, you can omit them in this recipe. You could also use pomegranate seeds too.
What if I don’t have peppermint vodka?
You can find peppermint vodka in most liquor stores, especially during the holidays. If you can’t find it or you want to try this drink without buying peppermint vodka, you can make your own Candy Cane Infused Vodka using my recipe.
If you love this peppermint Moscow Mule and want to try some other types of Mule, here are some of our top picks:
This peppermint cocktail is sure to be a hit at your next Christmas party! Tasty and refreshing, this is a great holiday drink to serve a crowd.
- 2 oz Peppermint Vodka
- 1 oz Cranberry Juice
- 1/2 oz Lime Juice
- 1 Bottle of Ginger Beer
- Fresh or frozen cranberries
- Mint leaves
- 1 Candy Cane
- Add cranberries, mint and lime juice to your glass.
- Muddle for 20 seconds
- Add vodka, cranberry juice and half the ice into the shaker and give a good shake for 15 seconds
- Add remainder of the ice to your glass
- Strain the mixture from the cocktail shaker
- Top off with Ginger Beer