Moscow mules are definitely making a comeback. And, I mean, why not?! They’re delicious! The subtle lime with the ginger and minty flavors is really refreshing, and I think ginger is seriously underrated. Just a little bit, and BAM. It makes for a really nice addition to simple flavors to add a ‘wow’ factor.
I wanted to try my hand at making my own, and when I was researching the traditional mule, I was surprised that there was no gin. Only vodka for these guys. Which again, I think says a lot for the ginger beer on its own. That said, I wanted to a get a little creative and put my own festive spin on it. The combination of cranberry and orange this time of year is absolutely perfect. You get a bright, citrus, tangy, and sweet combination and what better time to concoct this cranberry-orange ‘mule than right before Thanksgiving celebrations and parties? I mean, hello, it’s going to be wonderful. So here ya have it, folks.
Ingredients (for 2 Merry Moscow Mules)
- 3 ounces Vodka
- 8 ounces ginger beer
- 2 ounces simple syrup
- 3 ounces cranberry juice
- 3 ounces freshly squeezed orange juice
- Splash of lime juice
- Orange slices, cranberries, & mint to garnish
In a cocktail shaker, combine all ingredients, shake gently, and pour over crushed ice into Moscow Mule mugs. Enjoy!