What’s a better way to celebrate the holiday season than by indulging in a refreshing Christmas Moscow Mule?
This festive twist on the classic mule combines the crispness of ginger beer, the zing of lime, and the warmth of vodka to create a drink that not only tantalizes the taste buds but also spreads holiday cheer.
With a combination of spicy and sweet, this is the perfect holiday drink to get you into the holiday spirit!
Join me as I show you the super easy steps for crafting the perfect Christmas Moscow Mule that will have everybody at your holiday parties singing carols of praise.
Christmas Moscow Mule Recipe
If you’re a fan of Moscow Mules, you’re going to absolutely love this Christmas version!
Here are the super easy ingredients, easily found at any local grocery store, for making this Holiday Moscow Mule:
- Ice Cubes or Crushed Ice
- Fresh Lime Juice
- Ginger Beer
- Pomegranate Seeds (Arils)
- Crushed Candy Cane
- Candy Cane or Stick
- Fresh Mint
- Lime Slice or Lime Wedge
Christmas Mule Recipe Instructions
Step 1: Fill Copper Mule Mug with Ice
First of all, you need to make your mule properly, which includes copper mugs.
Believe me, it is crucial to use a copper cup whenever you make any Moscow Mule recipe!
I can tell you from personal experience that I’ve attempted to drink a mule in a regular glass (served to me at a popular restaurant here in Frederick) and it was awful.
So bad that I had to return it and ask for a glass of wine instead.
The reasoning behind using copper mugs is that when ice is added to them, your drink and garnishes will remain very cold until you have finished consuming it.
So, fill your copper mugs with ice – I prefer crushed ice.
Note: You don’t need to dirty up a cocktail shaker for this recipe.
Step 2: Pour Vodka and Lime Juice Over Ice
Second, pour 1 ounce of vodka and 1/2 ounce of fresh lime juice over your ice.
If you’re not sure how to measure out an ounce of liquor (because I guarantee you’ll want to make these Moscow Mules often), get yourself a jigger.
Also, for fresh squeezed lime juice, get yourself a lemon/lime squeezer.
I promise, you will prefer fresh over bottled any day!
Step 3: Pour in Ginger Beer
Next, pour in your spicy ginger beer until it comes up to about 1/4 inch from the top of your copper mug.
As far as what type of ginger beer to use, it’s based on your personal preference.
I’ve used sugar free ginger beer and it worked well in this recipe!
It’s a great option for the keto drinkers!
Although, I must admit, I do prefer the sugar laden ginger beers better.
And, if it makes you feel less guilty, this recipe does not call for simple syrup, which is pure sugar.
Step 4: Garnish with Pomegranate Seeds and Crushed Candy Cane
I know, I just got finished saying I used sugar free ginger beer and now I’m sprinkling crushed candy cane on top of this drink.
Tis the season guys! It’s okay to partake here and there, right?
Pomegranate Seeds Tip:
Unless you’re a pro at cutting up a pomegranate, go ahead and spend a little extra money and buy the seeds (or arils) already removed and ready to use.
This will be a huge time-saver as well as prevent your kitchen and your clothes from appearing as if you’ve attempted to clean up a crime scene.
Step 5: Garnish with Candy Cane, Fresh Mint and Lime Slice
Finally, garnish your delicious Moscow Mule with a whole candy cane or a candy cane stick, fresh mint and a slice of lime.
Christmas Pomegranate Moscow Mule Recipe
Christmas Moscow Mule Recipe: Pomegranate Mule
- Ice Cubes or Crushed Ice
- 1 ounce Vodka
- ½ ounce Lime Juice, Fresh Squeezed
- 1 can Ginger Beer
- 2 tbsp Pomegranate Seeds
- 1 Candy Cane, Crushed
- 1 Candy Cane or Candy Cane Stick
- 1 sprig Mint, Fresh
- 1 slice Lime, Fresh
- Fill a hammered, copper mule mug with ice cubes or crushed ice.
- Pour vodka and lime juice over the ice.
- Then, pour in your ginger beer until it’s about 1/4 inch from the top of the mug.
- Sprinkle pomegranate seeds and crushed candy cane on top of your drink.
- Garnish with candy cane or candy stick, fresh mint, and a slice of lime.
Variations for Christmas Cocktails
Finally, if you want to play around with this festive cocktail recipe, feel free to swap out other Christmas fruits like:
- Fresh Cranberries (A Cranberry Moscow Mule is also called a Yule Mule)
- Sugared Cranberries
- Orange Wedge or Orange Slice
In addition, you can swap out the mint for:
- Fresh Rosemary Sprigs
- Cinnamon Sticks
- Fresh Herbs
Also, if you prefer sweeter drinks, add in a splash of pomegranate juice or:
- Cranberry Juice Cocktail
- Orange Juice
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