Cranberry Pomegranate Moscow Mule Cocktail

The perfect seasonal beverage, this Cranberry Pomegranate Moscow Mule has holiday colors and flavors and the special zing of ginger beer!

The perfect seasonal beverage, this Cranberry Pomegranate Moscow Mule Cocktail

During the summer my favorite cocktail is always a margarita and I love trying out different versions with every available fruit under the sun. Once cold weather hits I gravitate from the margs to other cocktails and the Moscow Mule is one of them. I’m not sure why; it’s still a cold beverage but I’m thinking it might be the ginger beer; it has some oomph to it that I love.

I’ve not experimented as much with Moscow Mules but I’m working on it and this Cranberry Pomegranate Moscow Mule Cocktail was a worthy journey. Fresh flavor for the holidays and that delightful zing from ginger beer. It’s a winner!

That I did not deliver on time for Friday Cocktails has become a bit too much the norm but I’m not quite ready to give into Saturday Sips. It’s just Friday Cocktails Belated, right?

But I do have my tree up and most of my house decorated and a Dickens Christmas Village that I collected when my kids were little all setup with a train station, a brick road, houses, and a skating rink…promise no slacking going on here!

The perfect seasonal beverage, this Cranberry Pomegranate Moscow Mule Cocktail

Last summer I was introduced to Deep Eddy’s Lemon Flavored Vodka. This isn’t a whisper of lemon; it’s a decidedly lemon flavored vodka and I loved it. Not only that, it was pronounced enough that combining it with a splash of soda and a slice of lemon resulted in the perfect quick summertime beverage.

So when I heard they had a Cranberry version I was excited to try it out. I love those little berries and their seasonal availability makes them that much more precious. I’ve been wanting to make a holiday Moscow Mule and this was the perfect opportunity.

I decided that a combination of pomegranate juice and cranberry vodka might be just the ticket and it was perfect. If you’ve never had a Moscow Mule you really need to change that; the vodka and fruit with lime and ginger beer is outstanding and as fun to make seasonal as my beloved margaritas.

The perfect seasonal beverage, this Cranberry Pomegranate Moscow Mule Cocktail

Deep Eddy Cranberry Flavored Vodka is handcrafted in their Texas distillery from real New England cranberries and their award-winning vodka to deliver a light taste. We loved it in this cocktail but much like the Lemon you can easily enjoy it mixed with club soda & a splash of lime or even in your favorite Cosmo cocktail.

I have to tell you, I’ve loved both of them and now have a couple of others in my sight…Ruby Red Grapefruit Vodka? Yes please! Take a peek to see where they’re located near you and get thyself a bottle stat!

No cranberry vodka for you? Then I suggest as a substitute that you add an ounce of cranberry juice to each cocktail. It might be a tad sweeter but the lime and ginger beer should balance it out nicely.

This one is so easy thought with the Cranberry vodka, worth sourcing out as I know you’ll love it for the winter holidays. The ingredients are simple too and include (full recipe at bottom of post):

  • 4 ounces Deep Eddy’s Cranberry Vodka (see notes for substitute)
  • 4 ounces pomegranate juice
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 bottle Ginger Beer

For Garnish

  • Fresh Cranberries
  • Fresh pomegranate arils
  • Sliced lime wheels

Out of curiosity, I did wonder if I had ever made a Cranberry Margarita. I’ve done a Pomegranate Margarita but no cranberry. Who thinks that needs to change? (Barb over here waving my hand frantically!!) That will happen!

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Cranberry Pomegranate Moscow Mule Served in a Copper Mug with Cranberry and Lime Garnish

Cranberry Pomegranate Moscow Mule Garnished with Cranberries and a Lime Wedge

The perfect seasonal beverage, this Cranberry Pomegranate Moscow Mule Cocktail
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Cranberry Pomegranate Moscow Mule Cocktail

  A beautiful version of a Moscow Mule with Cranberry Vodka for a festive holiday cocktails
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Vodka
Servings: 2 Cocktails
Calories: 325kcal
Author: Creative Culinary

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces Deep Eddy's Cranberry Vodka see notes for substitute
  • 4 ounces pomegranate juice
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 bottle Ginger Beer

For Garnish

  • Fresh Cranberries
  • Fresh pomegranate arils
  • Sliced lime wheels

Instructions

  • Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Pour in the vodka, pomegranate juice, and lime juice and shake vigorously until ice cold.
  • Add ice to two copper mugs.
  • Pour mixture into 2 mugs then top with ginger beer and stir. Garnish with a combination of cranberries, pomegranate arils and/or lime slices.

Notes

If not using Deep Eddy's Cranberry Vodka, substitute 3 ounces of your favorite vodka and add 1 ounce of cranberry juice.

Nutrition

Serving: 1grams | Calories: 325kcal | Carbohydrates: 75g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 2g | Sodium: 26mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 60g

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3 Comments

  1. Never had cranberry vodka! Really like the idea, though — bet its flavor is festive. Color sure is! I’ll drink a margarita any time of the year, but I agree — it’s more a summer drink. This looks excellent — thanks!

    1. Both their lemon and cranberry are really good John…my neighbor and I sure love to share my drink creations but in a pinch we’re also good with them being added to some ice and a splash of soda…quick and dirty!

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