Cranberry Moscow Mule
The beauty of a great cocktail!! Like with anything food wise you want your eyes to be first enchanted and then you taste buds awakened. This Cranberry Moscow Mule has it all and is perfect for the coming holiday season!! Bright plump tart cranberries add the red while fresh citrusy limes are adding in the green. This cocktail will be a favorite from now right through the season. Imagine being handed this gorgeous libation at a dinner party. Instantly the festivities have begun!!
My girlfriend Colleen turned me onto a Moscow Mule and also gave me the gorgeous mugs as a gift. I am going to have to invest in a few more for entertaining.
Refreshing and wonderful and everyone can enjoy this beverage as it makes an excellent mocktail too hence by just leaving out the vodka. To be a true Moscow Mule you have to serve it up in the traditional copper mugs.
The cocktail I have for you today is just like the original which was concocted back in 1941 by John G. Martin and Jack Morgan except for one change, the cranberry juice. This brings it fully into the holiday season. To be a true Moscow Mule all you need is vodka, ginger beer and lime juice with lots of ice. I added the cranberries juice and frozen cranberries, which takes this cocktail to another level of fabulous.
The mule was not born in Russia but in Los Angeles at the Cock and Bull, where Jack Morgan was the proprietor . A very popular restaurant on Sunset Boulevard among the celebrities. I hope you enjoy this cocktail with family and friends this year!! Happy Holidays!!
- 2 oz. vodka
- ½ Tbsp. fresh lime juice
- 4 oz. cranberry juice
- Ginger beer
- Frozen cranberries
- Mix together in a copper mug the vodka, lime juice and cranberry juice. Add in lots of ice and top with the ginger beer and stir. Add in a lime wedge and frozen cranberries and serve at once.