Blood Orange Mule Recipe

Susan Palmer | Girl in the Little Red Kitchen

Blood Orange Mule is a Winter cocktail that'll warm you up until Spring. The blood oranges are amazing!

Looking for the perfect winter cocktail? Blood oranges are the answer! Mixed with spicy ginger beer and a touch of lime this gorgeously hued drink is your new winter sipper. What more could you possibly ask for in a Christmas drink?

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I don’t know what it is, but there’s something really special about blood oranges. Taste-wise, people have differing opinions.

Some say they don’t notice anything different between it and a navel orange. Others say it’s bitter, some are sweeter, and there are those that taste berry overtones.

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I think this orange is like wine, everyone tastes something different! Either way, I can’t get enough of them during their brief winter appearance.

The gorgeous hue, the less acidic taste (and yes, I do think they are sweeter), means it’s the perfect vessel for cocktail making.

I’ve made my fair share of cocktails with blood oranges. I personally haven’t found a spirit that doesn’t complement its flavor profile.

After all, it is a citrus fruit, and they are the backbone of most cocktail recipes. It only makes sense to have some fun.

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This time around, my attention has turned to the Moscow mule. I’ve always considered it a blank canvas for endless possibilities, especially since so many things go with ginger – the base of this delectable cocktail.

This time, I kept it simple, eschewing herbs or added bitters in order for the blood orange juice to really shine through.

Each sip gives you a taste of sweetness with spice from the ginger beer, and of course the bonus of a blood orange slice to snack on as garnish! Who doesn’t love a cocktail that automatically includes snacking opportunities? I know that’s why I love to sip on a Bloody Mary too.

Sip up, friends. Blood oranges won’t be around for long! 

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Blood Orange Mule Recipe

  1 Servings


  • Ice Cubes
  • 2 ounces Blood Orange Juice
  • juice from half a Lime
  • 1 1/2 ounces Vodka
  • 4 ounces Ginger Beer
  • Blood Orange Slices, For garnish


  1. Fill a highball glass or copper mule mug with ice.
  2. Pour over the blood orange juice and lime juice.
  3. Add the vodka and ginger beer, stirring gently.
  4. Garnish with blood orange slices. 


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Author: Susan Palmer
Recipe Yields: 1 serving
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 1

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 0
Calories 186

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g
  Saturated Fat 0g
Sodium 0mg
Total Carbohydrate 20g
  Dietary Fiber 0g
  Sugars 20g
Protein 0g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Susan Palmer

About Susan

Susan bakes up delicious treats as the Girl in the Little Red Kitchen at home in Brooklyn. She's joined Food Fanatic as a Cocktails and Boozy Desserts Fanatic, and we could not be more excited!

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