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Blood Orange Mule Recipe

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

Susan Palmer
Blood Orange Mule is a Winter cocktail that’ll warm you up until Spring. The blood oranges are amazing!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 186 kcal


  • 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


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


Calories: 186kcalCarbohydrates: 20gSugar: 20g
Keyword Cocktails, Drinks, Easy, Ginger, Oranges, Party Food, Vodka
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