Christmas Mule Recipe

Cyd Converse

This easy Christmas mule recipe makes a perfect holiday season cocktail and a great option for serving at holiday parties.

There's nothing I love more during the holiday season than a good holiday moscow mule served in a pretty copper mug - it's one of my favorite things!

This time of year we host friends frequently and a festive cocktail is always on the menu. A cranberry moscow mule is one of the best Christmas cocktails.

So easy to make that you don't even need a cocktail shaker, grab a copper cup and make this perfect holiday drink whenever the mood for holiday cheer strikes.

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Christmas Moscow Mule Recipe

If you're looking for the perfect drink to serve at your next holiday party, look no further than this festive twist on the classic cocktail.

Based on a traditional moscow mule cocktail with a fresh holiday twist and topped with fun garnishes like fresh cranberries and a sprig of rosemary it tastes like holiday spirit.

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To make this Christmas cocktail recipe you will need:


  • Vodka - Use your favorite vodka, but I prefer a higher quality vodka like Grey Goose
  • Ginger beer - Spicy ginger beer makes this festive drink come to life
  • Cranberry juice - Use pure cranberry juice if possible and avoid cranberry juice cocktail
  • Lime - Fresh lime juice is a must for any good moscow mule and this is no exception
  • Garnishes - Consider a festive assortment of garnishes like rosemary sprigs, a candy cane, a lime wedge, pomegranate seeds, and fresh mint


  • Copper moscow mule mug
  • Cocktail stirrer

Perfect for holiday parties, this delicious holiday cocktail is a must during the Christmas season. This fun twist on a classic moscow mule cocktail is sure to become a new favorite.

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How To Make This Christmas Mule Recipe

  1. Muddle fresh mint and a lime wheel in the bottom of a copper mug
  2. Fill the copper mug to the top with ice
  3. Add vodka and cranberry juice
  4. Top with ginger beer and stir gently to combine
  5. Garnish as desired and enjoy your new favorite drink
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Our Best Holiday Cocktails

If you're looking for a perfect cocktail to serve at your upcoming holiday celebrations we have tons of recipes of holiday drinks that would make a great option.

Our raspberry mango bellini recipe is a great addition to brunch menus but I also love our boozy slow cooker peppermint hot chocolate recipe.

This spiked chai latte recipe is particularly delicious during the holiday season just like our cranberry orange moscow mule recipe.

Mexican hot chocolate shots are a fun way to toast the holidays and I never miss an opportunity to make homemade spiced mulled wine.

You shoud also try our gingerbread egg nog, our rosemary yuzu gin fizz recipe or our spiced cranberry rum old fashioned recipe.

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Christmas Mule Recipe

  1 Servings


  • 1 Lime Wedge
  • 4 leaves Fresh Mints, plus more for garnish
  • 2 ounces Vodka
  • 1 ounce Cranberry Juice
  • 4 ounces Ginger Beer
  • Fresh Cranberries, to garnish


  1. Add fresh mint and a lime wedge to a copper mug and muddle well to release the juices
  2. Fill the copper mug to the top with ice
  3. Add vodka and cranberry juice
  4. Top with ginger beer and stir gently to combine
  5. ​Garnish as desired and enjoy
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Related Recipes:
Christmas Recipes, Cocktail Recipes, Vodka Recipes, Cranberry Recipes, Lime Recipes
Recipe Yields:
1 cocktail
Prep Time:
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Author: Cyd Converse
Recipe Yields: 1 cocktail
Prep Time: 3 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 1

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 0
Calories 209

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g
  Saturated Fat 0g
Sodium 1mg
Total Carbohydrate 20g
  Dietary Fiber 0g
  Sugars 19g
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.

Cyd is a native of Upstate New York, born to a family of women who love to cook and host parties. She shares her love of all things food, home and entertaining on her blog, The Sweetest Occasion and on Instagram.

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