Are you looking for a simple holiday drink? This Christmas Moscow Mule is one of the best holiday cocktail recipes. With just four easy ingredients, everyone will love holding one of these Christmas cocktails in hand!
This is one of those drink recipes that are perfect for the colder months of the year. The citrus flavors and ginger beer make it unique - yet delicious. While this is great for a sipper at the end of the day, don't forget that it's easy enough to make to share with family and friends, too.
The next time you think about what to whip up as a bartender, add this holiday Moscow mule to your list. Don't forget to pair it with copper mugs so that you get the full effect of flavor. This is one of my favorite holiday cocktails, and I love drinking it at holiday parties.
For a warm winter beverage try a Smoked Hot Toddy.
We took a traditional Moscow mule cocktail recipe and added some cranberry juice and swapped out the lime juice for orange for a Christmas vibe. You can even call it a Yule Mule if you are feeling extra festive.
Ginger beer - Use your favorite brand, or try something new.
Vodka - Pair with your favorite flavor and brand of vodka.
Cranberry juice - You can get this from the store. There are many options, so make sure to look at the ingredients, as some have a ton of extra sugar added, etc.
Orange juice - Freshly squeezed is always nice, but you can also buy this at the store easily.
How to make a Christmas Cocktail Mule
There are a few ways that you can make this Christmas cocktail mule recipe. (the good news is that it's easy to whip up no matter what)
Step One: Combine all the ingredients together into a glass, and stir.
(the second way to make this Christmas cocktail mule recipe is to mix and combine all the ingredients in a copper mug)
You can add fresh cranberries and slices of orange and lime right into the glass so that when you pour the vodka and beer over the top, it gets some of the fresh flavors of the fruit infused as well.
There's really no order in how you have to add since you'll be stirring the drink in the end before serving.
Step Two: Don't forget to add your favorite garnish on top or the rim of your glass!
Add different fruit juices - I love adding fresh lime juice or fresh lemon juice, but you could also change up the flavor and try fresh pomegranate juice as well. (just make sure to strain it so that you don't get any pomegranate seeds in the mixture)
Add cinnamon - While this might not be a classic Moscow mule, you should try new things and see what you like! Put a cinnamon stick in the drink. Not only will this give a fun flavor, but it's a great way to stir as well.
Non-alcoholic - Check out this recipe for a virgin moscow mule.
Change the alcohol - Although vodka is traditional we also enjoy a Moscow Mule with Rum on occasion.
What are some other popular Christmas cocktail recipes to make?
When it comes to holiday celebrations, having great alcohol choices on hand is key. This Bourbon Whiskey Margarita is a fun and unique drink recipe that will liven up any holiday party.
Don't forget that people will also love to drink this Caramel Vodka Apple Cider Cocktail as well.
A whiskey sour is another classic cocktail for this time of year, and you could always add a festive twist to any of your favorite drinks.
Do I serve this Christmas Moscow mule recipe over ice?
Yes, this drink is best served cold. Pouring it over ice gives it a nice chilled taste so that you can enjoy every sip, and it will stay nice and cold during the entire time.
What are some good garnishes for cocktails?
Anything with a citrus flavor is a good garnish. Think lime wedges, lemon wedges, or even just adding a tiny bit of sugar on the rim of the glass to have an extra burst of sweetness.
You can also add items to the drink that aren't edible, like a rosemary sprig. It's a fun look, and festive for this time of year, while giving off a simple taste and wonderful scent.
Can I make this Moscow mule recipe in advance?
This classic holiday cocktail is best served fresh. If you make it too early, it might settle and not has as strong as the flavor. For the best results, add ice to the cup and make it right there on the spot.
Since this is such a simple cocktail to make, you can literally make it right when the craving hits!
- 12 oz ginger beer
- 2 oz vodka
- 1 oz cranberry juice
- 1 tablespoon orange juice
- Combine in a copper mug.
- Garnish with cranberries and orange slices.