Recipe: Holiday Moscow Mule

recipe: Smoothies and Drinks

A Moscow mule is refreshing any time of year, but this easy recipe for a Holiday Moscow Mule uses fresh ginger, mint, and cranberry juice making a truly festive and delicious cocktail full of holiday cheer! We used Q Ginger Beer in this tasty sipper because they use Agave vs. high fructose corn syrup and real ginger! The reason we love this particular recipe is because it is lower in sugar than some other holiday alternatives, and the garnishes are super festive! There are so many holiday drinks SUPER high in calories, but this mule comes in at only 128 calories, so your healthy diet won’t be derailed by your cocktail! Enjoy!

Total Time:5 minutes


  • 1 shot of vodka
  • 1/2 can of Ginger beer (We used Q Ginger Beer)
  • 1 shot of cranberry juice
  • 4 fresh mint leaves and 1 slice of fresh ginger peeled and muddled
  • Copper Moscow mule cup
  • Ice
  • Optional Garnishes
  • Lime wedge
  • Orange peel curl
  • Cinnamon stick
  • Sugar dusted cranberries


  1. Muddle the fresh mint and ginger or chop very fine.
  2. Add ice to your copper mug.
  3. Pour in the vodka, ginger beer, and cranberry juice.
  4. Add in garnishes
  5. To make the sugar dusted cranberries rinse cranberries with water and just sprinkle with sugar.

Nutrition Information Per Serving

Serving Size: 1 cocktail

Calories: 128

Carbohydrates: 15 gram(s)

Sugar: 18 gram(s)

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