Signature Sips: Festive Mule

Festive mule? Like, a holiday mule? Like……

Holiday Mule

No? Oh, like the cocktail! Got it.

Alright, enough (bad) jokes. We tried to hold off, but we couldn’t contain the festivity. We wanted to get a head start on our holiday drinks, and transforming one of our all-time favorites seemed like the perfect way to do it!

Made with vodka, ginger beer, and a little lime, the Moscow Mule is great in pretty much any situation. But why not dress it up a little for the holidays? With added profiles of cranberry, sparkling apple, and nutmeg, this holiday libation will definitely make your spirits bright.

Before we start, we wanted to chat a little about the appropriate way to serve a mule. Now, some say that the glass doesn’t matter, but research has proven that using a copper mug affects the temperature, fizz, aroma, and flavor of your cocktail! Our friends at Moscow Mule say:

“Taste is always subjective, and will vary from one individual to another. However, there is a good case to be made that copper mule mugs enhance the taste and aroma of the Moscow Mule. Some experts suggest that when vodka contacts copper, the copper mug begins to oxidize slightly.

The result is a boost to the aroma of your Moscow Mule and a greater flavor profile for the vodka in your drink. Additionally, cold copper mugs can increase the bubbles in your drink, bringing out the carbonation of the ginger beer and improving the fizziness of your drink.” – Moscow Mule

So, how do you make it? Check it out!

Ingredients

Holiday Moscow Mule ingredients

For this cocktail, you will need:

  • Vodka
  • Cranberry juice
  • Sparkling apple juice
  • Ginger beer
  • Cranberries
  • Nutmeg

Step one: cranberry, vodka, apple!

How to make a Festive Mule cocktail

First, fill both of your copper mugs with ice. Then pour an ounce of cranberry juice into each mug.

How to make a Festive Mule cocktail

Next, add an ounce of vodka….

How to make a Festive Mule cocktail

…and an ounce of sparkling apple juice to each of your glasses. Sparkling cider works too if you have.

Step two: ginger beer

Just add ginger beer

Now top off your mugs with ginger beer. Make sure to use actual ginger beer and not the soda ginger ale. There IS a difference. Ginger beer is less sugary and has more of a sharp ginger bite. You won’t regret picking up this ingredient.

Step three: garnish

Holiday Moscow Mule cocktail

Now, sprinkle some cranberries into your mugs, give each a shake of nutmeg, and garnish with a skewer of cranberry and festive straw. After all, fun straws always make the cocktail.

Cheers – merry sipping!

 

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