A festive twist on the traditional Moscow Mule this Christmas cocktail recipe will be a hit at your next holiday party. Cheers to this Christmas Moscow Mule!
Christmas Moscow Mule
You all know how I love a good Moscow Mule, I have created several fun varieties here on the blog, like my Winey Moscow Mule and the Apple Cider Moscow Mule, but since the holidays are quickly approaching I thought I would share a fun Christmas Moscow Mule cocktail.
Moscow Mules are light and refreshing and not as heavy as some cocktails, and that splash of ginger beer adds a bit of bubbles and a bit of tang. When I think of holiday cocktails, I think of chocolate and peppermint. I love peppermint, like in my Peppermint Twistmas Martini, but chocolate makes me think of calories. And if I am having a cocktail, I am probably going to have two cocktails and I don’t want to feel guilty that I did. That’s why I love this Holiday Moscow Mule, I can have two and I don’t feel full and I don’t feel like I just had two chocolate bars. Don’t get me wrong…I L-O-V-E chocolate, but the holidays are filled with delicious eats that are loaded with calories, so I don’t need to drink them as well. There are only so many hours I can spend working out or running 😉
The pomegranate seeds in this cocktail are a cute added holiday addition, but you can leave them out if you like. But, I like them for the presentation! Put them on top of your copper mug with a slice of lime and you have a little green and red giving you a festive Moscow Mule that is perfect for the holidays.
If you are one my readers that don’t have Florida Cane Vodka near you, you can possibly use Peppermint Vodka and a little extra pomegranate juice to substitute the Candy Cane listed in the recipe. I will openly admit that I see peppermint and pomegranate as holiday flavors, but I never really thought of them together until I was at a tasting at the Florida Cane Distillery here in Tampa. The pomegranate cuts the WOW of the peppermint, and the peppermint cuts the tartness of the pomegranate. It works well! Then you add in the vanilla and this Christmas Moscow Mule is complete 🙂
Now, here is how to make my Christmas Pomegranate Moscow Mule. Be sure to Print It and Pin It so that you can make it again and again.
- 1 oz Florida Cane Candy Cane Vodka - this is a Peppermint Pomegranate Flavored Vodka
- 1 oz Florida Cane Vanilla Vodka
- 2 oz pomegranate juice
- 4 oz ginger beer
- Juice from one wedge of lime
- Pomegranate seeds for garnish
- Slice of lime for garnish
- Pour the vodkas and the pomegranate juice into your favorite copper mug filled with ice.
- Stir well.
- Pour in the ginger beer.
- Squeeze in the lime juice.
- Top with pomegranate seeds and a slice of lime for garnish.
I hope you enjoy this Holiday Moscow Mule as much as we do!
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