Yuletide Cranberry Moscow Mule with rosemary and limes on white marble with gold candle

Yuletide Cranberry Moscow Mule

  • Author: Aberdeen
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x


A festive holiday twist on the classic mule with just four ingredients; cranberry juice, limes, ginger beer, and vodka. Perfect for both a Thanksgiving and Christmas cocktail!



  • 1 1/2 to 2 ounces vodka (depending on how strong you like it!)
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 3 ounces cranberry juice (I use 100% unsweetened cranberry juice)*
  • 34 ounces ginger beer
  • Fresh rosemary, lime slices, cranberries for garnish


  1. Pour vodka, lime juice, and cranberry juice into a glass halfway full with crushed ice. Top with ginger beer.
  2. Garnish with fresh rosemary, lime slices, and cranberries as desired. Enjoy!


I find the ginger beer to be sweet enough that using cranberry juice cocktail isn’t necessary for this beverage. However, if you’re taste buds need a little more sugar, feel free to use it instead or add a teaspoon or so of simple syrup!