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Cranberry Moscow Mules are a fall twist on a classic cocktail.

Welcome to the start of Cranberry Week, a week-long virtual event for all things cranberry. #CranberryWeek is the official hashtag, so be sure to follow along on social media all week long to see the recipes we have in store for you. And big thanks to Caroline at Caroline’s Cooking for hosting this event!

Cranberry Moscow Mules are a fall twist on a classic cocktail

Moscow Mules seemed to be all of the rage last year, but I was never impressed. They were alright, but not something I’d choose or get excited about. And I doubted that I could finish a whole one.

But Moscow Mules were everywhere – all over the blogs, on many restaurant menus. What was wrong with me? Did I just try them on an off day? And then I started experimenting with versions made with some other flavor – a bright fruit juice or an herb – and my opinion changed. I found that while I might not get excited about a traditional Moscow Mule, I enjoyed the drink much more when there was some fun twist to the original recipe.

My go-to version is a Cranberry Moscow Mule. I always have a couple bottles of fresh cranberry juice in the pantry and a bag of cranberries in the freezer (stashed away when they’re plentiful in fall), making it easy for me to mix up any time I wanted a change from my evening glass of wine.

Cranberry Moscow Mules are a fall twist on a classic cocktail

What do you think about the Moscow Mule? Do you enjoy the traditional version or do you have a favorite variation you enjoy? Please leave a comment and tell me! I’m always on the look out for new flavor combinations.

Cranberry Moscow Mules

Yield: 1 Drink


  • 2 oz. good-quality vodka (I like Grey Goose)
  • 4 oz. cranberry juice
  • 1/2 oz. freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 4ish oz. ginger beer
  • fresh or frozen cranberries and a lime slice for garnish (optional)


  1. In a copper mug or your choice glassware (mugs hold 12 oz.), fill a third of the way with ice. Add vodka, cranberry juice, lime juice, and ginger beer. Stir gently. Garnish with cranberries and lime slice, if desired.
  2. Serve immediately.
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