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Cranberry Moscow Mule - Served in Copper Mugs with Lights in the Background

Cranberry Moscow Mule

Cranberry Moscow Mule is the perfect holiday cocktail recipe, be it Thanksgiving, Christmas or 4th of July! Easy to put together, easy to tweak, fun to drink and so delicious! Non-alcoholic version provided.
Course Beverage
Cuisine American
Keyword cocktail, Cranberry Cocktail, Cranberry Moscow Mule, Moscow Mule
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 serving
Calories 130kcal


  • 3/4 cup Ice
  • 1/2 cup or 120 ml ginger beer
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 3-4 tablespoons cranberry juice or lingonberry juice
  • 1 oz or 30 ml vodka or any other spirit of your choice (see notes for non-alcoholic version)
  • grenadine to taste to taste (optional)
  • cranberries or lingonberries, lime wedges, rosemary stalks to garnish


  • Fill your copper mug with ice. Pour ginger beer until the mug is half full. Add lime juice, cranberry or lingonberry juice (see notes below) and vodka or any other spirit of your choice. Stir and add grenadine to taste (optional). Garnish with lime wedges, rosemary stalks and cranberries or lingonberries. Enjoy!


I found that the best way to juice lingonberries if you don't have a juicer is to mash them and drain the juice through a sieve covered with a layer of cheesecloth. Squeeze the cheesecloth.
Another option would be to mash them in a mug. That way there will still be juice but the mashed berries will sink to the bottom. Alternatively, use cranberry juice.
To make alcohol free cranberry Moscow Mule just skip the vodka and add a bit more ginger beer. You can also use apple cider.


Calories: 130kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Sodium: 10mg | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin C: 8.7mg | Iron: 0.2mg