Cranberry moscow mule cocktail in a copper cup with rosemary, and orange slice, and ice on a white marble background.

Cranberry Moscow Mule Recipe



If there had to be one flavor that defined the season, it would be cranberries.  Cranberries are the number one fruit of the season.  This recipe takes the traditional Moscow mule and wraps it up for the holiday season! You’re going to love this cranberry Moscow Mule recipe!

I’ll be honest, I start to get excited about the holidays in July.  I do.  In July we’re half way there!  In July I’ll turn off the Florida summer heat, turn the A.C. down, and cuddle under a blanket watching Hallmark Christmas movies.  July hits and I’m dreaming about cooler weather, ornaments, and my favorite holiday cocktails.  I share twenty of my favorites in my digital cookbook, Holiday Sips.  If you haven’t already, check it out! It takes the guesswork out of how to pair holiday cocktails and appetizers.  It’ll be your go-to resource for holiday part planning!

What’s in the Cranberry Moscow Mule recipe?

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The list of ingredients in this one was simple, and with only a few minutes you can pull it together!  In fact, I enjoy making this cranberry moscow mule in large batches as well.  Place this holiday vodka cocktail into a pitcher, and you’re set for guests.  The first time I used the recipe in a large batch was for my first holiday open house, and it was a huge success! Here are the ingredients for the drink:

  • Vodka
  • Cranberry juice
  • Orange juice
  • Ginger beer
  • Frozen cranberries, orange peel, and rosemary for garnish

How to make a cranberry Moscow mule.

The origins of the Moscow Mule cocktail – is it a traditional Russian cocktail?

Believe it or not, no.  The Moscow Mule was a cocktail that originated in the good ol’ USA!  You can read all about the history of this cocktail and how it came to be here on  

Cranberry moscow mule cocktail in a copper cup with rosemary, and orange slice, and ice on a white marble background.

Cranberry Moscow Mule Recipe

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

A spicy holiday vodka cocktail you can make in small or large batches!


  • 8 oz vodka
  • 8 oz cranberry juice
  • 2 oz orange juice
  • 8 oz ginger beer
  • Frozen cranberries, sprigs of rosemary, and orange slices for garnish


  1. Mix all of the ingredients together minus the garnishes.
  2. Add to a chillded copper mug filled with ice.
  3. Garnish with frozen cranberries, sprigs of rosemary, and orange slices.


If you don't have copper mugs, use a chilled glass!

Make this cocktail in a large batch for your next party!

 I hope you enjoy this festive holiday version of this traditional cocktail!



More holiday drinks you’ll love:

Brandy Apple Punch

Rosemary Pomegranate Mimosa

Sparkling Pear Cocktail

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