The Cranberry Mule – A Festive Twist on a Classic Cocktail

As the leaves turn and the air gets crisper, nothing warms the soul quite like a perfectly mixed cocktail, especially when it brings a twist to a classic favorite. Enter the Cranberry Mule, your new go-to holiday drink that’s as festive as it is refreshing.


  • 2 oz vodka
  • 4 oz ginger beer
  • 2 oz cranberry juice (unsweetened)
  • 1/2 oz lime juice (freshly squeezed)
  • Cranberries (fresh or frozen) for garnish
  • Lime wheel for garnish
  • Mint sprig for garnish
  • Ice cubes


  1. Fill a copper mug or a highball glass with ice cubes to chill.
  2. Pour the vodka and lime juice over the ice.
  3. Add the cranberry juice, which offers a tartness that complements the spice of the ginger beer.
  4. Top with ginger beer, giving the drink a fizzy kick that’s both warming and invigorating.
  5. Gently stir to combine the ingredients.
  6. Garnish with a few cranberries, a lime wheel, and a sprig of mint to add a pop of color and a hint of freshness.
  7. Serve immediately and watch as your guests marvel at the holiday cheer in their cups!

The Cranberry Mule is not just a drink; it’s a celebration of the season’s flavors. It’s perfect for cozy nights in, holiday parties, or as a festive starter to your Thanksgiving dinner. Cheers to holiday spirits!

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