Cranberry wine Moscow mule

Thanksgiving Cranberry Wine Moscow Mule drink recipe (2)

As the temps drop, you may be on the hunt for a holiday twist to your favorite tried-and-true cocktails.

The Moscow mule is a true classic drink, and it’s easy to add a bit of cheer to this super-easy recipe with the ultimate cranberry wine flavor burst.

‘Tis the season for cranberries. Yes, they certainly belong as a garnish (and in the form of cranberry sauce on your holiday table), but they also make a tasty addition to your favorite cocktails.

A traditional Moscow mule combines vodka, ginger beer and lime juice in a copper cup, but let’s take it a step further and holiday it up with the addition of that delicious holiday staple — the cranberry.

As you prepare for holiday parties, gift giving, and the abundance of togetherness, consider crafting a cranberry wine Moscow mule to go along with your festivities! This festive beverage is easy to create and looks fantastic, and for an added touch, add frozen cranberries and a lime wedge or two to top off this cheery mixed drink.

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Cranberry wine Moscow mule drink recipe

Cranberry wine Moscow mule recipe

Cranberry wine Moscow mule

Yield 1


  • 1-1/2 ounces vodka
  • 1-1/2 ounces reserved Zinfandel cranberry sauce juice
  • 1/2 squeeze lime juice
  • 3/4 cup ginger beer (or whatever is needed to top off glass)
  • Crushed ice


  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice then add the vodka, reserved cranberry wine juice, and lime juice.  
  2. Shake the cocktail shaker for about 30 seconds until well chilled.  
  3. Strain into a glass or copper mug.  
  4. Add ginger beer.  
  5. Stir and serve!

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