How’s your shopping going? Does the very thought of Christmas shopping make you want to reach for a cocktail? If that’s the case, bring on the YULE MULE! Also known as a pomegranate Moscow mule. I am a huge Moscow Mule fan, so naturally I had to add one of my favorite recipes to the blog. Thanks to the fresh pomegranate juice turning it the perfect shade of red, it also makes one heck of a Christmas cocktail!
Fun fact about Moscow Mules – do you know why they are traditionally served in copper mugs? Someone recently (I won’t name names) tried to convince me that it is just because some guy decided that it would be a cute gimmicky cocktail if it was served in copper. Oh contraire. (Do people still say that?) It is actually because copper stays cold much longer. Further, the copper interacts with the lime, giving the mule it’s signature flavor zing. The more you know. [Insert shooting star over NBC logo here.]
The key to an insanely good Moscow Mule is the quality of your ginger beer. Check the ingredients and avoid any brands that mention artificial anything, including high fructose corn syrup. You want the real stuff. I am a huge fan of Fever Tree’s ginger beer. It is made with real ginger, and has the perfect amount of bubbles for one tasty mule. Combine it with a high-quality vodka, fresh lime, and a splash of pomegranate for the perfect pomegranate Moscow mule at home!Print
This festive twist on a classic Moscow Mule is sure to put you in the right spirit. Fresh pomegranate juice adds just a touch of sweetness, and a great addition to an already pretty perfect cocktail.
- 4 oz vodka
- 2 oz fresh pomegranate juice
- 10 oz ginger beer
- 2 oz fresh lime juice
- pomegranate seeds for garnish
- Add ice to a cocktail shaker, along with the vodka, pomegranate juice, and lime juice. Shake.
- Fill two copper mugs with ice, divide ginger beer in each. Pour pomegranate mixture over top.
- Sprinkle with fresh pomegranate seeds for garnish.