19 Days until Christmas! 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!
Pomegranate Moscow MulePrint Recipe
- 2 oz vodka
- 1 oz fresh pomegranate juice
- 6oz ginger beer
- 1/2 lime, juiced
- pomegranate seeds for garnish
In a copper mug over ice, add vodka, pomegranate juice, and lime juice. Stir. Add ginger beer, and garnish with pomegranate seeds and a lime wedge.