Christmas cocktail recipe idea for Cranberry Whiskey Mules. A fun twist on classic Moscow Mules.
One of my favorite cocktails in the winter is a Moscow Mule. And lately I’ve been turned onto whiskey drink recipes. So, what a better combination than these Cranberry Whiskey Mules for a festive Christmas cocktail recipe!
Christmas Cocktail Recipe Idea
A few years ago I shared this Moscow Mule Gift Basket that was a huge hit. Not only is this such a great hostess gift idea, but I in the post I shared my go-to recipe for Moscow mules.
I started making Whiskey Mules around Thanksgiving and I have perfected this recipe just in time for the holidays! Zingy ginger beer paired with the warmth from the whiskey make these so much more interesting than the traditional Moscow Mule. And I love the color and flavor that the cranberry juice adds. I think this is the perfect recipe for a Christmas cocktail.
So, give this Christmas cocktail recipe a try and let me know what you think! Of course, you can make these well past the holidays too.
And here are some of my favorite holiday drink recipes you might like too:
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And be sure to check out the 12 Holiday Drink recipes being shared by my friends today at the bottom of this post. So many festive ideas!
How To Make Cranberry Whiskey Mules
Now, you have to start your cranberry whiskey mules with a copper mug or cup. The metal makes this cocktail taste so much more refreshing and keeps the drink cool too. Of course, you can always use a low-ball glass, but I personally prefer my mules in a copper mug 😉
Fill two glasses or mugs with ice. To each one, add 2 ounces of whiskey, 6 ounces ginger beer, and 1-2 ounces of cranberry juice. Stir to combine and then top with a squeeze of fresh lime juice. Garnish your mug with fresh cranberries, rosemary and lime.
If you aren’t into measuring exact amounts (like me), add whiskey to your liking, pour in ginger beer almost to the top and finish it off with a splash of cranberry juice and squeeze a wedge of lime. Enjoy this perfect Christmas Cocktail Recipe!
Cranberry Whiskey Mules
- 2 ounces whiskey
- 6 ounces Ginger Beer
- 1 ounce cranberry juice
- 1 wedge lime
- Fill a cup with ice.
- Add 2 ounces of whiskey, 6 ounces of ginger beer and 1-2 ounces of cranberry juice.
- Stir to combine.
- Top with fresh squeezed lime juice and garnish with fresh cranberries and rosemary.
- Serve immediately.
12 Christmas Drink Ideas
This week is my friends and I are sharing our holiday drink recipes, just in time for you to enjoy them this season! You can visit their posts by clicking on the links below the images.
Homemade Mulled Wine for Christmas at The Happy Housie
Naughty but Nice Christmas Cocktail at Inspiration for Moms
Merry Mistletoe Margaritas at This is Our Bliss
Cranberry Whiskey Mule at Modern Glam
Dark and Stormy Cocktails at Finding Silver Pennies
Pomegranate Cosmopolitan Cocktail at Maison de Cinq
3 Ingredient Easy Spiced Apple Gin Cocktail at The DIY Mommy
Ginger Pear Prosecco Sparkler at Life is Better at Home
Creamy Peppermint Punch at Clean and Scentsible
Hot Chocolate Charcuterie Board at Life is a Party
A Festive Holiday Spiced Coffee Recipe at She Gave it a Go
Easy Chai Tea Latte at Paint Me Pink
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Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful inspiration!
Merriest Christmas to you and yours, friend!
Grateful for you,
These look absolutely delicious – I’m definitely trying them this holiday! Thank you for sharing, Ashley! And for joining me for this series:) Happy holidays!
Looks and sounds delicious Ashley!!
Merry Christmas to you!
Beautiful! I love all of the flavor combinations!
Sounds divine and looks amazing as well! Wish you lived right next door and I’d be over! Ha! ha! How cool are those Moscow mule cups, too. LOVE the shape! Thanks for the recipe and wishing you a wonderful holiday xx
I’ve been loving Cranberry Mules this season but I have to try it with whiskey! Merry Christmas Ashley Xx
Laura @ Inspiration for Moms
Looks so pretty and sounds delicious! Merry Christmas to you sweet friend!
These look to pretty to drink! So fun and festive! Can’t wait to give this Cranberry Whiskey Mules a try!
Happy Holidays Ashley!