cranberry mule cocktail


when the holiday season rolls around, the cocktails are just as much fun to make as the desserts! i love creating seasonal twist on classic drinks, like this cranberry mule. inspired by the mooscow mule, this drink combines the classic vodka, ginger beer and lime with a splash of cranberry juice. the colour the cranberry juice brings is so beautiful and festive. to add a little wintery + woodsy flair i opted to garnish it with a fresh sprig of rosemary. because cranberry juice can be a little tart, there is the option here to add a splash of simple syrup to the drink. however, i prefer my cocktails to be not so sweet, so i will leave this up to your own personal taste!

p.s. the apasco cocktail glasses are available on the citizenry's online shop. it is perfect glass to serve this cranberry cocktail mule in all season long. happy weekend! let the countdown to christmas begin:)


  • 2 ounces quality vodka
  • 2 ounces ginger beer
  • 2 ounces cranberry juice
  • 1 tablespoon simple syrup (optional)
  • 1/2 tablespoon lime juice, freshly squeezed
  • 2 tablespoons frozen cranberries
  • ice, for serving
  • lime slices, for garnish
  • rosemary sprigs, for garnish


  • add the vodka, ginger beer, cranberry juice, simple syrup (optional) and lime juice in a cocktail shaker. shake well!

  • add the frozen cranberries and ice to the glass.

  • pour mixture over ice. garnish with lime slices and a sprig of rosemary!