There are some cocktail recipes that are just perfect for certain times of the year. This Holiday Moscow Mule recipe is the best winter cocktail! It’s easy to make and full of yummy seasonal flavors. If you like to try out all the Moscow Mule variations now is your chance! Make this winter mule recipe now! If you’re throwing a holiday party, this holiday mule is a great idea! Serving them in a copper mug is the fastest way to make everything seem extra festive! A simple, fragrant garnish finishes off the drink and makes it party ready.
How to Make a Holiday Moscow Mule
Ingredients for a Holiday Mule
• 1 1/2 oz. Vodka
• 4 1/2 oz. Wassail (approximately)
• 4 oz. Ginger Beer
• Juice of half a lime
• 4 dashes Bitters
• 1/2 oz. Ginger Liqueur (optional)This Winter Wassail from Trader Joe’s is the star of the show. When I wanted to create this Christmas Moscow Mule recipe, my mind kept going to cranberries. But when I saw this spiced juice, I instantly knew it would be the perfect base for this winter mule cocktail.
First, it’s ready-made. Second, it is full of seasonal flavors. Third, my kids love this juice on its own! You can’t go wrong with this juice.
If you don’t have a Trader Joe’s near you, or they are out of this pre-made wassail, you can make a spiced cranberry juice (like the one I made for this Spiced Cranberry Bourbon cocktail).
Steps to Make a Christmas Moscow Mule
You don’t have to use a copper mug, but you kind of have to use a copper mug. They are such a fun way to sip a cocktail. They get frosty and the color glistens in the lights. Although it’s currently 78 degrees here in California, in my head I can almost picture drinking a Holiday Mule by the tree.
Add ice to a mug.Add some vodka. It’s usually between 1 – 2 ounces. Put however you much you want. You do you.Add some wassail. Here is why Moscow Mules are such a great cocktail. While you start with a basic recipe, you can easily modify them to suit your own tastes. If you like your drinks sweeter, add a little more juice. Top with ginger beer.Mmmmmm. Fresh lime. Fresh lime juice is an essential ingredient to any Moscow Mule recipe including winter mules. It’s a great way to brighten up the drinks and bring out the flavors.A fun garnish is a great way to finish off this drink. Clove-studded oranges are a holiday tradition so creating one for a garnish on the holiday mule just makes sense. The garnigh flavors mimic the ingredients found in the wassail. Just don’t accidentally eat a whole clove…A Christmas Moscow Mule would be the perfect cocktail for all your holiday parties. Or sipping while playing my Hallmark Christmas Movies Drinking Game. Making these are is so easy. After just a few times you’ll no longer need the recipe and can just eyeball the measurements. Recipes like that are perfect for entertaining! You could easily take this Wine and Essential Oils holiday party and swap in a winter mule cocktail.
Printable Holiday Moscow Mule Recipe
Yule Mule Holiday Moscow Mule
A delicious Christmas cocktail idea with delish seasonal flavors.
- 1 1/2 oz. Vodka
- 4 1/2 oz. Wassail
- 4 oz. Ginger Beer
- 4 dashes Bitters
- 1/2 oz. Ginger Liqueor (optional)
In a copper mug, add a handful of ice.
Add vodka, wassail, lime juice and ginger beer and give a gentle stir.
Top with bitters. (Do not skip the Bitters!)
If you want to, you can add a little ginger liqueur for extra flavor.
Add a slice of clove-studded orange if desired.
If you don't have a Trader Joe's near you or the Wassail is sold out, you can make a spiced cider base like this one here made with cranberry juice.
Are you a fan of Moscow Mules? Make this Holiday Mule and let me know what you think! Still need more holiday cocktail ideas? Check out this Christmas Cherry Fizz, Cranberry Pear Rum Cooler, and Creamy Winter Cocktail with Chocolate.
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