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cranberry moscow mules

Cranberry Moscow Mule with Homemade Cranberry Simple Syrup

The traditional gingery Moscow Mule is changed up for the winter season with the addition of Homemade Cranberry Simple Syrup. The syrup is very simple to make and works beautifully in many cocktails. The recipe ingredients are for 1 cocktail but can be multiplied by the number of drinks needed keeping the proportions the same.
Course Cocktail
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 1 cocktail (additional cocktails may be created keeping ingredient proportions that same) and 10 ounces Cranberry Simple Syrup
Calories 216kcal
Author Toni Dash


Ingredients for Cranberry Simple Syrup:

  • 1 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1 ½ cups fresh Cranberries

Ingredients for a Cranberry Moscow Mule (per cocktail):

  • 1 ½ ounces unflavored Vodka
  • ½ ounce Lime Juice
  • 1 ounce Cranberry Simple Syrup
  • 4 ounces chilled Ginger Beer
  • Garnish: lime wedges


Instructions for Cranberry Simple Syrup:

  • Combine the sugar, water and cranberries in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a simmer, stirring to dissolve the sugar.
  • Allow to simmer until the berries have popped (2-3 minutes) and remove from heat. Allow the mixture to full cool.
  • Strain through a fine sieve and store the simple syrup sealed in the refrigerator.

Instructions for Cranberry Moscow Mule:

  • Combine the vodka and lime in a copper cup. Add 3-4 ice cubes, pour in the cranberry simple syrup and fill with ginger beer. Garnish with a lime wedge.


Calories: 216kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 25mg | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin C: 4.3mg | Iron: 1.2mg