This Apple Cranberry Moscow Mule is a delicious twist on a classic drink. Sweet and slightly tart and so refreshing. Super easy to make and so pretty to serve to guests!
Who else really likes cooking with cranberries? I really enjoy their tart flavor that they add to dishes and as soon as they are in the store I grab a few bags! I wanted to make a pretty seasonal drink with cranberries and decided to make a twist on a classic.
Tell Me More About This Apple Cranberry Moscow Mule
TASTE: It has the spicy gingery taste of a traditional moscow mule with cranberry juice and apple cider added. For this drink, I stuck with vodka as the boozy component.
EASE: It is a super easy drink to make and only needs 4 ingredients. Just combine, stir, and pour!
There are only 4 ingredients needed to make this drink: cranberry juice, apple cider, ginger beer, and vodka. All of them are easy to find at your local grocery store or liquor store.
Just a note this is apple cider and NOT apple cider vinegar. I also prefer to use 100% cranberry juice for this drink to get the most cranberry flavor but if you can only find cranberry cocktail that is fine too. Your drink will just be a little sweeter.
- Apple slices
- Sprigs of rosemary
- Lime wedges
How To Make Apple Cranberry Moscow Mule
Making this drink couldn’t be any easier! Scroll below for a full printable recipe!
COMBINE INGREDIENTS: In a small pitcher (or even a large mason jar) combine the ginger beer, vodka, apple cider, and cranberry juice. Stir well to combine.
GARNISH AND SERVE: Pour into glasses and top with a garnish.
How To Make Cranberry Mule For A Crowd
If you are entertaining and don’t want to measure out each cup here is a pitcher that can serve 8.
To mix up 8 servings: Combine 16 ounces ginger beer, 8 ounces cranberry juice, 8 ounces apple cider, and 8 ounces vodka in a large pitcher.
A single serving is about 5 ounces of moscow mule but you don’t have to be that exact. Pour into your favorite chilled copper mug or other mug and let your guests garnish!
NON-ALCOHOLIC: Leave out the vodka. It will still have the sweet and gingery taste of a moscow mule just without the booze.
JUICE: You can swap out the juices for different flavors. Try a spiced apple cider for a different twist!
BOOZE: Moscow mules are traditionally made with vodka but you could try your favorite bourbon or rum with this version!
SWEETER: If you would like to make it sweeter and not quite as gingery swap out the ginger beer for ginger ale.
Apple Cranberry Moscow Mule
- 4 ounces ginger beer
- 2 ounces vodka
- 2 ounces apple cider
- 2 ounces cranberry juice
- In a small pitcher or even a large mason jar combine the ginger beer, vodka, apple cider, and cranberry juice. Stir to combine then pour over ice in desired mugs. Add garnishes if desired.