Based on the traditional Moscow Mule, the Yule Mule is a holiday cocktail featuring ginger beer and cranberries. Tastes just like Christmas!
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If you’ve been following the Friday Night Delights column, in which I post a cocktail recipe every Friday, you may have noticed I really like ginger beer. Like, really. I have been exploring lots of cocktails with ginger beer as a primary ingredient, and I have been looking forward to making the Yule Mule all year long. And it’s finally here.
This cocktail is a variation on the Moscow Mule — vodka, lime and ginger beer — with the added element of tart cranberries and their juice. I find this cocktail to be so light and refreshing and filled with holiday spirit.
Yule Mules would be a cinch to whip up en masse for a holiday party, but they are just as perfect to sip on with a smaller crowd. This cocktail is festive and bright, and your holiday celebrations need it. Promise.
Pick up some limes, cranberries, cranberry juice, vodka and a spicy, non-alcoholic ginger beer. For that, I like to use Reed’s, Bundaberg or Fever-Tree. If you need a mocktail version for any non-drinkers, kids or pregnant guests, you can cut the vodka and have a drink that’s non-alcoholic but still delicious.
I’m so excited for this weekend. My sister got into town last night (I haven’t seen her in a year and a half! How crazy is that?) and my brother arrives tomorrow. I might just make us a batch of Yule Mules to kick off our holidays! Hope your weekend is grand, my friends. // susannah
Click below to see the Yule Mule recipe!
A festive holiday cocktail
5 minPrep Time
- In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, shake together the vodka, lime juice and cranberry juice. Pour into a rocks glass filled with ice. Top with ginger beer. Garnish with cranberries and/or a lime wedge.
I prefer to use cranberry juice that has no added sugars. You may use cranberry juice cocktail if you wish, but I find it to be too sweet for most drinks. Cranberries are naturally sweet and tart, and there is sugar in the ginger beer to make this drink sweet on its own.