Cranberry Moscow Mule

Prep Time
48 hrs
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
48 hrs 5 mins

This Cranberry Moscow Mule recipe is made with rosemary infused Vodka. You’ll love this holiday twist on a classic and so will your guests! A light, refreshing, delicious Moscow Mule cocktail filled with holiday cheer!

Looking for more Moscow Mule recipes? Try my Apple Cider Moscow Mule or this Pineapple Moscow Mule!

Cranberry Moscow Mules

Ho Ho Ho Merry Christmas! Well, almost Christmas. In fact, a week from today will be Christmas Day.

How crazy is that!

Collage of mugs of Cranberry Moscow Mule with Rosemary Infused Vodka

I would like you to know that I have spent the last two hours watching a Hallmark Christmas movie and got nothing done. Absolutely nothing. While I love Christmas movies they make me very unproductive. I get suckered in and then end up watching a love story unfold during Christmas time, because let’s be honest, all those Hallmark movies are really love stories with a Christmas theme. 🙂

The reason I tell you that I wasted time is because my mind is absolutely blank on what to write right now.

I try to grasp for something and nothing comes to mind.

Top view of a mug of Cranberry Moscow Mule

The only thing my mind is holding strong on is that these cocktails are a must this holiday season!

Can I tell you something? I have actually never made a Moscow Mule before. I’ve had my fair share of samples but never made one. I decided I needed to change that. Actually my husband decided I needed to change that.

Last weekend, Mike and I had a little down time before his Christmas party so we just took a walk around town and ended up in Sur La Table. (best place ever to land, if you’re a food blogger) While I was looking for food props my husband was looking at the Copper Mugs. As I was checking out Mike said, are you sure you don’t want those Copper Mugs. I looked at him, and then the cashier, and said “ohhh, ok. go grab them”

Best part of this story was I had a gift card to Sur La Table that I thought only had $4 on it, umm… I was a little off. It had $60 on it! Yippee.. free Copper Mugs for me!

Two mugs of Cranberry Moscow Mule with Rosemary Infused Vodka

So, of course I HAD to experiment with my new Copper Mugs and perfect my Moscow Mule game! Wouldn’t you?

Any excuse to make a fun cocktail!

Luckily Moscow Mules are not that hard to make. The main ingredients are Vodka, Ginger Beer, Lime Juice and ice. Easy enough right!

Top view of two mugs of Cranberry Moscow Mule with Rosemary Infused Vodka

I decided to start with the basics and then elevate it for the holidays. What says Holiday Cheer more than Cranberries!!!!

Or should I say RED and GREEN!

This Cranberry Moscow Mule has a splash of cranberry juice, fresh squeezed lime juice, and homemade Rosemary Infused Vodka to take it over the top! Absolutely perfect for your next holiday party! The flavors are incredible and blend into each other so well, you’ll be on your second before you know it!

Don’t worry this drink doesn’t discriminate. If you don’t have a Copper Mug you can still make it, and it will be just as delicious!

Bon Appetite my friends … or I guess I should say Cheers!

Close-up view of a copper mug of Cranberry Moscow Mule with Rosemary Infused Vodka

cranberry moscow mule

Cranberry Moscow Mule

  • Author: Krista
  • prep_time Prep Time: 48 hours
  • cook_time Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • total_time Total Time: 48 hours 5 minutes
  • yield Yield: 1 moscow mule 1x
  • category Category: Cocktails
  • method Method: Mix
  • cuisine Cuisine: American


This Cranberry Moscow Mule recipe is made with rosemary infused Vodka. You’ll love this holiday twist on a classic and so will your guests!



Rosemary Infused Vodka:

  • 2 cups Greygoose Vodka
  • 3 sprigs of rosemary

Cranberry Moscow Mule:

  • 1 1/2 oz rosemary infused vodka
  • 1 1/2 oz cranberry juice
  • juice 1/2 lime
  • 3/4 cup ginger beer
  • crushed ice


  1. Add vodka and rosemary sprigs to a bottle. Let sit for 1-2 days to soak.
  2. To a copper mug, add crushed ice, infused rosemary vodka, cranberry juice, lime juice, and ginger beer. Stir and serve!

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24 Responses

    The cranberries are the perfect garnish! How are they prepared? They don’t look raw and they don’t looked cooked either. :0)

    1. Krista

      haha.. good eye. They were frozen to keep the drink cold. 🙂 But you could use raw too. It’s just garnish to make it festive. 🙂

  2. Melanie | Melanie Makes

    These photos are downright stunning, Krista! I’ve never made Moscow Mules before either but I think you’ve just changed that with this recipe!

  3. Maria

    Ahh..I am hoping for cooper mugs for Christmas. I hadn’t thought of the rosemary infused vodka, love it! I did find diet ginger beer, so I’ll be making these this Christmas. Thanks and Happy Holidays!

  4. tanya

    I just purchased copper mugs too (sadly mine weren’t free) just so I could try a Moscow mule for the first time too. These are positively addicting! I love the rosemary!

  5. Annie

    These are beautiful!!! I went to Sur La Table for the first time in October when we were on vacation…I almost needed another suit case to get it all home! haha!
    I have never had a Moscow Mule before, but that needs to change ASAP!

  6. heather @french press

    I love that you made a moscow mule christmasy! it;s the only cocktail i actually like, and no they are extra festive

  7. Meg @ With Salt and Wit

    Oh Christmas movies…I am sucker too! And second…Sur la Table, I am itching to go back! And third, these Cranberry Moscow Mules would make every holiday hour happier!

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