Pomegranate Moscow Mule
A festive twist on the classic Moscow Mule. Freshly squeezed lime juice, vodka, ginger beer, and pomegranate juice, make this Pomegranate Moscow Mule the perfect holiday cocktail!
Pomegranate Moscow Mule
For those unfamiliar with Moscow mule (also known as a vodka buck), it’s a vodka, ginger beer, and lime juice based cocktail served over ice in a copper mug.
I added pomegranate juice, pomegranate arils, and a sprig of fresh mint to take it over the top. The result is a gingery, perfectly tart-sweet drink that’s ideal for the next holiday party you’re hosting or attending.
Moscow Mule Ingredients
To make this festive drink, you will need:
- Ice – cubes or crushed
- Vodka – I recommend using a good quality vodka (Tito’s or Absolut)
- Pomegranate juice – I prefer using 100% unsweetened pomegranate juice
- Lime juice – freshly squeezed
- Ginger Beer – there are many ginger beers to choose from, and they vary in the intensity of their ginger spice flavor. I prefer a ginger beer made with natural ingredients, not overly sweet and with a mild fiery kick. My favorite one is Fever-Tree.
- Optional garnishes – lime wedges, fresh mint leaves, pomegranate arils
You can’t substitute ginger beer with ginger ale as you will get a completely different drink. Ginger beer is a fermented drink with a bold ginger flavor, while ginger ale is just carbonated water flavored with ginger.
How to make a Moscow Mule
You’ll be surprised how easy it is to make a pomegranate Moscow mule. No shaking or muddling required, just…
- Fill your copper mug with ice
- Add pomegranate juice, vodka, and lime juice
- Fill to the top with ginger beer
- Stir, garnish, and serve!
WHY DOES A MOSCOW MULE HAVE TO BE IN A COPPER CUP?
Copper mugs have a chemical reaction with the lime juice and give it a super unique taste.
There is also the added benefit of copper’s ability to keep your drink icy cold for longer. For an even colder chill, freeze the mugs for 30 minutes before serving.
If you don’t have a copper mug, don’t worry, it will still taste delicious. Mix it up in a highball glass or in a mason jar.
Moscow mule is a pretty versatile recipe, feel free to get creative! Some variations for you to try:
- Different flavors – have fun with whatever is in season – peaches, watermelon, or berries in the summer, apple cider for a fall-based cocktail, cranberries, or oranges in the winter. You can also add flavored syrups, a few slices of fresh jalapenos, and herbs like rosemary or basil.
- Change the liquor – Swap out the vodka for tequila (Mexican mule), bourbon (Kentucky mule), gin (gin gin mule), or dark rum (dark & stormy).
- For a non-alcoholic beverage, simply omit the vodka and add more pomegranate juice or ginger beer.
Make Moscow mule for a crowd!
You can easily make a pitcher if you’re throwing a party!
Tip→ don’t add the ice to the pitcher, or it will melt and water down the drinks. Instead, place the ice in each cup before serving. 🙌🏻
If you make this easy recipe, please leave a comment and rating below. I always love hearing how it turns out for you! ♡ And don’t forget to share a picture on Instagram with the hashtag #aseasyasapplepie
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How To Make It: Pomegranate Moscow Mule
- ice cubes or crushed ice
- 2 oz. (60 ml) 100% pomegranate juice
- 2 oz. (60 ml) vodka
- the juice of half lime
- 4 oz. (120 ml) ginger beer chilled
- pomegranate arils
- lime wedges or slices
- fresh mint
- Fill your copper mug or glass with ice.
- Add the pomegranate juice, vodka, and lime juice.
- Fill the glass to the top with ginger beer.
- Stir to combine, top with garnishes, and serve!