Gin Gin Mules and Moscow Mules are among my favorite drinks. This festive twist updates the traditional Summer refresher for cooler weather.
You can find the traditional copper mug on Amazon but these can be served in just about anything. The sweet-tart cranberry juice, spicy ginger beer, and fragrant rosemary combine perfectly for a drink that’s both comforting and fun.
I originally posted this back in 2014 but it’s such a staple at our home around the holidays and I couldn’t resist the chance to update the pictures for those of you planning your Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years meals.
To make the sparkling sugared cranberry garnish, bring 2 cups sugar and 2 cups water to a simmer over low heat. Remove from heat before it starts to boil, pour the syrup over two cups of cranberries, and refrigerate overnight. Drain the cranberries the next day and let them dry a few minutes until tacky. Roll them in superfine sugar and let dry in a single layer for an hour or two.
Serve these for Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, or Tuesday night after work.
- 1/2 oz simple syrup
- 1/2 oz unsweetened cranberry juice
- 1 1/2 oz gin or vodka
- 2 oz chilled ginger beer
- 1 rosemary sprig
- orange slice, for garnish
- sugared cranberries, for garnish
Combine simple syrup, cranberry juice, and gin. Pour over ice and top with ginger beer. Serve garnished with rosemary, orange wedge and sugared cranberries, if desired.
Total Fat 0.0g
Trans Fat 0.0g
Total Carbohydrates 20.5g