Cranberry Moscow Mule
2 ounces vodka
1 ounce cranberry syrup
1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
6 ounces ginger beer
lime wedge, mint, and cranberries for garnish
1 cup fresh cranberries
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
Combine the cranberries, water, and honey in a small saucepan and place over medium high heat. Bring the liquid to a boil, then reduce to low and simmer, stirring frequently, until the cranberries soften then fall apart.
Pour the syrup through fine mesh strainer, and press on the cranberries with a spatula to release as much syrup as possible. Set aside to cool. If the syrup thickens too much as it cools, add water, a tablespoon at a time, until the consistency resembles honey.
To make one cocktail, Combine the vodka, cranberry syrup, and lime juice in a copper mug. Stir to combine. Fill the mug halfway with crushed ice. Pour the ginger beer over the ice and stir one more. Top with additional crushed ice and garnish with a sprig of mint, lime wedge, and fresh cranberries. Serve immediately. See notes for making a large-batch moscow mule cocktail station.
The cranberry syrup makes enough for four cocktails (about half a cup of syrup).
Love your porch decor. It always helps to have an excellent supervisor there to make sure everything is just right. Looks like Oscar approves also. Give him a Pat and a treat from my kids, Sarge, Jojo and Macie. Have a great weekend.
Merry Christmas Beth, Oscar, and family,
Always excited to read your blog. I love your front porch and handsome Oscar standing by excited for the festivities to start.
Going to try your cranberry mojitos for sure.
Your Daughter in law has some great recipes too.
Your porch refresh is beautiful! I love your wreath and the mix of colors in the hanging planter. Great ideas.
Can’t wait to try the cranberry mule.
Beth, as ever, I enjoy your enthusiasm for all things life! Every season brings you such joy, and your generous spirit in sharing it is precious. Sweet Oscar just about stole the show! The porch is so inviting! Glad puffer-vest time is here. It’s anniversary time since finding SAACA…6 years now! I’ve come a long way, thanks to you. Happy Holidays! ❤
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