Happy Holidays, friends! I hope you are all having a joyous and festive season. I think we deserve a beverage, it’s happy hour somewhere, right? We’ve worked hard, managed the shopping lines and wrapped all the gifts. We’ve earned it.
Last year it was the Randy Reindeer, this year it’s the Cape Cod Mule- Cranberry Moscow Mule. It’s a little tart and sensationally sippable. The cranberry gives it a little seasonal kick (but, who am I kidding, you could drink this all year long) and adds another layer of festive flavor.
Whether you are entertaining with friends, or sitting with the family by the Christmas tree, these are quick and simple to put together, so you can make a big batch to share, or just a couple for you and your sweetie. I may have sat and enjoyed the quiet, watching the lights twinkle on the tree. (It’s OK to treat yourself to some me time, too.)
The ingredients are simple and easy to find. You can get the Ginger Beer in most supermarkets or liquor stores. Stock up on limes and get to sipping.
- 12 oz. Ginger Beer
- 6 oz. Vodka
- 6 oz. Cranberry Juice
- Fresh juice from 2 limes.
- Cranberries, crystallized ginger, and lime for garnish
- Copper Mugs if you have them.
- If making a batch of these, you can double triple as you please. Grab a pitcher and pour in the cranberry juice and vodka, add the lime juice, stir, then add the ginger beer. Give it a swirl.
- Pour the mixture over a cup full of ice. Garnish with a lime wedge and fresh cranberries.
I love a good garnish for my cocktails, and this Cape Cod Mule is no exception. Grab some fresh cranberries at the store, an extra lime or two and some crystallized ginger, find some short skewers or toothpicks, and stack them all together. It makes it easier to swizzle your cocktail while your chatting about how awesome 2015 was and what you’re hoping the new year will bring. Not to mention it’s quite lovely.
Don’t fret if you don’t have a copper mug for your Cape Cod Mule – Cranberry Moscow Mule, pour it into a festive glass and float some cranberries for extra color.
The copper mugs are getting more popular and easier to find. I have seen them at Sur la Table, Michael’s, Williams Sonoma, Marshall’s/Home Goods, and Bed Bath and Beyond. While they usually run about $20 a piece, you might be able to score a deal, keep an eye out for a good sale. I found mine on sale at Michael’s for just $10! (They often have a 50% off one regular item coupon.)
If you make one of these, or anything you see on annaDishes, post a pic and tag #HappyDishing so I can join in on the fun.
Cheers and Happy Holidays!