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Cranberry Ginger Mule

A holiday spin on the classic mule - cranberry puree with hints of orange and vanilla is mixed with vodka and topped with zesty ginger beer.
Prep Time30 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 cocktail
Calories: 518kcal


For the cranberry puree:

  • 2 cups fresh cranberries
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/2 of a vanilla bean, seeds scraped (Use just the seeds)
  • 1 tablespoon Triple Sec, Cointreau or other orange liqueur

For the cocktail:

  • 2 tablespoons cranberry puree
  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 6 ounces ginger beer


  • First, make the cranberry puree. Combine all puree ingredients in a small saucepan over medium heat. Allow to cook over medium heat until cranberries begin to burst open and take on a somewhat gelatinous quality. Puree cranberry mixture in a blender or with an immersion blender. Set aside to let cool.
  • Once cranberry puree is cooled down, you can make the cocktail. In a cocktail shaker, combine about 1 cup of ice, cranberry puree and vodka. Shake vigorously for about 15 seconds, then pour into copper mug (ice and all.) Top with ginger beer. 


The cranberry puree recipe will make enough for about two cocktails.


Calories: 518kcal | Carbohydrates: 92g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 39mg | Potassium: 170mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 75g | Vitamin A: 120IU | Vitamin C: 27mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg