Are you looking for a crowd pleaser drink that can be made in bulk for your holiday celebrations?
This cranberry Moscow mule is definitely the drink of the season in our family. Everyone always looks forward to it on Christmas Eve! We used to switch up what drinks we were serving, but everyone ended up loving this one so much that it's stuck around for the long haul.
I’m not a huge recipe girl. I do most things to taste, which is even harder when making this in a large batch, like we typically do. The good thing is that it’s very easy to adjust as needed.
The cranberry hides the vodka very very well for people that don’t like the taste of alcohol, but it does make it a sneaky drink, so give caution to any guests!
Cranberry Moscow Mule
1 handle Tito's Vodka (1.75 liters) 96 ounces Cranberry Juice (we get the Kirkland’s Organic one from Costco) 6 Ginger Beers (12.7 ounces each) We prefer the Bundaberg Ginger Beer, and typically find it the easiest at Cost Plus Juice of 6 limes - I usually start here, and then grab more and juice them if needed.
Thankfully we always have a lime tree, so we just go out and pick more if needed!
That’s typically my starting point. You can add more of any items depending on preferred taste. I always float some cranberries and lime slices in our dispenser to make it prettier, but it's totally just for the aesthetics.
Keep the ice separate so nothing gets too diluted or watery as the night progresses. If you want a cute ice bucket to finish off this whole set up, I love this brass one! Also, don't forget your copper mugs while you're picking up the ginger beer at World Market! For a festive touch, we have these reindeer ears that suction on the sides of the copper mugs and serve to mark drinks :) I couldn’t find a link for those, but I will be getting these cute Christmas light pieces!
We all typically wear cozy clothes - no need for fanciful outfits! Lots of family and some friends fill the house and it's the best time. My Granny used to make clam chowder every year, and now my Mom makes it to keep the tradition alive. Eventually I'll have to learn how, but I'm not thrilled about the idea...I'd rather stick to the drinks and desserts!
Let us know if you end up trying this with your family this season! And don't forget about our famous sugar cookie recipe too!