Recipe File: Holiday Moscow Mule Served in a Copper Mug

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I can’t believe the holidays are quickly approaching. I’m looking forward to all of my holiday plans this year like entertaining friends and loved ones. One of my favorite holiday drinks I like to serve my guest is my Holiday Moscow Mule recipe. The sweet/tart taste of cranberry juice, ginger beer, gin, and the fragrant rosemary is one of the most delicious things I’ll be sipping throughout the holiday season. This Holiday Moscow Mule recipe is perfect to serve for Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, or after a long day at work.

One simply can’t enjoy a perfectly-made moscow mule without sipping it from a copper mug. I had my first moscow mule in a copper mug and let’s just say it was a wonderful drinking mug experience. I learned everything about the history of the moscow mule that day and how 100% authentic copper mugs (no inner linings) are what make the Moscow Mule true to its history and unique in its taste.

Apparently, the chemical reaction of the citric acid from the lime/lemon to the copper gave the drink a unique taste vice a normal glass. Hence the importance of not having tin, nickel, stainless steel, or food lacquer linings on the inside of the mug. You want the citric acid to react to the copper to maintain the authenticity of the original Moscow Mule. There is also the added benefit of copper’s ability to keep your drink ice cold for very long periods of time.

I purchased my copper mug from this company on Amazon because they sell authentic copper mugs with no inner linings. It has a strong, hard riveted copper handle and the mug itself can be custom engraved by your local engraving shop for a personalized feel. It’s also the perfect unique gift idea! With the holidays all most here,  these cool mugs make excellent entertaining gifts for both men and women.

READ: 10 Reasons Why Original Copper Cups Make Moscow Mules Better

moscow mule recipe copper mug

Holiday Moscow Mule Recipe


  • 2 ounces gin or vodka (I used Gin)
  • 4-6 ounces ginger beer
  • 2 ounces cranberry juice
  • splash of lime juice
  • frozen cranberries for garnish
  • rosemary sprig for garnish
  • 1 Solid Copper Mug w/ice


  1. Squeeze the lime into the copper mug
  2. Fill mug with ice and pour 2 oz gin (or vodka) over ice
  3. Pour 4-6 oz ginger beer over ice
  4. Pour 2 oz cranberry juice over ice
  5. Stir and Enjoy!

You can also garnish with a rosemary sprig and add a couple of cranberries.

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I hope you find this Holiday Moscow Mule the perfect party drink! Another drink I like to share with friends at my holiday parties is my Apple Cider Moscow Mules. Check out the recipe here!

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