Pomegranate Moscow Mule – The Cookie Rookie®

Pomegranate Moscow Mule is the perfect winter cocktail! Celebrate in style with this drink that packs in the flavor! 

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Fruity Moscow Mule Recipe

I’ve found a new favorite cocktail. I know I say that a lot…but this time it’s true. THE MOSCOW MULE. I love the copper cups. I love the ginger beer. I love how freezing cold it is. It’s delicious.

The only way to improve upon it is to add some Pomegranate. Pomegranate Moscow Mule = holiday heaven.

Why you’ll love these Pomegranate Moscow Mules:

  • A cocktail that’s perfect for the holidays! With its pop of red from the pomegranate and the warming, lightly spiced hit of the ginger beer, it fits hand in glove for the winter holidays.
  • An easy festive cocktail. It’s so simple to whip up with only a few ingredients.
  • A delicious twist on a classic. Moscow Mules are one of the most popular cocktails and this pomegranate Moscow mule switches things up nicely. The pomegranate works so well with the ginger beer.
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pomegranate moscow mules garnished with limes and pomegranate seeds


  • Pomegranate juice: Pomegranate adds a lovely sour twist to the cocktail.
  • Vodka: I’ve gone for Pearl Pomegranate Vodka; it’s nice and smooth.
  • Lime juice: Freshly squeezed is best.
  • Ginger beer: Choose your favorite brand.
  • Garnish: Pomegranate arils and lime wedges set this drink off perfectly.

Trademark note: In the spirit of transparency, please note that Pearl Pomegranate Vodka, Fever Tree’s ginger beer, Cock’n Bull, Gosling’s, and D&G are proprietary brands that I want to acknowledge and give credit to.

How to make this Pomegranate Moscow Mule

  1. Combine the pomegranate juice, pomegranate vodka, lime juice and ginger beer in a cocktail shaker.
  2. Pour over ice.
  3. Garnish with pomegranate and lime wedges.

A Great Seasonal Cocktail 

This cocktail is perfect for the holidays. It’s light and refreshing (save the heavy stuff for all the comfort food you’ll be eating!), has a pop of Christmas colors, and features my favorite winter fruit, the pomegranate! What’s not to love?!

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pomegranate moscow mules garnished with limes and pomegranate seeds

A Delicious Moscow Mule 

The pomegranate is the perfect complement to the crisp ginger beer. I recently discovered Pearl Vodka and I love their flavors. Every variety I have tried has been delicious. (Apple Pie Punch anyone?) Their Pomegranate Vodka is especially yummy. It tastes fresh and crisp. I could sip it on its own. I won’t…but I could. I’m just saying!

Be sure to check out other recipes using Pearl Vodka, and all of their other delicious flavors. I’ve got my eye on the Chocolate Covered Cherry next. Seems like that could make for a mighty happy Valentine’s Day!

You can use any pomegranate vodka, or even just plain vodka. The pom juice goes a long way!

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Can I use Ginger Ale in a Moscow Mule?

Even though this is a vodka-based cocktail, the drink relies heavily on the ginger beer. Choose a brand you like, or for a real punch, try a ginger beer that’s spicy and extra gingery, not sweet. Fever Tree’s ginger beer is lovely, but Cock’n Bull, Gosling’s, and D&G are also good ones to try.

Ginger beer and ginger ale are very different. Ginger ale just won’t cut it, here. Ginger beer is much more “gingery” and spicy than ginger ale. Ginger ale has more carbonation. And neither of them contains alcohol.

Why are Moscow Mules served in copper mugs?

So what’s the story behind the copper cup and the Moscow Mule? You can read about it here, but in a nutshell: it was a way to sell help a Russian immigrant girl sell copper mugs, sell ginger beer and promote Russian vodka!

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Other great cocktails

Have you tried this Pomegranate Moscow Mule? Feel free to leave a star rating and I’d love to hear from you in the comments below!

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