Cranberry Mule Cocktail

The Cranberry Marketing Committee teamed up with recipe and decor guru, Carlene Thomas, RDN, LD, of Healthfully Ever After, to bring you a one-of-a-kind guide to entertaining with fresh cranberries.  Below is a featured recipe from the guide.  Download the full guide here.

gif-cocktailMove over Moscow – cranberry takes over the classic cocktail with infused vodka, cranberry syrup and a ginger kick that guests will love.

  • Servings: 1 cocktail
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes active
  • Total Time: 3-5 days (to infuse the vodka)

Cocktail Ingredients

  • ice
  • 1 ½ fl. oz. cranberry vodka (recipe below)
  • ¾ fl. oz. fresh lime juice
  • 1 oz. cranberry syrup (recipe below)
  • 3 fl. oz. ginger beer
  • 1 small sprig of fresh rosemary (about 3-4 inches), for garnish
  • 3 whole fresh cranberries

Cranberry Syrup Ingredients:

  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup white granulated sugar
  • 1 cup whole fresh cranberries

Cranberry-Infused Vodka Ingredients:

  • 2 cups halved fresh
  • cranberries
  • 2 ½ cups vodka

Directions:
To mix cocktail

  1. Add ice to a copper mug or glass of choice.
  2. Pour cranberry vodka, lime juice and cranberry syrup into glass over ice.
  3. Top with ginger beer.
  4. Stir to combine.
  5. Garnish with rosemary and fresh cranberries.

To make cranberry syrup

  1. Add ingredients to a small saucepan and cook on low heat for about 20 minutes, until cranberries are soft and have started to pop.
  2. Strain and reserve liquid.
  3. Use a spoon to press cranberries in a sieve to save as much syrup as possible. Refrigerate for up to two weeks. Yield ½ cup, makes enough for 4 cocktails.

To make cranberry-infused vodka

  • Add sliced cranberries and vodka to a jar with
    a lid.
  • Shake to combine.
  • Let sit in fridge for 3-5 days before using. Shake daily.
  • Strain to use in cocktail. Makes enough for 13 cocktails.

For more recipes and ideas, download the complete Guide to Entertaining with Fresh Cranberries here.  To learn more about the Cranberry Friendsgiving Photo Contest and a chance to win $4,000 in prizes, click here

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