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Cranberry Mule Cocktail

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Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • To mix cocktail
  • Add ice to a copper mug or glass of choice.
  • Pour cranberry vodka, lime juice and cranberry syrup into glass over ice.
  • Top with ginger beer.
  • Stir to combine.
  • Garnish with rosemary and fresh cranberries.
  • To make cranberry syrup
  • Add ingredients to a small saucepan and cook on low heat for about 20 minutes, until cranberries are soft and have started to pop.
  • Strain and reserve liquid
  • 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.

Source

  • Carlene Thomas, RDN, LD, Healthfully Ever After