Pomegranate Moscow Mules

November 16, 2022

The ONLY holiday cocktail recipe that you need this year has finally arrived! That’s right, my Pomegranate Moscow Mules are a delicious, refreshing cocktail that is perfect for the holiday season. It’s bursting with fresh fruit and bright herbs for the ultimate cocktail recipe. Plus, this recipe can easily be made non-alcoholic, for a refreshing drink that everyone can enjoy!

Two glasses of the pomegranate Moscow mules, sitting on a countertop. A small jar of pomegranate seeds and a bottle of vodka can be seen in the background

Friends, let’s be honest: the holiday season can be incredibly stressful. Between the cooking, holiday shopping, and visits with family, on top of all of our other obligations, there is no shortage of things to do during the holiday season. Which is why a cocktail is not only welcomed, but required at the end of a long day!

There are so many amazing holiday cocktail recipes out there; from my Apple Cider Whiskey Smash to my Christmas Margaritas, there are no shortage of delicious holiday cocktail recipes. But I have to say, this one may just be my favorite recipe yet.

It’s sweet without being too sweet, it’s refreshing without feeling overpowering, and it’s even perfect as a mocktail. Is there anything better than that?! Plus, you only need five ingredients to bring this cocktail recipe to life, which makes it so simple and easy to whip up, anytime. I can’t wait to make this cocktail with Thanksgiving dinner. I know my family will love it, and yours will too!

A glass of the pomegranate Moscow mule, garnished with blood orange slices, sitting on a small saucer plate

5 Ingredients to Bring This Holiday Cocktail to Life

With just a few simple ingredients (that you may already have on hand), this cocktail comes to life in a breeze!

  • Vodka: The not-so-secret ingredient to bringing this cocktail to life? Vodka. Vodka is essential to making a Moscow Mule. Just pick your favorite Vodka and use it in this recipe!
  • Lime: A squeeze of lime adds the perfect amount of acidity to compliment the orange!
  • Blood Orange: In this recipe, we’ll be using blood oranges rather than regular oranges. Sure, you could use regular oranges here, but blood oranges are not only prettier, but also adds a little more sweetness than traditional oranges!
  • Pomegranate Juice: Since these are pomegranate Moscow Mules, we are using pomegranate juice to add a sweet twist. I recommend using bottled pomegranate juice, and you can find it at any grocery store!
  • Ginger Beer: Ginger beer is another essential ingredient that helps give the Moscow Mule its crisp and refreshing taste. I recommend using a ginger beer that isn’t too sweet, and make sure not to use ginger ale – they’re completely different things!
  • Garnishes: These are optional, but I love garnishing this cocktail with pomegranate arils, fresh mint, and an orange slice!

How to Turn This Cocktail Into a Mocktail

And if you prefer to make this recipe alcohol-free, then a few simple and easy swaps will turn this cocktail into a mocktail!

Simply omit the Vodka and replace it with a full cup of pomegranate juice (rather than the 3/4 cup that the recipe calls for) along with more ginger beer to top it off, and this delicious drink is perfect for the #sobercurious crowd!

A close-up image of a glass of the pomegranate Moscow mule, topped with blood orange slices, fresh mint, and a lime slice

5 Steps to Making This Easy Holiday Cocktail

Just like this recipe uses only five ingredients, it also comes together in only five steps! Simply start by adding the Vodka, lime juice, blood orange juice, and pomegranate juice to a cocktail shaker, along with a handful of ice. Next, place the cover on your shaker and shake it well, until all of the ingredients are fully combined.

Next, grab your Moscow Mule glasses and fill them with tons of crushed ice. This is important, so make sure to use a lot of ice!

Finally, divide your cocktail equally amongst the two glasses and top them off with ginger beer. Garnish with pomegranate arils, fresh mint, and/or blood orange slices, if desired, and enjoy! This recipe makes enough for two cocktails, but can easily be doubled or tripled if desired.

If you make this recipe, please be sure to leave a review and rating below! And, since I practically live on Instagram, be sure to tag me in your creations so that I can repost them! xx

** Photography by Bea Moreno
Two glasses of the pomegranate Moscow mules, sitting on a countertop. A small jar of pomegranate seeds and a bottle of vodka can be seen in the background
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Pomegranate Moscow Mules

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Nicole Modic
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
SERVES 2 Cocktails
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The ONLY holiday cocktail recipe that you need this year has finally arrived! That’s right, my Pomegranate Moscow Mules are a delicious, refreshing cocktail that is perfect for the holiday season. It’s bursting with fresh fruit and bright herbs for the ultimate cocktail recipe. Plus, this recipe can easily be made non-alcoholic, for a refreshing drink that everyone can enjoy!

Equipment

  • 1 Cocktail Shaker I love this glass one!
  • 2 Moscow Mule Glasses These beautiful, copper glasses are the most authentic way to serve your Moscow Mules!

Ingredients

  • 4 Ounces Vodka
  • 1 Lime juiced
  • 1/2 Blood Orange juiced
  • 3/4 Cup Pomegranate Juice if making this recipe alcohol-free, simply omit the Vodka and use 1 full cup of pomegranate juice, instead.
  • 1 Splash Ginger Beer to top off; use extra if making this recipe alcohol-free

Instructions

  • Start by adding the Vodka, lime juice, blood orange juice, and pomegranate juice to a cocktail shaker, along with a handful of ice. 
  • Next, place the cover on your shaker and shake it well, until all of the ingredients are fully combined.
  • Next, grab your Moscow Mule glasses and fill them with tons of crushed ice. This is important, so make sure to use a lot of ice!
  • Finally, divide your cocktail equally amongst the two glasses and top them off with ginger beer. 
  • Garnish with pomegranate arils, fresh mint, and/or blood orange slices, if desired, and enjoy!

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