Confession time: I don't like cranberries... But I love cranberry beverages! Cranberry juice, cranberry mimosas, cranberry Moscow mules, cranberry margaritas – all delicious! So what would make them each even MORE delicious and MORE holiday-festive? Combining two of these delightful drinks, of course! Introducing: the Cranberry Moscow Mule Margarita.
Cranberry Moscow Mule Margaritas
As you know from the last Mixology Monday, I'm a huge fan of Moscow Mules. I love the combo of ginger beer with vodka.
That said, I also love margaritas, so why not make a mule cocktail with tequila instead of vodka?
The Hornitos 100% pure agave Añejo tequila is an ideal tequila to use in this cocktail recipe. It's aged for one to three years in American oak barrels and has the deepest, richest, almost toasted vanilla flavor of all tequilas I've tasted so far.
I also love that it's a little unexpected. A margarita-inspired cocktail during the cold winter holidays and not just for summer sipping? Heck yes!
The orange, cranberry, and cinnamon simple syrup add a festive flavor to this Mule-Rita. You'll notice I didn't give you exact measurements for the ginger beer. That's because you should put in as much as you want. Really. I love ginger beer, so I filled my glass almost to the top. If you want more of the true tequila taste, then add less ginger beer and/or less simple syrup.
Make these at your upcoming holiday soiree and spice up the conversation. These Cranberry Moscow Mule Margaritas will definitely help you have #NotJustAnyHoliday!
Cheers, adventurous friends!
Cranberry Moscow Mule Margaritas
- Cranberry Orange Simple Syrup
- 1 cup orange juice
- 1 cup cranberries
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 3 ounces Cranberry Orange Simple Syrup
- 2 ounces Hornitos Añejo tequila
- ginger beer non-alcoholic
- lime juice
- In a medium pot over medium heat, combine orange juice, cranberries, sugar, and cinnamon stick and bring to a boil. Lower heat to medium and heat for a couple of minutes. Remove from heat. Strain liquid into a measuring cup with pouring spout or a small bowl.
- Prepare two glasses. Pour about 3 ounces of the cranberry orange simple syrup and tequila over ice in each glass.
- Add ginger beer until the glass is almost full.
- Squeeze lime juice
Nutrition information is a general estimate. Actual nutrition details may vary depending on the exact foods & brands you use to make this recipe. It does not take into account any substitutions, toppings, or optional ingredients.
Thanks to Hornitos Tequila for sponsoring social media promotions of this post. I was not required to write an accompanying blog post or create a recipe, but I did because it really is a fabulous tequila and I was so excited to use it to create a deliciously different holiday cocktail! All opinions, photos, recipes are, as always, my own.
Are you a cranberry food fan?
Carly @ FitLiving blog says
YUM! I love how you combined the margarita with the moscow mule and the holiday twist is just the cherry (well, cranberry) on top! I can't wait to try this. Yet another reason to get myself some moscow mule mugs.
Alicia Michelle says
Susan | LunaCafe says
Could you whip up a pitcher of these. I'll be right over. :-) Seriously, I keep Bundeburg ginger beer on hand at all times. It's so gingery hot that it hurts to drink it. Can't wait to make this drink.
I love this cocktail recipe! I am always looking for holiday cocktails, and I adore cranberries, so this is perfect. I cannot wait to try this. Thank you!
Yum. This looks so delicious and refreshing. Love the ingredients.
Nutmeg Nanny says
Oh hello delicious! This drink is perfect for Christmas.
OMG this looks SO GOOD!! Pinned! Making! :)
Jennifer Stewart says
this looks so refreshing. I am a huge fan of margaritas and mules! The combo sounds so great and the cranberries make a pretty pop of color!
I love cranberries so much, I've been known to say that anything can be improved with the addition of dried cranberries. Except maybe a cocktail.... this looks perfect as is.
Erin @ Platings and Pairings says
What a great idea Marlynn! I was trying to come up with a tequila/cranberry drink combo yesterday - And you created the perfect one! Thanks!