Cranberry Sage Moscow Mules

Friday, November 13, 2015
Cranberry Sage Moscow Mules are a fun festive cocktail for Thanksgiving and Christmas!
This years signature holiday cocktail in our house is Cranberry Sage Moscow Mules.

Colt and I set out last weekend to develop a fun cocktail for the holidays! We started with our beloved Moscow Mule and added a dark ruby red unfiltered naturally sweetened cranberry juice for it's gorgeous color. Filtered cranberry juice will work equally as well but the color will be a little bit lighter once it's mixed with the ginger beer and ice.

Colt then smacked the sage to release the aromatic earthy oils and floated them on top of the Cranberry Moscow Mules. With every sip of Cranberry Sage Moscow Mule you catch the aroma of the sage, and a small taste of the earthy undertones without being over powering to the drink.

For a more intense flavor you can stir the sage into the cocktail once it's served. It really is quite delicious either way. If your taste buds aren't fond of sage, rosemary or thyme would make an equally delicious combination.

Cranberry Sage Moscow Mules make a wonderful accompaniment to the turkey and stuffing for Thanksgiving but  easily carry through to Christmas with it's festive ruby red color and green sage leaves.

A gorgeous fun addition to your holiday menu! 

Fill a glass 2/3 of the way full of Ice. Add 1 shot of your favorite Vodka. For stronger drinks use tumblers, and for lighter drinks use tall glasses.
Add 1 1/2 shots Cranberry Juice.
Top glasses off with Ginger Beer.
For each drink take 2 whole Sage Leaves and slap between hands 4-5 times to release aroma and oils.
Easy to make Cranberry Sage Moscow Mules are a must have cocktail for Thanksgiving and Christmas!
Top each cocktail with 2 sage leaves and serve immediately.

Yield: 1 Serving

Cranberry Sage Moscow Mules

Cranberry Sage Moscow Mules are a perfect cocktail for holiday entertaining. With gorgeous deep red colors, and vibrant green from the sage it makes a fun holiday cocktail for entertaining.
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prep time: 5 MINScook time: total time: 5 mins


  • 1 shot Vodka 
  • 1 1/2 shots Cranberry Juice
  • 1/2 bottle Ginger Beer
  • 2 whole Sage Leaves
  • Ice


  1. Fill a tumbler for strong drinks, or tall glass for lighter drinks, 2/3rds of the way full of ice.
  2. Add vodka and cranberry juice. Top off with ginger beer.
  3. Smack sage leaves between hands to release oils. Place sage on top of cocktails to float.
  4. Serve immediately.
  5. Sage can be mixed into cocktail for a more pronounced flavor.
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Cranberry Sage Moscow Mules are a gorgeous cocktail fun for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

1 comment

  1. Hi Serena, I can't wait to try this over the holidays. Pinned & shared. Hope you have a happy holiday season.


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