If you love a Moscow Mule, then this festive pomegranate Moscow mule mocktail should be right up your alley this holiday season. These are perfect for a holiday party or any holiday celebrations!
If you are looking for delicious mocktails this holiday season, I’ve got a delicious one for you to try. It’s super easy to make, taking just minutes to mix in a pitcher and the kids and alcohol-free adults will love it!
What Is A Moscow Mule?
A traditional Moscow Mule is made with vodka, ginger beer, and lime juice. But there are many variations you can make, such as the recipe below.
For the holiday season, I parted ways with a traditional version of this drink, added pomegranate juice, and ended up with a pomegranate mule that is perfect for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or even New Year’s Even.
Do You Have To Serve A Moscow Mule In A Copper Mug?
While a copper mug is traditional for this drink (with or without alcohol), you can actually serve it in any cup you like best. The reason these are typically served in copper mugs has to do with the temperature of the mug. A copper mug will turn just as cold as the drink it holds. So the copper mug makes for a fuller experience of the drink. But it’s not an essential part of the recipe.
If you want to serve this in copper mugs, I recommend these mugs on Amazon.
Can I use Ginger Ale in a Moscow Mule?
In a recipe like this one, yes. In fact, that’s exactly what I used. While ginger beer can be found without alcohol or other unwanted ingredients (The Zevia brand has a great stevia-sweetened version), it is not necessary to make a mocktail. Though you can certainly use it if you wish.
1½ cups unsweetened pomegranate juice – You want 100% juice.
1½ cups ginger ale – This is a 12 oz. can. I used the Zevia brand of ginger ale which is sweetened with stevia. It’s the cleanest ginger ale on the market (not paid to promote them, it’s just honestly what I use).
1 tbsp. fresh lime juice – You can use bottled if that’s all you have, but fresh-squeezed always adds more flavor.
2 tbsp. honey – You can also use maple syrup or any sweetener you prefer. If you opt for a granular sweetener, make sure it fully dissolves.
4 large fresh mint leaves – plus extra for garnish. At least one leaf per cup.
2 medium fresh cranberries – These are optional. They don’t add flavor, they just look pretty. See more garnish options below.
Cocktail ice – These are small, square cubes. But regular ice cubes work too. Use what you have.
How To Make A Pomegranate Moscow Mule Mocktail
In a large pitcher, mash the mint leaves to extract the flavor using a muddler or the end of a wooden spoon.
Add all ingredients except the garnishes and ice.
Stir and pour into copper mugs with ice.
Garnish and serve.
Make Pomegranate Moscow Mule Mocktails For A Crowd!
If you need this to have a higher yield for more people, you can easily double or triple this recipe without making any other adjustments. Just make sure you have a pitcher big enough!
How To Store Leftover Pomegranate Moscow Mule Mocktails
If you have leftovers, store this in a container with a lid and keep it in the fridge for up to 5 days. Just make sure to remove the mint leaves and discard them because they will rot sooner, which will spoil your drink faster.
Here are a few ideas for garnishes you can add just prior to serving.
- Pomegranate arils (a.k.a pomegranate seeds)
- Fresh cranberries
- Mint leaves
- Lime wedges
- Sprig of fresh rosemary
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Pomegranate Moscow Mule Mocktail Recipe
Pomegranate Moscow Mule Mocktail Recipe
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- Large pitcher
- Muddler or wooden spoon
- 1½ cups unsweetened pomegranate juice
- 1½ cups ginger ale (12 oz. can – I used Zevia)
- 1 tbsp. fresh lime juice
- 2 tbsp. honey (or maple syrup)
- 4 large fresh mint leaves (Plus extra for garnish)
- 2 medium fresh cranberries (optional)
- cocktail ice (or regular ice cubes)
- In a large pitcher, mash the mint leaves to extract the flavor using a muddler or the end of a wooden spoon.
- Add all ingredients except the garnishes and ice.
- Stir and pour into copper mugs with ice.
- Garnish and serve.