This Christmas Moscow mule has to be one of my all time favorite tipples! With its gingerbread infusion, it’s got a spicy kick and a warmth that’s perfect for winter parties! Plus it’s full of great flavors yet so easy to make!
If you’ve been reading Sugar and Charm for a while, you know I’m a huge fan of Moscow Mules. We love adding a twist on the classic libation! 2016 marks the 75th anniversary of the cocktail and we’ve joyfully teamed up with the original creator, Smirnoff, to create a festive Gingerbread Moscow Mule and a charming cocktail-themed gift box.
A few years ago, we created our Apple Cider Mule, which was such a hit and now we’ve added a little holiday gingerbread twist to this one! This recipe has a delicious spicy kick to it, using gingerbread spices, and it’s perfect for winter months.
Moscow Mule Gift Box
- 1 bottle Smirnoff No. 21 Vodka
- Ginger syrup
- Cocktail jigger
- 2 copper mugs
- Cocktail spoon for stirring
- 2 gingerbread houses for garnishing
- Gingerbread spices
How To Make A Christmas Gingerbrad Moscow Mule – Step By Step
- In a copper mug, mix the vodka, lime, ginger syrup, spices, and molasses.
- Add in crushed ice or ice cubes and top with club soda or a splash of ginger beer.
- Mix well
- Sprinkle more cinnamon to garnish.
Origin Of The Moscow Mule
The story goes…in 1941, John Martin, who owned Smirnoff, and Jack Morgan, owner of the Cock’n Bull pub in Los Angeles created the Mule to sell more ginger beer and to create a cocktail using a clear spirit, vodka! I love that my favorite cocktail was invented in Los Angeles!
Why is a Moscow Mule Served In A Copper Mug?
The biggest benefit of using copper Moscow mule mugs is temperature. Chilled drinks in copper cups offer an extra-cool sensation, due to the metal quickly taking on the icy temperature of the cocktail. The rim of the mug becomes cold super quick, offering a frosty sensation on your lips. The cold metal is highly effective at insulating the cold temperature of any liquid.
A Great Christmas Cocktail
This Christmas Moscow Mule is the perfect addition for any festive party. Served in eye catching copper mugs, they instantly rise to the top of the cocktail list before even taking a sip! And then there’s the warm gingerbread spice, the cinnamon and the molasses, it’s Christmas in mug!
Top Tips For a Christmas Mule
- Best served in a copper mug, for a frosty cool cocktail.
- Make sure you mix the drink well.
- Avoid bottled lime juice, use freshly squeezed limes.
- If making the gift box, make sure to use packing materials – such as shredded packing paper.
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Gingerbread Moscow Mule Recipe
- 1 1/2 ounce Smirnoff No. 21 Vodka
- 3/4 ounce ginger syrup
- Juice of 1/2 lime
- 1/4 teaspoon gingerbread spice, you can buy this seasoning or make your own!
- 1/8 teaspoon molasses
- 4 1/2 ounces club soda
- In a copper mug, mix the vodka, lime, ginger syrup, spices and molasses. Add in crushed ice and top with club soda. Mix well and sprinkle more cinnamon to garnish.