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 Moscow Mule and we’ve joyfully teamed up with the original creator, Smirnoff, to create a festive Gingerbread Moscow Mule and a charming Mule-themed gift box. A few years ago, we created our Apple Cider Moscow Mule, which was such a hit and now we’ve added a little holiday gingerbread twist to this one! Our Christmas Moscow Mule recipe has a delicious spicy kick to it, using gingerbread spices, and it’s perfect for winter months! And since it’s the season for giving and one of my favorite gift ideas is curating a themed box, we created a Moscow Mule gift box. I loved picking out items to go in the box and it’s a thoughtful gift since it has everything you need to celebrate the holidays with the most charming Mules!
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 Moscow Mule – Step By Step
- In a copper mug, mix the vodka, lime, ginger syrup, spices and molasses.
- Add in crushed ice and top with club soda.
- 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 Moscow 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.
Check Out These Other Delicious Mule Recipes:
Cranberry Moscow Mule by Feasting Not Fasting
Orange Pineapple Moscow Mule by Half Baked Harvest
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.