Red drinks on a wooden table
Pomegranate Moscow mules are a beautiful drink for the holidays.

What’s not to love about a pomegranate Moscow mule?

Moscow mules are my favorite cocktails. I love the spicy ginger beer and the fresh lime juice. And yet they’re so versatile. You can create a Moscow mule with almost any flavor or theme.

These pomegranate moscow mules are the perfect crimson shade for Christmas. It would be a shame to hide their festive hue in the traditional copper mugs. These snowflake glasses showcase the mules perfectly. And if you want to make these cute Christmas cocktail picks, check out this post.

Three glasses of red liquid on a wooden table.
Pomegranate moscow mules with fresh mint and pomegranate seeds.


Recipe by Nana JanaCourse: CocktailsDifficulty: Easy

This pomegranate Moscow mule is perfect for the holidays.


  • 1.5 ounces vodka (I love Belle of Dayton vodka)

  • Juice from 1/2 lime

  •  Juice from 1/4 grapefruit

  •  1/3 cup pomegranate juice  

  • Ginger beer (my favorite is Fever Tree)

  • Pomegranate seeds

  • Mint 


  • Mix vodka, lime, grapefruit and pomegranate juices in cocktail shaker. Pour over ice and top with ginger beer. Garnish with mint and pomegranate seeds. 
  • Pour over ice and top with ginger beer.
  • Garnish with mint and pomegranate seeds. 

History of the Moscow mule

According to the New York Times and other accounts, the Moscow mule started in 1941, when two entrepreneurs joined forces to sell their respective wares. John Martin wanted to convince Americans to drink his Smirnoff vodka, while Jack Morgan was trying to persuade visitors to his Cock ‘n’ Bull pub to drink the ginger beer he made. Together, they launched the drink — or at least that’s one version of the story.

Regardless, Moscow mules have become almost as popular as the Bloody Mary and mojito, according to the Times article.

Cocktail book
The Pomegranate Moscow Mule recipe comes from my cocktail cookbook, Cocktails with Mom.

The pomegranate Moscow mule recipe came from my own cookbook, “Cocktails with Mom.” Here are some more of my favorite drinks:

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