Merry Cranberry Mule

Makes one cocktail


Merry Cranberry Mule, recipe by Michelle McGrath

4 oz. non-alcoholic ginger beer

4 oz. cranberry juice cocktail

2 oz. vodka or sparkling water

1 T. freshly squeezed lime juice

1 lime, cut in half

crushed ice cubes

fresh or frozen whole cranberries

lime wedges

copper mugs or cocktail glasses


Add 1 cup of crushed ice to a copper mug (traditional vessel for a mule) or tall cocktail glass.

Pour in ginger beer, cranberry juice, vodka and lime juice, and stir gently with a long-handled spoon or cocktail stirrer until thoroughly combined.  Garnish with a few fresh or frozen cranberries and a fresh lime wedge to serve.


This recipe series was made possible through the support of Cape Cod Cranberry Growers’ Association, the member-operated trade association for the Massachusetts cranberry industry. one of the oldest farmer organizations in the country.

Recipe series Developer/Writer/Photographer Michelle McGrath is the founder of McGrath PR | Media Relations, providing visibility to the arts and culture sector, non-profits, agricultural and small business industries.  mcgrathpr.com