Cranberry Apple Spice Mules | Dash of Jazz

Cranberry Apple Spice Mules for Thanksgiving

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Food is the focus of Thanksgiving, as it should be. But let’s not forget about the drinks, y’all! If you’re no longer at the kids’ table, you are probably interested in a good Turkey Day cocktail. The holidays can be a bit stressful with all the planning and coordination required, not to mention having to dodge the possible shade thrown by relatives you only see once a year for a reason. 🙂 And, with food being paramount on this day, nobody really wants to exert themselves by crafting an elaborate cocktail. Problem, meet Solution. This cocktail is extremely festive, quick to make (5 minutes!), and as strong or as mild as you might need it to be. It’s perfect for Thanksgiving, #Friendsgiving, or even just it’s-5-o-clock-somewhere’s-giving. It’s also pretty enough to carry you through the whole holiday season so feel free to serve it at any gathering through January. The ingredients are super simple, too, so you don’t need to look any further than your local grocery and liquor stores to find the ingredients for this fancy-looking beverage. I found everything at my local HEB and Spec’s.

Cranberry Apple Spice Mules | Dash of Jazz

I was inspired to create a these cranberry apple spice mules as holiday cocktails as soon as I opened my November Degustabox and found the Bruce Cost ginger beer. [If you don’t know what Degustabox is, click here for my rundown and if you want to try it, click here for half off your first box and free shipping!] I was even more pleased to discover that Bruce Cost ginger beer is unfiltered and contains no extracts or syrups–it’s made with cane sugar and real pieces of ginger are in every can! I made a spicy love potion this Valentine’s Day using ginger beer so the cocktail route was a no-brainer. This time, I opted to create a more classic drink and the one that comes to most people’s minds when ginger beer is involved is a Moscow Mule. I didn’t use a Russian vodka, though. I’m a for-real Texan girl and went for Tito’s because it is familiar and they have packaged their bottles so beautifully for the holidays this year. The caps are rose gold and they come in embroidered burlap drawstring bags with fun recipe cards attached. At my Spec’s, the festive bottles were priced the same as the regular ones, so you know which one I reached for! I think these would be great for taking to any party this season, especially as a host/hostess gift and hope to find more brands doing this kind of packaging. Feel free to use the vodka of your choice, though.

Cranberry Apple Spice Mules | Dash of Jazz

Ginger beer is already spicy but I added fresh cinnamon sticks for an extra festive touch and more flavor. Fresh cranberries, apple slices, and apple juice round out this easy drink. This also gave me an excuse to use the cute new bar tools I found on clearance at Target. It never fails that I go in there for one thing and come out with 100! I hope you will try this drink out and maybe put your own spin on it for the holidays. With just one week until Thanksgiving, I am in overdrive right now and tossing one back early.

Let me know below if you plan to try these cranberry apple spice mules for Thanksgiving. Thanks for reading!

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Cranberry Apple Spice Mules | Dash of Jazz

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Cranberry Apple Spice Mules
Cranberry Apple Spice Mules | Dash of Jazz
Prep Time 5 minutes
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Ingredients
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings
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Ingredients
Cranberry Apple Spice Mules | Dash of Jazz
Instructions
  1. In tall glass, muddle or crush cranberries.
  2. Add vodka, apple juice, and ginger beer.
  3. Stir vigorously with cinnamon sticks then pour over ice.
  4. Garnish with cinnamon sticks, more cranberries, and apple slices if desired.
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16 Comments

  1. How perfect for the holidays are the flavours in this cocktail?!! This sounds amazing, but it also looks so pretty and delicious. And those copper mugs are absolutely amazing!!

    1. Jazz

      Thank you so much! I think this cocktail can carry over into Christmastime, too. I found the mugs on clearance at Marshalls!

  2. Oooh, these look so good! I love a Moscow Mule, so a seasonally inspired alternative is right up my alley! I’m also glad that I’m not the only one who might need a drink to get through Thanksgiving dinner…

    1. Jazz

      Lol, you definitely aren’t the only one! Thanks for reading, Kate!

  3. Moscow Mules are my favorite drink but not quite “holiday” style. I LOVE your recipe! Def making this!!

    1. Jazz

      Thanks, Kristine! I hope you love it.

  4. What a lovely variation on the traditional Moscow Mule. Here’s to America!

  5. You just put Thanksgiving in a cup and I love it!! We’re traveling to visit family this year, so this cocktail will come in handy. 😉 Pinned!

    1. Jazz

      Thanks so much, Ayanna!

  6. was literally just talking to one of my girlfriends about these! Cannot wait to try them!
    xo
    @reeses_hardwear

    1. Jazz

      Yay! I hope y’all enjoy them!

  7. Well, these look amazing! I will have to try. I love crafting cocktails!

  8. I love a great festive cocktail! But this takes the cake! I love using my copper mugs so it looks like I found my Thanksgiving beverage!

    1. Jazz

      Thanks for reading, Sharon! These copper mugs are one of my new favorites.

  9. These look just perfect for curling up on the sofa with a good book and a fire going in the fireplace. Yum!!

    1. Jazz

      Yes! That would be perfect!

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