In complete contrast to its title, this “Bloody” Mule is warming, sweet, and delicious. It’s a frightastically magical twist on the classic Moscow Mule. Vodka mixed with a splash of raspberry liquor (Chambord), pomegranate juice, lime, sweet fig jam (or apple butter), candied ginger, and ginger beer. Finish with burning sage for the spookiest October drink. The mocktail variation is also included with the recipe.
I say this with possibly every new cocktail I share, but this deep, dark, spooky Moscow mule is one of my favorites to date. It’s quite unique with an added splash of Chambord, as well as fig jam (or use apple butter). These simple additions create the yummiest version of a mule. I’m so in love with the flavors.
I also added slices of candied ginger for double the amount of gingery spice. This really is delicious!
What’s awesome about a Moscow Mule is that it’s one of the least fancy drinks around. A traditional mule is simply vodka mixed with lime and topped with ginger beer. There’s really nothing to it!
Today’s additions can be added as you desire. The must-have ingredients are vodka, pomegranate juice, lime, and ginger beer. Of course, I recommend adding everything else in the recipe, but if this is all you prefer to use, that’s great too!
Here are the details
Step 1: fill a cocktail glass with ice
Step 2: shake it up
In a cocktail shaker – or use a glass jar, shake the vodka, raspberry liquor, pomegranate juice, lime, fig jam, and ginger. Shake to mix. Then add ice and shake until chilled.
Strain into your ice-filled glass or mug.
Step 3: add ginger beer
Pour the ginger beer overtop. Now add a small spoonful of pomegranate arils (seeds). If desired, you can take a couple of fresh sage leaves, burn them, and place them on top.
It’s an extra finishing touch, but a magical spooky one!
Looking for other spooky cocktail recipes? Here are a few ideas:
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Servings: 1 drink
Calories Per Serving: 278 kcal
Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.
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- 1. Fill a cocktail glass with ice.2. Combine the vodka, raspberry liquor (if using), lime juice, pomegranate juice, fig jam, and ginger in a cocktail shaker. Shake, shake, shake, to mix. Add ice, until chilled. Strain into your prepared glass. 3. Top with ginger beer. Garnish with pomegranate arils and sage. If desired light the tip of thee sage on fire for a smoky effect.To Make a Mocktail: omit the vodka and raspberry liquor. Use an additional 2-3 tablespoons of pomegranate juice, plus 1 tablespoon of apple cider. For zing, add 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar.