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Keeping things wintery, spicy, and just a touch sweet with this Spicy Jalapeño Ginger Moscow Mule (with Mocktail). Vodka mixed with fresh lime juice, grapefruit juice, spicy jalapeños, fresh ginger, and topped off with ginger beer. It’s a touch of sweet and a little bit spicy. Perfectly fitting for welcoming in the new year. Finish this cocktail off with candied rosemary and jalapeños. It’s warming, sweet, and spicy, ideal for these cold winter nights. You can make this as is or as a mocktail. You can even make a festive champagne punch too!

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Happy almost 2023!

I actually had another post planned for today, but at the last minute, I decided we should end the year with just one last holiday cocktail.

I made this exact drink for my brother Red the other night, he loved it so much. So of course, I kind of wanted to share the recipe with you all for New Year.

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Here are the easy details

Use a cocktail shaker or even just a glass jar with a lid (use what you have). Then shake together your favorite vodka, a squeeze of fresh lime, fresh grapefruit juice, a few jalapeño slices for the spice aspect, and grated ginger for a mule that’s extra gingery.

Strain everything into a mule mug filled with ice. Then top off with ginger beer for even more spice, plus sweetness, and a touch of fizziness.

If you want to take the drink a step further, make candied rosemary and jalapeños for garnish, which I highly recommend.

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I boil honey with jalapeños and ginger, then dip the rosemary sprigs into the spicy honey. Let the honey drip off, then cover each sprig in sugar.

This is really pretty in the mule as a garnish. Plus, it adds some sweetness too. Then, add a little fresh mint too.

Spicy Jalapeño Ginger Moscow Mule (with Mocktail) | halfbakedharvest.com

Make a mocktail and or make punch

You can also make this into a mocktail or even a punch by adding champagne! I provided directions for it all.

The punch is especially delicious with an entire bottle of champagne added!

Spicy Jalapeño Ginger Moscow Mule (with Mocktail) | halfbakedharvest.com

The perfect New Year’s Eve drink. Easy to mix up, impressive, and every bit as delicious as it looks.

Hoping you guys all enjoy this one!! Have a Happy New Year!

Spicy Jalapeño Ginger Moscow Mule (with Mocktail) | halfbakedharvest.com

Looking for other easy New Year’s Eve drinks? Here are my favorites: 

Pomegranate Champagne Mule

Frosted Mistletoe Margarita

Blood Orange Champagne Mule

Old Saint Nick’s Chocolate Espresso Martini

Lastly, if you make this Spicy Jalapeño Ginger Moscow Mule, be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

Spicy Jalapeño Ginger Moscow Mule

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings: 1 Moscow Mule
Calories Per Serving: 169 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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Instructions

  • 1. Fill a cocktail glass with ice.
    2. Combine the vodka, lime juice, grapefruit juice, jalapeño slices, and ginger in a cocktail shaker. Fill with ice and shake until combined, about 1 minute, the longer you shake, the spicier the drink. Strain into your prepared glass. Top with ginger beer and garnish with candied rosemary, if desired.
    3. To Make a Mocktail: omit the vodka and use an additional 2 tablespoons of grapefruit juice, plus 1 tablespoon of apple cider. 

Candied Jalapeño Honey Rosemary

  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 
    2. Bring 1/2 cup honey, 1/4 cup water, 1-2 jalapeño slices, and 4 slices of fresh ginger to a boil over high heat. Boil 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and let cool.
    3. Dip the rosemary sprigs in the honey syrup and place on the prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle the rosemary with granulated sugar on all sides, making sure the rosemary is thoroughly coated in sugar. Allow to dry on the baking sheet for 1 hour. The rosemary can be made 1 day in advance and stored at room temperature.
    *I save the spicy honey and garnish the mule with the candied jalapeño slices.
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Spicy Jalapeño Ginger Mule Punch

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories Per Serving: 306 kcal

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Ingredients

Instructions

  • 1. In a large pitcher, combine the vodka, lime juice, grapefruit juice, jalapeños, and ginger, Stir until combined. Chill for 2 hours. The longer the jalapeños sit, the spicier the drinks. Strain out the jalapeños and discard them. Return the drink to the pitcher and chill until ready to serve.
    2. Just before serving, add ice to your punch bowl. Pour over the champagne and ginger beer. Add ice to cocktail glasses and pour over the punch. Serve with rosemary.
    To Make a Mocktail: In a large pitcher, combine 1 1/2 cups lime juice, 4 cups grapefruit juice, the jalapeños, and ginger. Stir until combined. Chill for 2 hours. The longer the jalapeños sit, the spicier the drink. Strain out the jalapeños and discard them. Return the drink to the pitcher and chill until ready to serve. Just before serving, add ice to your punch bowl. Pour over 2 cups sparkling white grape juice and use 3 ginger beers. Add ice to cocktail glasses and pour over the punch. Serve with rosemary.
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    1. Hey Sarah,
      I appreciate you giving this recipe a try and sharing your review, so glad to hear it was enjoyed! Happy New Year! 🎊🎈

  1. 4 stars
    I had to add a good bit of ginger beer to make it not bitter. Might have been my lime or grapefruit. Still pretty good and glad I tried it.