With a swirl of fresh rosemary and some fresh pomegranate seeds, we are taking a cult classic to a new level. The pomegranate Moscow mule is ridiculously easy to make and the perfect cocktail for your next winter shindig.

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This festive cocktail is a refreshing twist on the traditional Moscow mule, like our Moscow mule with muddled fig. It’s got the perfect touch of sweetness from the pomegranate juice and a refreshing hit from the cold ginger beer. 

This cocktail recipe is perfect for the holiday season. It’s made with three simple ingredients, so even the most novice cocktail enthusiasts can whip it up. The pomegranate adds a fruity twist that brings the classic Moscow mule cocktail to new heights. If you like a pomegranate fizz but want a vodka-based cocktail, this drink is for you.

What Is a Moscow Mule?

Maybe it’s all this talk of Russia lately, but it seems like suddenly, Moscow mules went from being a dated cocktail to being on everyone’s happy hour menu. So, we got curious. What’s the deal with the recent popularity of this old-fashioned libation?

First, let’s lay to rest the Russian conspiracy, at least on cocktails, as this one was created in New York in the 1940s unless you believe the dispute that it started in LA with actors. Sketchy origins aside, this cocktail started in the ’40s with a little vodka and some ginger beer.

So, what’s with the comeback?

Moscow mules popped back up on the craft cocktail scene since the cocktail renaissance started. Now that speakeasies and barkeeps with prohibition-style skinny suspenders and bow ties are common in every small, tiny crossroad town, it’s fair to say that a lot of old-school cocktails have resurfaced.

And as far as a cocktail, it’s a fine introductory drink, like a stepping stone into craft cocktails. And why not? It’s an easy concoction, light to sip, and only requires a few ingredients. In a world where every town gets to have its own brewery, we say let the rise of the cocktail revolution keep growing.

What you’ll love about this recipe:

  • EASY – You only need 3 ingredients to make this refreshing cocktail.
  • REFRESHING – This festive twist on a classic cocktail brings together the zing of ginger beer with the sweet and tart notes of pomegranate vodka and juice.
  • FESTIVE – Whether you’re hosting a holiday party or just unwinding after a long day, this drink adds a vibrant touch to your moment.

What You Need to Make a Pomegranate Moscow Mule

For the Mule

  • Ice cubes
  • Pomegranate vodka – sweet and fruity pomegranate notes. 
  • Pomegranate juice – use your favorite kind.
  • Ginger beer – use any brand you like. 

For Garnish

  • Pomegranate seeds
  • Fresh rosemary sprigs

How to Make a Pomegranate Moscow Mule

  • Place ice in a copper mug.
  • Pour the pomegranate vodka and pomegranate juice over the ice.
  • Carefully top the mug off with the ginger beer.
  • Stir gently.
  • Add pomegranate seeds and a sprig of fresh rosemary for a festive garnish.

Expert Recipe Tips

  • For a zesty finish, add a splash of fresh lime juice. 
  • If you like icy cold drinks, use a cocktail shaker. 
  • Not a fan of ginger beer? Use ginger ale instead.

How to serve this cocktail

This festive cocktail is best enjoyed during or after dinner.

This pomegranate yule mule may be a festive drink, but you can drink it any time of year. The pomegranate twist makes this delicious cocktail a refreshing libation for cold winter nights and hot summer days alike. If you try this recipe, please rate the recipe card and leave a comment down below to help out the next reader!

Pomegranate Moscow Mule Cocktail Recipe

A smooth cocktail with a short ingredient list. This Pomegranate Moscow Mule is the perfect starter for your craft cocktail menu. 
5 from 21 votes
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Author: Kita Roberts
5 minutes
Serves: 1 cocktail


  • ice
  • 2 oz pomegranate vodka
  • 1 oz pomegranate juice
  • 1 8 oz ginger beer

For Garnish

  • Pomegranate seeds
  • Fresh rosemary


  • Place ice in copper mug
  • Pour the pomegranate vodka and pomegranate juice over the ice.
  • Carefully top the mug off with the ginger beer.
  • Stir gently.
  • Add pomegranate seeds and a sprig of fresh rosemary for garnish.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 233kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Sodium: 20mg | Sugar: 25g

Nutritional informations provided as a courtesy and is only an approximatation. Values will changes based on ingredients used.

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Recipe FAQs

Simply put, because of science.

No really. Beer drinks are best served chilled, and copper mugs seem to be an ideal candidate for holding a cooler temp longer.

Nowadays, our copper mugs are served with a metal lining on the inside to prevent any copper from dissolving into our cocktails but still keep them chilled.

So, next time someone hands you a fancy copper mug, and you think it’s all for a show, you can thank them for making sure the fizz stays crisp and fresher longer as you sip on it.

There’s also a marketing plan behind vodka companies and copper cups, but let’s keep it to science for now. We don’t want to take all the fun out of this.

This recipe makes one serving. 

Yes. Multiply the ingredients by the number of servings. For example, if you’re serving 8 people, you’d need 16 oz of pomegranate vodka, 8 oz pomegranate juice, and 8 8 oz bottles of ginger beer. 

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