As we have already agreed, 2014 was the year of the Moscow Mule. This ginger and vodka drink was everywhere! So let me be the first to suggest a version perfect for your Christmas, New Years, or “it’s snowing and I don’t have to go to work” festivities.
I call this one a Moscow Turkey because it goes great alongside the typical holiday meal of turkey, mashed potatoes, and stuffing. And because it tastes like Christmas in a glass with the cranberry and vanilla flavors!
St. Nick did not bring me the traditional cooper Moscow mule mugs, so I went with my next favorite holiday glass*. Don’t these old-fashioned champagne glasses scream “holiday”? (Or is that just me with the memory of “New Years Eve in a box”, complete with plastic glasses, noise-makers and all sorts of hats and headbands?!)
*Because of my glass choice, I decided to not serve the drink with any ice. If you need to ensure Aunt Fanny’s drink gets a little watered down, feel free to throw in a whole handful.
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup water
- 1 vanilla pod cut in half, scrap out seeds
- 1 part vodka
- 2 parts cranberry juice
- 1 tbsp vanilla simply syrup
- 1/2 lime juiced
- ginger ale or beer
- 1 wedge lime (optional)
- 4 cranberries (optional)
- Whisk sugar and water together in a medium pot. Add vanilla pod and seeds and continue to stir until sugar dissolves. Simmer for a couple of minutes, then allow to cool.
- Fill a glass or mixer with ice and add vodka, cranberry juice, lime juice and vanilla simple syrup. Mix. (If pouring into different glass, do so now.)
- Top with ginger ale or beer. Garnish with lime and cranberries.
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