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I love cranberries, and think that cranberries are just another reason to love this time of year. I make all kinds of cranberry recipes, but around the holidays, I specifically love to share this refreshing Cranberry Mule Cocktail using Sprite® Cranberry with our adult friends and family. It’s just to the side of a traditional mule, but it’s a wonderful new tradition!
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First, you’re going to need Sprite® Cranberry. It’s good on its own, so try it out regardless of your cocktail or punch recipe. It has a sweet/tart flavor that I love!
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I picked up Sprite® Cranberry at Kroger and I need to go get some more. I’m so in love with it! It’s seasonal, so grab a few!
Cranberry Mule Cocktail
To make a Cranberry Mule Cocktail, first add ice to a glass or copper mule mug.
This is an easy drink to make! Unless you want to add special garnishes, all you do is pour, stir and serve! You pour vodka over the ice, add a little cranberry juice, a splash of simple syrup and a splash of 4 ounces of Sprite® Cranberry for a fizzy sweet/tart flavor that makes it perfect. Here’s the printable recipe!
Adding a garnish makes it extra nice. There are several ways you can create sugared cranberries, but I’ve got a quick way to share!
How to Make Fast Sugared Cranberries for Garnish
You’re going to need simple syrup, which is just water and sugar melted together. Check out the recipe above for the best ratio to make that.
Wash whole cranberries and then pour them into cooled simple syrup. Coat them well.
If you need to serve these right away, go ahead and remove the cranberries from the simple syrup and cover them with sugar and/or sugar crystals. Add them to a toothpick or stirring stick and you’re done. If you look at the first picture of cranberries, you’ll see the ones we coated in both granulated sugar and sugar crystals. The ones in the picture above are just coated in sugar crystals. For the best coating results, let the cranberries coated in simple syrup cool on a prepared pan or rack for about 45 minutes to an hour, that will make them more solidly sticky, then cover them in sugar.
Slice limes or get creative with a variety of garnishes. You could even tie a mug charm ornament to the handle so everyone can keep it festive and find their own mug.
I hope you enjoy this Simple Cranberry Mule!
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