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7 Moscow Mule Cocktails For New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Cocktails

Grab your noise-makers and party hats — it’s almost 2022, and the countdown will be here before you know it.

So before you start planning out your resolutions, you first need to resolve something even more important: which cocktails you’ll drink on New Year’s Eve.

You can never go wrong with a Moscow Mule in a shiny copper mug. Here are seven holiday-specific variations that will knock your socks off, whether you’re propping your feet up in front of the fireplace or dancing with a party of people.


cranberry moscow mule

Our Cranberry Moscow Mule recipe is a seasonal favorite, delivering that sweet-tart flavor that will transport you to holidays past, while the complementary mule ingredients of ginger beer and lime keep you firmly rooted in the present.


  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 6 ounces ginger beer
  • 1/2 ounce lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons cranberry sauce
  • Cinnamon stick

How to Make

  • In your Moscow Copper mug, combine cranberry sauce, lime juice and vodka.
  • Stir in ginger beer and fill the mug with ice.
  • Garnish with a cinnamon stick, lime slice and a few fresh cranberries.


pomegranate moscow mule

If you’ve mastered the art of opening a pomegranate, you’ll want to serve our Pomegranate Moscow Mule at your New Year’s Eve shindig. The fruit, similar to citrus in that it’s both tart and sweet, adds a bold flavor profile to the traditional Moscow Mule.


  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 1 ounce pomegranate juice
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon pomegranate seeds
  • Ginger beer
  • Rosemary

How to Make

  • Grab your Moscow Copper mug and add ice.
  • Add vodka, pomegranate juice, pomegranate seeds and lime juice.
  • Top it off with ginger beer and garnish with rosemary.


Eggnog White Russian

If you like your cocktails less tart and more dessert, look no further than the Eggnog White Russian. This New Year’s Eve drink is a smooth, creamy delight that some call an adult milkshake.


  • 2 ounces eggnog
  • 2 ounces coffee liqueur (Kahlúa)
  • 2 ounces vodka
  • Ground nutmeg to garnish

How to Make

  • First, fill a copper mug with ice.
  • Next, stir in the coffee liqueur and vodka.
  • Pour in the eggnog and stir.
  • Top with a dash of ground nutmeg. Enjoy!


peppermint moscow mule

Energize your guests with a refreshing peppermint twist on the traditional Moscow Mule. If they aren’t dancing through the candy cane forest at first, they certainly will be after enjoying a few of these cocktails.


  • 1 1/2 ounces vodka
  • 1/2 ounce peppermint schnapps
  • 8 to 10 ounces ginger beer
  • Mint leaves and crushed candy canes

How to Make

  • Fill your copper mug with crushed ice.
  • Add vodka and peppermint schnapps.
  • Top with ginger beer. Stir.
  • Garnish with crushed candy canes and fresh mint leaves.


champagne moscow mule

Would it even be New Year’s Eve without a champagne toast at midnight? Of course not! But why not make it a mule by adding vodka, ginger beer and lime to the bottom of the champagne flute? Your taste buds will thank you.


  • 2 oz. vodka
  • 2 oz. fresh lime juice
  • 4 oz. ginger beer
  • Chilled champagne, for topping
  • Lime wedges and mint, for serving

How to Make

  • Add vodka, ginger beer and lime juice to a champagne flute.
  • Top with champagne.
  • Garnish with fresh mint and lime.


Spiced Pear Moscow Mule

This Spiced Pear Moscow Mule involves a few extra steps to create a simple syrup, but it’s well worth the preparation time. Adding the warm, bold spices of cinnamon, peppercorn and clove to the comforting flavor of pear will really boost spirits heading into the new year.


  • Simple Syrup
    • 1 cup water
    • 1 cup granulated sugar
    • 1 teaspoon whole cloves
    • 4 cinnamon sticks
    • 1 teaspoon whole black peppercorns
    • 1 pear, sliced
  • Mule
    • 1 batch simple syrup (recipe above)
    • 2 ounces vodka
    • Juice of ½ lime
    • Ginger beer
    • Fresh rosemary and pear slice, for garnish

How to Make

  • Heat water and sugar in a saucepan, stirring until sugar completely dissolves.
  • Add cloves, cinnamon sticks, peppercorns and sliced pear; bring to a light boil.
  • Remove from heat and cover for 1 hour.
  • Strain, then store in the refrigerator until ready to use.
  • To make the mule, combine the simple syrup, vodka and ice in a cocktail shaker and shake.
  • Strain into a copper mug, then add lime juice.
  • Top with ginger beer, and fill the mug with ice.
  • Garnish with sliced pear and rosemary.


Cinnamon Whiskey Mule

If there’s a winter flavor that would be absolutely perfect for a New Year’s Eve cocktail, it’s cinnamon. This Cinnamon Whiskey Mule goes down smooth and will warm you up on a cold winter’s night.


  • 2 ounces cinnamon whiskey
  • 4 ounces ginger beer
  • Pineapple juice
  • Fresh lime juice

How to Make

  • Fill your copper mug with ice.
  • Add cinnamon whiskey and ginger beer.
  • Top with a splash of pineapple juice and fresh lime juice.
  • Garnish with cinnamon stick, and serve. 

P.S. If you make these New Year’s Eve cocktails and serve in a copper mug, don’t forget to tag and share on Instagram!

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