by Moscow Copper Co.
Ugly sweater? Check. Holiday tunes? Check. Pomegranate Mule? Check!
Just because the temperature is going down doesn’t mean you have to put your copper mug away. Now’s the time to transform the classic Moscow Mule recipe into a festive treat by adding pomegranate seeds and pomegranate juice.
The perfectly tart pomegranate flavor complements the mule’s vodka, ginger beer and freshly squeezed lime.
Pomegranate Mules are a Holiday Treat
Today pomegranates are grown in the drier parts of California and Arizona, and it is in season in the Northern Hemisphere from September to February.Pomegranates were one of the first fruit trees to be cultivated — as early the fifth millennium B.C. in the eastern Mediterranean region. It wasn’t introduced into the United States until 1769, when Spanish settlers brought the fruit to California.
So starting with Halloween and going through New Year’s, a Pomegranate Mule will hit the spot no matter the celebration.
Pomegranate + Copper
Drinking a Pomegranate Mule out of a Moscow Copper Co. mug is recommended for maximum flavor, not to mention the health benefits!
Copper has a long history of healing and maintaining health. For instance, it was used to kill infections as far back as 1,600 B.C. And drinking out of 100% copper was proven beneficial because copper doesn’t allow bacteria growth.
Pomegranate also boasts some healing properties. In the ancient Ayurveda science, it was frequently used as an ingredient in remedies, including being known as a “blood purifier.”
The seeds are bright and red because of polyphenols, which are powerful antioxidants. The amount of antioxidants in pomegranate juice is three times more than in red wine or green tea. These properties fight free radicals and protect against cell damage and inflammation.
Pomegranate Moscow Mule IngredientsTo make this drink, you will need:
- 2 ounces vodka
- 1 ounce pomegranate juice
- 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
- 1 tablespoon pomegranate seeds
- Ginger beer
The original Moscow Mule calls for Smirnoff Vodka.
In lieu of ginger beer, you can use 3 ounces of seltzer water with our Moscow Mule Ginger Syrup, which is a careful small-batch blend of fresh ginger, cane sugar and lime juice.
Opening a pomegranate to extract the seeds can be a little tricky. Even though the word itself is Latin for “seeded apple,” you can’t just bite into it like an apple. First, you score the exterior with a knife and break it open. Then, submerge the seeds in water to separate from the pulpy membranes. Alternately, you can freeze the fruit to make it easier to separate.
HOW TO MAKE A POMEGRANATE MULE
There is a science to making a good Pomegranate Mule — but it’s an easy science, and there is no test, so don’t sweat it!
- First, you grab your Moscow Copper mug and add ice. For an even colder mug, place it in the freezer for 30 minutes before serving.
- Next, add your vodka, pomegranate juice, pomegranate seeds and freshly squeezed lime juice.
- Lastly, top it off with ginger beer and garnish with a sprig of fresh rosemary.
If your entire family or dinner party wants a Pomegranate Mule, feel free to make a giant batch in a pitcher. Simply multiply the ingredients by the number of drinkers. One caveat: Do not put ice in the pitcher, or you’ll water down your mules. Make sure to add ice to each individual mug, then pour your pomegranate mix over the top.
For those who do not want to imbibe, you can hold the vodka and instead add more pomegranate juice or ginger beer to make a refreshing mocktail.
P.S. If you make this Pomegranate Mule recipe, don’t forget to tag and share on Instagram!
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