Cranberry Moscow Mule Mocktail

Dry January

Every year my husband and I decide to participate in a Dry January. Which simply means we don’t drink any alcohol for the entire month. I’ll be sharing more about our decision to go dry for a month later this week but in a nutshell, we use it as a reset, recharge and to save a bit of money after a busy holiday season.

Cranberry Moscow Mule Mocktail

cranberry Moscow Mule mocktail



Since we are going dry, I thought it would be fun to still have a few “mocktail” recipes on hand to enjoy once in awhile. Mocktail is just a cute word for cocktail without the alcohol.

This Cranberry Moscow Mule Mocktail is so refreshing, It has all the same great flavors as an original Moscow Mule (like ginger and lime) but zero alcohol.

It’s fun, festive and anything that lets me use my copper Moscow Mule mugs is always a plus.

What You’ll Need for this Mocktail

close up cranberry Moscow Mule mocktail
  • Cranberry Juice – be sure to get 100% cranberry juice since cranberry juice cocktail has a lot of added sugar
  • Ginger Beer – technically non-alcoholic, ginger beer is a fermented blend of water, sugar and ginger. It’s robust and spicy and gives this mocktail a great flavor. If you don’t want to use ginger beer, you can replace with ginger ale or just sparkling water
  • Lime – fresh lime helps blend all the flavors together and in my opinion, the more lime the better when it comes to a Moscow mule
  • Garnish – the garnishes are optional but I think they really dress up the drink and make it fun. I like to add frozen, whole cranberries and little bit of fresh mint
cranberry Moscow Mule mocktail

Cranberry Moscow Mule Mocktail

This Cranberry Moscow Mule Mocktail recipe is a simple and refreshing drink recipe without the alcohol added.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Servings 1
Author Brynn McDowell, RD at The Domestic Dietitian
  • 2 oz 100% cranberry juice
  • 4 oz ginger beer
  • 1 lime wedge
  • Optional Garnish – frozen cranberries, fresh mint
  1. Fill your mug/glass with ice and add cranberry juice and ginger beer

  2. Stir carefully to mix and then squeeze fresh lime juice from wedge into drink. Add lime wedge to glass

  3. Garnish with frozen (or fresh) cranberries and a few fresh mint leaves

Different Options –

If you don’t like ginger beer, you can use ginger ale or sparkling water in it’s place

Looking for More Mocktail Ideas

I’ll be sharing a round up of mocktail ideas next week but these are some of my current favorites –

Mint Mojito Mocktail from The Feedfeed

Ginger Orange Mocktail from Southern Living

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