Cranberry Moscow Mule

6 SmartPoints
Published November 21, 2017
Prep Time: 0:05 Cook Time: 0:10 Serves: 1

Cranberry Moscow Mule


  • 2 cup(s) fresh cranberries, fresh or frozen
  • 1 Tbsp ginger root
  • 1 gm star anise, 1 item
  • 1 item(s) whole cloves
  • 1 medium orange(s), juice and zest
  • 2 Tbsp water
  • 4 fl oz ginger beer
  • 1 Tbsp fresh mint leaves
  • 1⁄4 medium fresh lime(s), cut into wedges
  • 1⁄4 cup(s) ice cube(s)
  • 1 fl oz vodka


  1. Set a medium-sized saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the cranberries, ginger, star anise, and clove and allow to simmer, until the cranberries break down, approximately 5-7 minutes.
  2. Remove the cranberry mixture from the heat and stir in the orange zest, orange juice and water. Allow to cool slightly, then pass through a fine-mesh sieve to remove seeds, skins and herbs. Reserve the compote for the cocktail.
  3. In a traditional copper mule cup muddle 1 Tbsp cranberry compote with the vodka, mint leaves, and lime wedges. Top with ice and ginger beer