On the second day of Christmas, there was a slightly spicy, tart, and fizzy Rum Mule cocktail. It’s easy to make in a pitcher, and the garnishes of lime, rosemary, and cranberry make it the most festive of Christmas libations. This Rum Mule cocktail only requires a few ingredients and about five minutes to mix together, and it is guaranteed to please.
Although not a traditional mule by any means, this Rum Mule gets its name from the similar ingredients in a Moscow Mule, except rum is substituted for the vodka. You could definitely use vodka instead, and then call it a Christmas or Holiday Mule. You can also use a variety of ginger ale or ginger beer for this recipe. The kind I use is Buffalo Rock, and despite it being called ginger ale, it’s more of a ginger beer (meaning it’s much darker and spicier than its ginger ale counterparts).
The beauty of this cocktail is its simplicity. You mix the ingredients in a pitcher, put it in the fridge to chill, and serve over ice when it’s time. There’s no shaking or fussiness or anything that makes hosting a shindig stressful. Just mix, serve and enjoy.
A tasty and festive holiday drink with rum, ginger beer, lime, and garnished with rosemary and cranberries.
- 1 liter dark and spicy ginger ale I use Buffalo Rock
- 1 1/2 cups dark rum
- 1/2 cup lime juice
- 1 lime cut into thin slices
- 1 cup whole fresh cranberries
- a few long sprigs of rosemary
Mix ginger ale, rum, and lime juice in a large pitcher. Taste and add more lime juice, rum, or ginger ale, if needed.
Garnish with cranberries, lime slices, and rosemary.